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Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation

Newsletter 2004

9th IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies was held in Istanbul, Turkey, September 4-7, 2003.

This meeting was organized by the IOF together with the Osteoporosis Patient Society of Turkey.

IOF CEO, Daniel NAVID, Prof. Dr. Gulseren AKYUZ, the President of Osteoporosis Patient Society of Turkey, Filiz AKIN, the Honorary President of OPST during the opening ceremony.
The IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies (IOF-WWC) is the most important event for osteoporosis patient societies from around the world to plan strategies and share with their experiences. The skills learned at the conferences help the national societies in their efforts to increase basic awareness on osteoporosis, and lobby activities.

The conference started with a welcome cocktail in the Hilton Hotel, Istanbul on September 4 evening. In following day, IOF CEO, Daniel NAVID, The President of Osteoporosis Patient Society of Turkey (OPST), Prof. Dr. Gulseren AKYUZ, The Honorary President of OPST, Filiz AKIN had a talk about the importance of osteoporosis and WWC 03 in the opening ceremony.

Some 150 participants shared information and learned valuable skills in the areas of media training, communication, education, management structure, patient support and lobbying during the WWC 03. In addition to the workshops and plenary sessions, nine societies received valuable awards.

The IOF-LILLY Osteoporosis Policy Initiative Grants were given in the IOF Family Dinner on September 5 evening.
The program was also very rich from the cultural and historical facilities. The participants had an opportunity to visit some historical places such as Agia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Underground Basilica, and a Boat Tour in Bosphorus.

The first WWC, hosted by the UK's National Osteoporosis Society, was held in Bath, England in 1995 with 35 attendees. In September 2003, some 150 people from 60 countries attended the 9th WWC held in Istanbul, Turkey.

In the end of the WWC, Daniel NAVID, thanked Gulseren AKYUZ, The President of OPST, for her society's warm hospitality and excellent organization.

From the left to the right: Prof. Dr. Peter BURCKHARDT, The President of the Committee of National Osteoporosis Societies; Prof. Dr. Ghassan MAALOUF, The Executive Committee Member of IOF; Laura MISTELI, The Web Manager of IOF; Prof. Dr. Jean Yves REGINSTER, The Secretary General of IOF; Daniel NAVID, IOF CEO; Prof. Dr. Gulseren AKYUZ, The President of Osteoporosis Patient Society of Turkey; Prof. Dr. Pierre DELMAS, The President of IOF; Jenny BONNET, The Secretary of IOF; Paul Spencer SOCHACZEWSKI, The Communication Adviser of IOF.
2nd Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis will be held on April 21st - April 25th, 2004 in Turkey.

Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation is organizing a congress on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis in Antalya, Turkey. The aim of the meeting is to increase the awareness and the knowledge of the orthopaedic surgeons on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. With a multidisciplinary approach, the incidence, the prevalence, and the burden of this silent epidemic will be discussed.

The speakers will try to answer the following questions

What is osteoporosis?
Why should the orthopedic surgeon be concerned?
How should the patients with osteoporotic fractures be evaluated?
Who to treat?
How to treat?
The medical treatment of osteoarthritis will be also discussed in this meeting. The orthopaedic surgeons will be told that most of patients with osteoarthritis can be managed with conservative measures.

The economical aspects will be also discussed during the congress.

Final announcement is as follows;



Honorary Presidents

President O. Sahap ATIK

Organization Committee
Murad USLU

TOTBID - Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis Study Group
Isik Akgun
O. Sahap ATIK
Ahmet T. AYDIN
Murad USLU

Scientific Secretariat

Phone:+90 312 210 49 50
Fax:+90 312 210 49 99

Organization Secretariat
Ayazmaderesi Cad. Karadut Sok. No: 7
34349 Dikilitas - ISTANBUL - TURKEY
Phone : +90 212 258 60 20 pbx
Fax :+90 212 258 60 78
e-mail :

S Akman S Hepguler S Solak
G Akyüz B Horgan T Satana
A Alanay E Isikan B S Sayli
M Alp S Karaoglu U Sayli
B Alparslan V Karatosun O F Sendur
F Altintas C Kayali N Sener
T Arasil V Kirdemir Y Tabak
Y Ates F Korkusuz R Tanakol
O S Atik N Kose O Taser
A T Aydin W Jaffe M Tokgozoglu
N Aydogan O Johnell Y Tomak
M Altinmakas M Manisali N Tosun
M L Baydar S Necmioglu R Tozun
O F Bilgen T Oguz S Turanli
K Biberoglu A Okur M A Tumoz
A Bora Ç Onder M Turkmen
T Cavusoglu D Ozaksoy M Ungan
G Dilsen I Ozturk M Uslu
D Dincer S Percin B Unver
F Eksioglu H Pinar H Yazici
B Erdemli J Y Reginster Y Yazici
S Ferhat R Rizzoli M Yildirim
A Gogus S Sarban O Yazicioglu
I Gunal S Seber H Yorgancigil
S Gur


Dear Colleague,

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis have emerged as the most disabling diseases during the last 20 years. The costs caused by osteoporotic fractures of spine, hip and forearm; and the financial burden related to osteoarthritis are considered as a major determinant of the healthcare budget.

There have been developments in the pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. But one cannot say that the orthopedists have sufficent interest on this issue.

On the other hand, the patients are referred to the orthopedists for the treatment of fractures caused by osteoporosis; most of our colleagues treats the fractures only, and they neglect osteoporosis. Whereas, the probability of another fracture in these patients is very high.

Bone and Joint Decade is dedicated to improve the quality of life for people with musculoskeletal disorders worldwide. World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) aimed to raise the orthopedists' awareness and interest on this issue.

I believe that the 2nd Congress of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis organized by Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation under the auspices of WHO Collaborating Center, Liege, IOF and TOTBID will have important contributions to reach these goals in the name of patients, physicians and our country.

I look forward to meeting you in 2004.

O.Sahap ATIK

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME April 21, 2004 Wednesday
09:00-18:30 Registration
18:30-22:30 Welcome Cocktail

April 22, 2004 Thursday
08:30-08:40 Opening ceremony
08:40-09:00 Opening conference
Chair: F Eksioglu, M Uslu
Osteoporosis, osteoartrithis and orthopaedist O S Atik
09:00-09:30 Conference 1
Chair: O S Atik, A Okur
New insights for the treatment of osteoporosis J Y Reginster
09:30-10:00 Conference 2
Chair: G. Akyüz, Ö Yazicioglu
New insights for the treatment of osteoarthritis J Y Reginster
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Conference 3
Chair: F Korkusuz, S Necmioglu
Bone quality R Rizzoli
11:00-11:30 Conference 4
Chair: N Köse, S Solak
Controversial issues on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis R Rizzoli
11:30-12:30 Satellite Symposium
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Symposium 1
Chair: E Isikan, N Tosun
Relationship between the physicians and patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: Patient societies G Akyüz, B Horgan
15:00-15:30 Conference 5
Chair: A Kiliç, S Perçin
Incidence and prevalence of osteoporosis in Turkey G Düsen
Conference 6
Chair: S Seber, U Sayli
Osteoporosis and genetic BS Sayli
15:30-16:00 Conference 7
Chair: Y Ates, S Karaoglu
Tissue engineering in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis F Korkusuz
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:30 Panel 1
Moderator: F. Altintas
Diagnosis in osteoporosis
Speakers: G Akyüz, B Erdemli, M Manisali, D Özaksoy, D Sindel, M Ungan
18:30-19:30 Free presentations
Chair: M Altinmakas, T Satana

April 23, 2004 Friday
09:00-09:30 Conference 8
Chair: S Sarban, M Türkmen
Incidence, prevalence and burden of osteoporosis O Johnell
09:30-10:00 Conference 9
Chair: T Oguz, R Tanakol
Wno should be treated? O Johnell
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Conference 10
Chair: I Günal, Ç Önder
Orthopaedist and osteoporosis O Johnell
11:00-11:30 Chair: T Çavusoglu, S Turanli
Controversial issues in knee and hip replacement W Jaffe
11:30-12:30 Satellite Symposium
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Business Meeting
15:00-15:30 Conference 11
Chair: B Erdemli, H Yazici
Monitorisation of meditation in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis Y Yazici
15:30-16:00 Conference 12
Chair: M Tokgözoglu, Y Yazici
Current concepts in the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis H Yazici
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:30 Panel 2
Moderator: B Alpaslan
Treatment in osteoporosis
Speakers: T Arasil, K Biberoglu, S Hepguler, D Sindel, Ö F Sendur, R Tanakol, Y Yazici, M Yildirim, H Yorgancigil

April 24, 2004 Saturday
09:00-10:00 Panel 3
Moderator: I Öztürk
Treatment of periarticular osteoporotic fractures in patients with osteoarthritis
Speakers: S Akman, M Alp, C Kayali, Y Tabak
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Conference 13
Chair: I Günal, F Korkusuz
Good clinical research H Yazici
11:00-11:30 Conference 14
Chair: S Ferhat, Y Tomak
Joint distraction and cartilage healing V Karatosun
Conference 15
Chair: A Bora, B S Sayli
Relationship between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis U Sayli
11:30-12:30 Satellite Symposium
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Conference 16
Chair: D Dinçer, T Satana
Minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of degenerative disc A Hamzaoglu
15:00-16:00 Panel 4
Moderator: I Akgün
Arthroscopic surgery in the treatment of the patients with osteoarthritis
Speakers: ML Baydar, S Gür, H Pinar, Ö Taser
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-17:30 Panel 5
Moderator: R Tözün
Arthroplasty in the patients with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
Speakers: Ö F Bilgen, A Gögüs, V Kirdemir, N Sener
17:30-18:30 Panel 6
Moderator: A Hamzaoglu
Approach to the osteoporotic spine
Speakers: A Alanay, N Aydogan, D Dincer, T Satana
18:30-19:30 Free presentations
Chair: V Karatosun, MA Tümöz

April 25, 2004 Sunday

Turkish NAN Reorganized


Osteoporosis Patient Society of Turkey
Turkish ASAMI
Turkish Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Section of Arthroplasty
Section of Orthopaedic Trauma
Section of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Section of Sports Traumatology

Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation
Turkish League Against Rheumatism
Turkish Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Turkish Society of Spine Surgery
Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, and Knee Surgery
Turkish Society for Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity


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