Scientific Program Details APCO - SOOMBODS 2024

The Metabolic Bone Disease symposium (Main Congress) part of the Summit will be dedicated to the discussion and presentation of several metabolic bone diseases including osteoporosis, as well and rare genetic skeletal disorders in both children and adults. We are having acclaimed local and international faculty speak at the course and symposium. The course and symposium will be academically endorsed by the Chapter of Endocrinologists, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore, the International Society of Clinical Densitometry as well as by the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

14.00 - 14.10

Prof Manju Chandran

Main Congress - Welcome & Introduction

14.10 - 14.50

Chair: Dr Philippe Halbout

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

14.50 - 16.35

Chair: Prof Eugene McCloskey

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

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

Chair: Prof Edith Lau

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 Amol Aiwale (India)
2. TLR4 gene polymorphism and biochemical markers as a tool to identify risk of osteoporosis in women from Karachi - Ms Rozeena Baig (Pakistan)
3. Reference Ranges for Trabecular Bone Score in Vietnam: The Vietnam Osteoporosis Study - Dr Minh Doan Cong (Vietnam)
4. DXA derived sideways fall model: A tool to assess hip fracture risk and efficacy of prevention interventions - Dr Dheeraj Jha (Singapore)
5. FRAX-Based Intervention Thresholds For Bangladesh - Dr Lakshmi Nagendra (India)
6. Bridging osteoporotic fracture management: leveraging opportunistic CT imaging and advanced risk assessment technologies - Dr Anitha D Praveen (Singapore)

17.55 - 19.20

Chair: Prof Ambrish Mithal

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

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.

8.05 - 10.35
 Session 3

Chair: Prof Peter Ebeling

Session 3

Chair: Prof Peter Ebeling

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

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

10.35 - 12.30
 Session 4

Chair: Prof Ambrish Mithal

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

12.45 - 13.25

Lunch Symposium: Promedius Inc.

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

13.25 - 13.45

Networking Break

13.45 - 14.25 Part 1
 Session 5 - Part 1

Chair: Prof Tet Tun Chit

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

14.25 - 15.10 Part 2
 Session 5 - Part 2

Prof Manju Chandran

Session 5 - Part 2

Chair: Prof Manju Chandran

14.25 - 15.10 - The APCO Golden Dragon Debate 2024 : Topic: Osteoporosis Management in a low resource environment is an impossible task

Debaters: Adj. Prof Lau Tang Ching and Prof Eugene McCloskey

15.10 - 15.30

Networking Break

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

15.30 - 16.40 Part 2
 Session 6

Adj Prof Lau Tang Ching

Session 6

Moderator: Adj Prof Lau Tang Ching

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

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

16.20 - 16.30 - Q&A

16.30 - 16.40 - Wrap Up and Close

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