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Conquering Osteoporosis in our Community
Tue, May 9, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Come enjoy a festive evening event near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, featuring food and drink crafted for us by neighboring businesses. You will enjoy meeting the world’s leading experts in bone imaging and orthopedic surgery. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the importance of bone density scanning (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan or DXA) at 1725 Montgomery Street, and the impact of UCSF’s world-class radiology and interdisciplinary teamwork on osteoporosis treatment. We look forward to including your voice in this important conversation concerning our vision to conquer osteoporosis.
Easy lot parking available one block away at 80 Francisco Street, for $6 per hour.
Osteoporosis – Learn what our community can do to prevent and treat this common disease. From on-time screening, to advances in science, the UCSF community will come together with neighbors to share important insights. We welcome hearing your experiences and perspectives regarding this critical matter.
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide. Men also experience the condition, which weakens bones and makes them subject to fracture, and are more likely than women to die after breaking a hip.
Regular screening will diagnose osteoporosis and other bone problems early. That way they can be managed and even curbed with prescription medicines and lifestyle modifications.
Presenters will include:
Thomas Link, MD, chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at UCSF; Galateia Kazakia, PhD, director of the Bone Quality Research Laboratory at UCSF Imaging; and Aenor Sawyer, MD, MS, director, UCSF Skeletal Health Service; Vinil Shah, MD, Assistant professor of Clinical Radiology in the Neuroradiology subspecialty.