The Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey (SEMT)
Public osteoporosis conference held for World Osteoporosis Day 2005
For World Osteoporosis Day a conference to promote public awareness of osteoporosis was held by the Socity of Prevention of Osteoporosis and Solidarity of Osteoporotic Patients (SOPSOP) - a patient-oriented subsociety of SEMT.
The conference was organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Beypazarz, a village outside of Ankara where a large part of the population lives by farming. Approximately 200 people attended the conference which was followed by an interactive question and answer session. Ayran, a beverage consisting of diluted yoghurt was served to the attendees. BMD testing was offered free of charge to those at risk (about 40 people).
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