About APCO

The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) comprises Osteoporosis experts from several countries in Asia Pacific, charged with developing tangible solutions to the substantive challenges involving osteoporosis management and fracture prevention in this most populated and fastest-growing region of the world.

Over the years, APCO has developed several resources such as the APCO Framework, the Bone Health QI Tool Kit, the HCP Peer-to-Peer Education Modules, and the APCO Collective Intellect Clinical Case Discussion Platform (CICCDP). To learn more about APCO, click here.

WHY JOIN APCO SOOMBODS 2024 Why should you Join The Summit?

Networking

Connect with top experts, peers, and scientific influencers, fostering collaborations and building lasting professional relationships.

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Education

Engage in scientific sessions that offer practical insights and skills applicable to clinical practice.

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Professional Growth

Showcase commitment to the field, potentially leading to opportunities for recognition, publications, and career development within the field.

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Insights into Cutting Edge Technology and Research

Access the latest research and breakthroughs in areas such as advanced musculoskeletal imaging, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in osteoporosis.

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WHY JOIN APCO SOOMBODS 2024 Who especially will benefit?

OE Course

The OE course which will provide in depth understanding of the principles of bone densitometry and management of osteoporosis will be especially useful for all health care practitioners including specialists, general practitioners, nurses, technologists, and other allied health care professionals working in the bone health field. Trainees and medical students will also benefit immensely from this course.

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Main Congress

The Metabolic Bone Disease Symposium (Main Congress) is best suited for Clinicians and Trainees with a special interest in the management of all metabolic bone diseases. Though we welcome all clinicians, the main congress will thus be most useful for clinicians and trainees from the disciplines of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Geriatrics.

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APCO SOOMBODS 2024 Scientific Committee

MEET OUR Summit Speakers

Prof Didier Hans

Switzerland

Prof Yumie Rhee

South Korea

Dr Wong Jiunn

Singapore

Mr Rajakanth

Singapore

The Osteoporosis Essentials Course

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IOF ISCD Osteoporosis Essentials (OE) course

The Osteoporosis Essentials course will teach learners, including Specialists, General Practitioners (GPs), nurses, and pharmacists advanced skills to screen for, diagnose and treat Osteoporosis most effectively.

18 - 19 May 2024 Main Congress

The Metabolic Bone Disorders symposium (Main Congress) part of the Summit will be dedicated to the discussion and presentation of several metabolic bone diseases including osteoporosis, as well as rare genetic skeletal disorders in both children and adults. We are proud to have internationally acclaimed faculty speak at the Congress.

14.00 - 14.10

Main Congress - Welcome & Introduction

speaker-1

Prof Manju Chandran

14.10 - 14.50

Key Note Lecture

Chairs: Prof Manju Chandran and Dr Philippe Halbout

Panoramic view of Osteoporosis management over the last 30 years - from the view point of a clinician, researcher and epidemiologist - Prof. J-Y Reginster

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Chair: Prof Manju Chandran

speaker-2

Chair: Dr Philippe Halbout

speaker-3

Prof Jean-Yves Reginster

14.50 - 16.35

Session 1

Chair: Prof Eugene McCloskey

14.55 - 15.30 - Understanding the vitamin D trials- Decisive Verdict or Persistant Uncertainties -
Prof Ambrish Mithal

15.30 - 15.55 - Current Anabolic therapies and those on the Horizon - Prof Peter Ebeling

15.55 - 16.20 - Sequential and Combination Therapy: The Knowns and the Unknowns - Prof Edith Lau

16.20 - 16.35 - Q&A - Session 1 Speakers

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Chair: Prof Eugene McCloskey

speaker-2

Prof Ambrish Mithal

speaker-3

Prof Peter Ebeling

speaker-4

Prof Edith Lau

16.35 - 16.55

Networking Break

Coffee/Tea and snacks will be served in Foyer area. We invite all participants to visit the Exhibition area during the break

16.55 - 17.55

Presentation of Best Oral Posters

Chairs: Prof Didier Hans and Prof Edith Lau

1. A multicenter, randomized, active-controlled, double-blinded, parallel-group, phase 3 study to compare the efficacy, safety, immunogenicity and pharmacokinetics of biosimilar teriparatide 20 μg versus reference teriparatide 20 μg in patients of postmenopausal osteoporosis. - Dr Nitin Kapoor (India)
2. FRAX-Based Intervention Thresholds For Bangladesh - Dr Lakshmi Nagendra (India)
3. Reference values of handgrip and lower extremity strength for Vietnamese men and women: The Vietnam Osteoporosis Study - Dr. Do Tuan Kiet (Vietnam)
4. Bridging osteoporotic fracture management: leveraging opportunistic CT imaging and advanced risk assessment technologies - Dr Anitha D Praveen (Singapore) 
5. Reference Ranges for Trabecular Bone Score in Vietnam: The Vietnam Osteoporosis Study - Dr Minh Doan Cong (Vietnam)
6. DXA derived sideways fall model: A tool to assess hip fracture risk and efficacy of prevention interventions - Mr Dheeraj Jha (Singapore)

speaker-1

Prof Didier Hans

speaker-2

Chair: Prof Edith Lau

17.55 - 19.20

Session 2

Chair: Prof Ambrish Mithal

17.55 - 18.30 - Pharmacotherapy of Rare Bone Disorders:  Heralding a New Era - Prof Manju Chandran

18.30 - 18.55 - Phosphate Wasting Disorders for the Metabolic Bone Clinician. Identifying and Treating before it is too late - Prof Yumie Rhee

18.55 - 19.05 - Q&A - Session 2 Speakers

19.05 - 19.20 - Rare Bone Disease - Advocacy across the AP Region - Where Do We Stand - Mr Rajakanth

speaker-1

Chair: Prof Ambrish Mithal

speaker-2

Prof Manju Chandran

speaker-3

Prof Yumie Rhee

speaker-4

Mr Rajakanth

19.20 - 21.05

Networking Dinner

Networking dinner will be served in the Foyer area. We invite all participants to visit the Exhibition and Poster area during the evening.

Main Congress

8.05 - 10.35

Session 3

Chair: Prof Peter Ebeling and Prof Manju Chandran

08.05 - 08.45 -  Choosing a Treatment Threshold for Osteoporosis. Why the confusion? -
Prof Eugene McCloskey

08.45 - 09.15 - Handling Side effects associated with osteoporosis therapy-Atypical fractures and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw -
Dr Hew Fen Lee

09.15 - 09.25 - Q&A

09.25 - 09.55 - Osteoporosis in Renal failure - Dr Wong Jiunn

09.55 - 10.25 - Optimizing bone health before orthopaedic surgery - Dr Thanut Valleenukul

10.25 - 10.35 - Q&A - All Speakers

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Chair: Prof Peter Ebeling

speaker-2

Chair: Prof Manju Chandran

speaker-3

Prof Eugene McCloskey

speaker-4

Dr Hew Fen Lee

speaker-5

Dr Wong Jiunn

speaker-6

Dr Thanut Valleenukul

10.35 - 10.55

Networking Break

Coffee/Tea and snacks will be served in Foyer area. We invite all participants to visit the Exhibition area during the break

10.55 - 12.45

Session 4

Chair: Prof Ambrish Mithal

11.00 - 11.35 -  Artificial Intelligence in Osteoporosis. The future is here - Prof Claus Gluer

11.35 - 12.05 - Advanced Imaging in Osteoporosis: 3D Shaper, TBS, HRpQCT - Prof Didier Hans

12.05 - 12.35 - Bone fragility other than due to Osteoporosis : Osteoegenesis Imperfecta - Dr Rashida Vasanwala

12.35 - 12.45 - Q&A - All speakers

speaker-1

Chair: Prof Ambrish Mithal

speaker-2

Prof Claus–C. Glüer

speaker-3

Prof Didier Hans

speaker-4

Dr Rashida F. Vasanwala

12.45 - 13.05

Lunch and Bathroom Break

Kindly pick up your Bento Box and take your bathroom Break before the Satellite Symposium starts.

13.05 - 13.45

Satellite Symposium: Promedius Inc.

Speakers: Dr Hisham Badaruddin (Singapore) and Dr Miso Jang (S. Korea)

speaker-1

Dr Hisham Badaruddin

speaker-2

Dr Miso Jang

13.45 - 14.25 Part 1

Session 5 - Part 1

Chair: Prof Tet Tun Chit

13.50 - 14.05 - Future proofing against the second fracture: Capture the Fracture® Global Overview -Dr Philippe Halbout

14.05 - 14.25 - The success story of the Capture the Fracture® Global Program in Japan - Dr Atsushi Suzuki

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Chair: Prof Tet Tun Chit

speaker-2

Dr Philippe Halbout

speaker-3

Prof. Atsushi Suzuki

14.25 - 15.20 Part 2

Session 5 - Part 2

Chair: Prof Manju Chandran

14.25 - 15.20 - The APCO Golden Dragon Debate 2024 : Topic: Osteoporosis Management in a low resource environment is an impossible task

For the Motion: Prof Eugene McCloskey
Against the motion: Adj Prof Lau Tang Ching

speaker-1

Prof Manju Chandran

speaker-2

Adj Prof Lau Tang Ching

speaker-3

Prof Eugene McCloskey

15.20 - 15.40

Networking Break

Coffee/Tea and snacks will be served in Foyer area. We invite all participants to visit the Exhibition area during the break

15.40 - 16.50

Session 6

Moderator: Adj Prof Lau Tang Ching

15.30 - 16.20 - The APCO Collective Intellect Clinical Case Discussion Platform (CICCDP): May 2024 Edition

Case 1: Presented by Dr Charlotte Choo - Senior Resident, Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Case 2: Presented by Dr Kashish Gupta - Senior Resident, Department of Endocrinology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India

Panelists: Prof Manju Chandran, Prof Peter Ebeling, Prof Ambrish Mithal

16.20 - 16.30 - Q&A

16.30 - 16.40 - Wrap Up and Vote of Thanks

speaker-1

Adj Prof Lau Tang Ching

speaker-2

Prof Manju Chandran

speaker-3

Prof Peter Ebeling

speaker-4

Prof Ambrish Mithal

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