Included below is a list of events happening across the country that may be of interest to osteoporosis patients, their family, caregivers, healthcare providers and/or the general public.

Upcoming Events

Stay Motivated and Connected: Join BHOF’s Steps to Strong Bones™ Monthly Program Held Virtually on Zoom

If you’ve been wanting to move more this year and focus more on your bone health, there’s no better time to start than now! To keep you on track and motivated, BHOF will be hosting monthly Zoom meetings at 12pm ET on the first Monday of every month where you can connect with like-minded individuals and share your progress. You’ll also get the chance to listen to motivational speakers and talk about your experiences on getting motivated to move. If you’d like to participate (just once or more), click here to sign-up and we’ll be sure to send you the link to the Zoom meeting every month. Join when you can!

Healthy Bones for Life™ (Webinar)

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 1pm-2pm ET
Speaker: Peer Educator – Francine Matalon-Degni
Host: ReachUp

This webinar will share the basics of bone health and why it is important. You will learn bone development over the ages, understand what osteoporosis is, bone loss and fractures. It’s the perfect introduction to preventing bone loss, fracture prevention, bone-safe exercise and bone-healthy nutrition. So, take steps to stay strong and independent for life! Click here to register.

 

Understanding Osteoporosis Medications: Biologics & Biosimilars

Date/Time: Monday, July 8, 3:00pm ET
Join BHOF Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrea Singer and Cate Lockhart, PharmD, PhD, Executive Director of the Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium for an informative webinar about osteoporosis medication and treatment options. You will learn about weighing the associated benefits and risks of medications and gain insight into speaking with your healthcare practitioner about treatment planning and osteoporosis management. The differences between biologics and biosimilars will also be discussed. Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7qlkJjjAScicsKNQb8ylqw

Eating for Healthy Bones™ 

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 9, 12pm-1pm ET
Speaker: Peer Educator – Lisa Crozier
Host: ReachUp
If your body is a castle, your bones are the foundation. To keep our bones strong and healthy for life, we need to feed them properly! Find out how by tuning in to Eating for Healthy Bones, a free live virtual event that will empower and enlighten you. Here is some of what you’ll learn: 
* How the Dynamic Duo of calcium and vitamin D work together to build and rebuild your bones. 
* What other vitamins and minerals are key players for bone health.
* What foods provide the nutrients our bones need.
* When you might need supplements, and what kind to take.
Click here to register.

Posture Power™

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2pm-3pm ET
Speaker: Peer Educator – Teresa Marchok
Host: ReachUp
This program will cover the importance of posture and body mechanics to prevent fractures with quick techniques for safe movement. Postural changes affect our bones and body as we age. Knowing proper alignment and the correct type of exercises can improve posture and help reduce the risk of fractures. In addition, you’ll learn the right ways to do your everyday activities. Click here to register.

Stepping Out Strong™

Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 12pm-1pm ET
Speaker: Peer Educator – Bryan Arce
Host: ReachUp
This is a community-oriented program focused on fall prevention to keep people on their feet. Every 13 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall, and falls are the leading cause of hip fractures. So, get your balance checked, and learn simple exercises you can do at home to improve balance, strength and flexibility! Click hereto register.

Why Healthy Bones Matter™ for People Living with HIV

Date/Time: Ongoing – this is an on-demand webinar
As people with HIV live longer than they have in previous decades, their fracture risk increases, as it does for all people. People living with HIV experience bone loss, weakened bones and broken bones more often than the general population. Their fracture rates, for example, are 2 to 4 times higher. As people live longer with HIV, these risks will increase with age, just as they do for all people. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) is committed to educating Americans living with HIV about how to protect their bones. We have created a 1-hour on-demand virtual program tailored to the needs of people living with HIV, as well as their families and caregivers. Click here to learn more and register.

Past Events & Recordings

‘Ask the Expert’ Webinar on World Osteoporosis Day: Creating an Exercise Plan for Healthy Bones 

On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, at 12pm ET, BHOF CEO Claire Gill interviewed exercise expert Amy Van Liew about the most frequently asked questions we receive on exercise for bone health. They discussed how exercise, physical activity and safe movement all play an important role in building and maintaining bone health throughout our lives. Click here to view the webinar recording.

Safe Movement Techniques to Prevent Spine Fractures Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will explain how certain movements may harm the spine in a person with osteoporosis or low bone density in the spine. Spinal anatomy will be reviewed and spine-saving movement principles will be shared. A SpineFacts wellness message will be provided at the end. Watch the recording today!

Fall Prevention Webinar: Move Often, Move Safely, Stop Falls, Stop Fractures

The NYSOPEP Falls Prevention Webinar was held on September 16 and focused on dizziness and vertigo, fall prevention strategies, physical activity needed to prevent falls, medications that increase the risk of falls, and what to do in the event of a fall. Recording coming soon!

Fall Prevention Webinar: Core Strengthening & Physical Therapy

This webinar focuses on how physical therapy and occupational therapy can help improve bone density and the role that strengthening your core, lower extremities and trunk can play in helping to prevent falls. Click here to view the recording. Download a copy of the slides here.

The Evolution of NOF

On World Osteoporosis Day 2021 NOF was renamed the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF). For the past 18-months, NOF underwent a brand review process to determine how best to evolve, grow, and innovate to meet the needs of osteoporosis patients, caregivers, the general public, and healthcare providers. The results of our brand review were shared during this webinar. Speakers: Claire Gill, CEO; Robert F. Gagel, MD, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Kenneth W. Lyles, MD, President, Board of Trustees. Watch the recording today!

What’s Cooking? Delicious Recipes that are Good for Bone Health

This cooking demonstration with Culinary Nutritionist Regina Ragone, MS, RD, CDN, features recipes from NOF’s Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life® – The Food-for-Bones Cookbook. NOF worked with award-winning cookbook editors to create our first, full cookbook, published in 2018. At this fun, virtual event, Regina demonstrates how to make some of the delicious recipes from the cookbook. And she provides some insider tips and tricks she learned during her more than two decades leading test kitchens as some of the most important names in magazines, including Weight Watchers, Prevention and Family Circle. Watch the recording today!

Bone Chats

BHOF Bone Chats focus on topics of importance to the bone health community! If you missed any of the previous live sessions, you can view the recordings by clicking on the links below.

Generations of Strength: Bone Health and Osteoporosis in Families
Cancer and Bone Loss
Bone Density Tests and Beyond
BHOF Support Groups: Meeting Needs in Communities
Be Bone Strong: Running for Bone Health
Public Policy and Bone Health
Men and Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know

Staying Strong, Vibrant and Full of Energy
After Age 50

In this fun, informational conversation, Debra Atkinson, founder of Flipping50, busts the myth about the slowing of your metabolism at menopause and beyond. Debra has been speaking on fitness and life-enhancing topics for more than 30 years. She is a Certified CoachU Graduate, coaching clients in the areas of wellness, personal training and more. She is also an author and six-time Ironman finisher. Debra earned both her B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science and Exercise and Sports Psychology, respectively, from Iowa State University. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise, the National Strength and Conditioning Association as she has presented at numerous national and international conferences and events. Debra shares with us her philosophy on how we can do safe, sane and simple exercise programs at home that can help us reach our health and fitness goals at midlife and beyond! Watch the recording today!

The Economic Impact of Osteoporotic Fractures

Fall 2019, NOF released a report from the actuarial firm, Milliman, on the economic burden of osteoporosis fractures based on Medicare data. During May’s National Osteoporosis Month, NOF’s Interim CEO, Claire Gill, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrea Singer, will share highlights from the report and discuss the policy agenda NOF has created based on the report findings. To view the slides, click here. To view the full recording, click here.

The Impact of Osteoporosis and Fractures on the African American Community

NOF and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging hosted a webinar for patients and caregivers to discuss the risk of bone loss and osteoporosis in the Black and African American community. Our panel of experts shared information about the basics of bone health and fractures, the impact of osteoporotic fractures in the Black and African American community and practical steps people can take to protect their bone health as part of healthy aging. Click here to download the presentation. Click here to download the infographic.

Osteoporosis and Bone Health Town Hall Webinar

Ten million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis and millions more are at increased risk of having a debilitating or even deadly fracture. Two million broken bones are caused each year by osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) offered a widely attended webinar to Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, industry and more on what you need to know about Osteoporosis and Bone Health – Its Impact on Your Constituents, the Healthcare System and the Economy. Watch the recording here!

Update on the Treatment of Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will provide updated information on the osteoporosis treatment plan, including efficacy of pharmacologic therapies, diet, and exercise and lifestyle changes to improve bone health in individuals with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. Also included will be information on the surgical and non-surgical management of acute spinal fractures. Watch the recording today!

Protecting Your Fragile Spine During the Coronavirus Pandemic

NOF recently hosted a webinar focused on what patients/caregivers need to know to prevent spine fractures, tips on how to manage safe movement and exercise at home to avoid crowded areas that cause a higher risk for contracting COVID-19. Click here to view the webinar recording. Click here to download the PDF slides.

How To Exercise Safely With Bone Loss

This 1-hour webinar includes NOF online community volunteer moderator, Susie Hathaway speaking about exercising safely with bone loss. Susie will review the basics of safe movement, describe why exercise is important for those with bone loss and offer exercise examples you can use to start a safe exercise routine. Watch the recording today!

What You Need to Know about Spine Fractures if You Have Osteoporosis Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will explain why people with osteoporosis are at risk for spine fractures. The anatomy of the spine will be reviewed, kyphosis will be discussed, the importance of height measurements and signs and symptoms to report to medical professionals will be discussed. A SpineFacts wellness message will be provided at the end. Watch the recording today!

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Osteoporosis and Nutrition

Many people are confused by all of the recommendations and guidelines about nutrition and bone health. For example, are calcium and vitamin D safe? What foods or supplements disrupt calcium absorption? At NOF, we hear from patients and healthcare professionals about what the latest evidence shows and what it means so we have provided a one hour webinar to answer those questions. Watch the recording today!

Preventing and Managing Physical Therapy 

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become less dense and weaken. In our presentation, Dr. Garry Kushnir, PT, DPT of NY Physical Therapy & Wellness will discuss some possible causes of osteoporosis, various treatment options, how physical therapy can help improve bone density and the role that strengthening your core, lower extremities and trunk can play in helping to prevent and treat osteoporosis. While osteoporosis can potentially harm any of our body’s bones, we will focus on the spine and prevention of posture loss. Watch the recording today!

Exercise and Nutrition for Good Bone Health

To commemorate World Osteoporosis Day 2020, the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program, in collaboration with NOF, teamed up to conduct a webinar for patients and caregivers. The webinar focused on important exercise and nutrition information for good bone health. It is a must-see for everyone interested in learning more about this debilitating disease, which is preventable and treatable. Watch the recording today!


Important Nutrients for Bone Health Webinar

This 1-hour webinar is about the importance of nutrition to building and maintaining strong bones. This webinar is designed to provide a broad overview of nutrition as it relates to bone health.  The intent is to ground the participant in the basic biology and physiology of bone cells and the key role nutrition plays in building and maintaining strong bones throughout the lifespan. Watch the recording here!

Osteoporosis and Town Hall Webinar 

This 1-hour town hall webinar, held in December 2018, was for Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, industry and more on what you need to know about Osteoporosis and Bone Health – Its Impact on Your Constituents, the Healthcare System and the Economy. Speakers included NOF’s Chief Medical Officer and Osteoporosis expert, Dr. Andrea Singer, and NOF National Bone Health Policy Institute advisor, Peter Reinecke. Watch the recording here! Thank you to our sponsors, Amgen and PhRMA for supporting our educational webinar.

When to Get a Bone Density Test (DXA) and How to Interpret the Results

This 1-hour webinar will provide participants with an understanding of when they should ask their doctor for a bone density test and how to interpret their test results to determine what next steps are needed. It will also provide personal advice from two patients on how to stay active and healthy after being diagnosed with osteoporosis or low bone mass and aims to help new online community members understand how to best navigate the community to find helpful advice and support from their peers. Watch the recording today!

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