BONE & JOINT DISEASES AND AGE

(International Scientific-Educational Conference»,

October 21–22, 2019, Kyiv, Ukraine)

During the recent five years, holding the international meetings for scientists and practitioners, interested in the problems of osteoporosis and other bone and joint diseases, has become a good tradition. On October 21–22, 2019, the International Scientific-Educational Conference «Bone and Joint Diseases and Age» was held in Kyiv (Ukraine). This event was organized by the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis, Ukrainian EVIDAS Division, D.F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology by the NAMS of Ukraine, in collaboration with the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, National Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics of Ukraine, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Ukrainian Association of Orthopedic Traumatologists and Association of Rheumatologists of Ukraine.
The Organizing Committee of this annual International Conference, as always, was headed by Professor Vladyslav Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis. The conference had a wide outreach: many foreign lecturers, a wide range of topics, and multitudes of participants. 18 presenters from various countries of Europe, the USA and Kazakhstan, as well as numerous Ukrainian lecturers, made 44 reports, reviews and lectures. The simultaneous interpretation of the lectures, presentations and discussions was provided, so that all the participants of the symposium could get comfortably immersed into the new and useful expertly information.
During the opening ceremony, Vladyslav Viktorovych Bezrukov, Director of the D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology by the NAMS Ukraine, academician of the NAMS Ukraine, read the greeting letter by Jean-Yves Reginster, President of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO).

JY REGINSTER - Letter

The opening ceremony of the International “Bone and Joint Diseases and Age» Bone and Joint Diseases and Age” conference was also attended by Vitaliy Ivanovych Tsymbalyuk, academician, President of the National Academy of the Medical Sciences of Ukraine. He wished fruitful endeavors and new knowledge, successful exchange of the professional experience to the attendants.

 

The scientific program of the symposium opened with the lecture by the President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis, Prof. Vladyslav Povoroznyuk (D.F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology by the NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine). He was reporting on osteoporosis and musculoskeletal diseases in Ukraine.

 

 

Prof. Neil Binkley (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, USA) presented three reports. His first report was on sarcopenia and fracture prevention in the elderly. Prof. Neil Binkley (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, USA) presented three reports. His first report was on sarcopenia and fracture prevention in the elderly. In his second report Prof. Neil Binkley elaborated on the vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. Together with Prof. Didier Hans (Center of Bone Diseases, Lausanne University Hospital Switzerland, in Lausanne, Switzerland), Prof. Neil Binkley presented a 6-step outline of Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)’s practical clinical use.

 

 

The report by Diane Krueger (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) examined the DXA testing quality issues worldwide, as well as the appropriate DXA acquisition and analysis techniques and artifacts and unacceptable DXA scans.

 

Prof. Andrea Ildikó Gasparik (Association for Prevention of Osteoporosis in Romania, Bucharest, Romania) told about the health technology assessment (HTA), increasingly used in the field of osteoporosis and potentially able to help decision makers efficiently allocate health-care resources.

 

 

Prof. Heinrich Resch (Medical School by Sigmund Freud University, Center of Rheumatic and Bone Diseases Rheumazentrum Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria) reported on the glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.

 

The topic of secondary osteoporosis was continued by the report of Prof. Mario Rui Mascarenhas (Lisboa, Portugal). He presented classification of the secondary osteoporosis and detected primary factors affecting its development.

Prof. Juraj Payer (Comenius University Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava, University Hospital of Bratislava, Slovak society for osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases, Bratislava, Slovakia) summarized the key issues in the field of premenopausal osteoporosis.

Prof. László Hodinka (National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, Hungary) paid attention in his report to the role of cytokines in pain processing.

 

The topic of musculoskeletal manifestation of hyperparathyroidism was discussed in the report by Prof. Janusz E. Badurski (Polish Foundation of Osteoporosis, Bialystok, Poland).

 

Prof. Nenad Prodanovic (University Clinical Center, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina) spoke about key aspects of rheumatoid arthritis and bone metabolism association.

 

Chokan Baimukhamedov (Medical Center of Joint Diseases, Shymkent, Kazakhstan) presented the report about an early rheumatoid arthritis in the elderly.

 

The topic of bone health in childhood cancer was discussed by Prof. Gerold Holzer (Medical University of Vienna, Austria).

Pawel Pludovski (The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland) presented the preliminary results of Polish National Grant study of idiopathic infantile hypercalcemia.

Jerzy Konstantynowicz (Medical University of Bialystok, Poland) in his report touched on vitamin D in adolescence.

The Ukrainian-Austrian summit for bone and joints diseases also took place in the framework of the Conference. The scientists from these countries presented data of their studies on sarcopenia, hypophosphatasia, role of microRNAs in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, secondary osteoporosis attending the internal diseases, evaluation of BMD and TBS in the male population, risk of falls in the gerontological practice.
The final chord of the International Scientific-Educational Conference “Bone and Joint Diseases and Age” was the expanded meeting dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Professor Vladyslav Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis, President of the Ukrainian Association of Menopause, Andropause and Bone and Joint Diseases, President of the Ukrainian EVIDAS division, Head of the Clinical Physiology and Pathology of Locomotor Apparatus Department of the D.F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology by the NAMS of Ukraine. The editorial team of our journal echoes the warm words and wishes that were addressed to Professor Vladyslav Povoroznyuk.

 

Presiding over this memorable gathering, Vladyslav Viktorovych Bezrukov, Director of the D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology by the NAMS Ukraine, academician of the NAMS Ukraine, expressed his warm greetings and appreciation of the jubileer.

 

The floor was next taken by Vitaliy Ivanovych Tsymbalyuk, academician, President of the National Academy of the Medical Sciences of Ukraine. Greeting Professor Vladyslav Povoroznyuk on the occasion of his jubilee, he expressed his sincere admiration for the latter’s marvelous conference presentation and awarded him with the Honorary Badge of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, decorated with Agapetus of Pechersk’s image. “This award”, Vitaliy Ivanovych Tsymbalyuk said, “is blessed by the image of Agapetus of Pechersk, the NAMS Ukraine’s patron saint. His thousand-year anniversary we’re going to celebrate in the near future. He was known for his kindly services to the sick, wisdom and love for his patients. Dear Valdyslav Volodymyrovych, this honorary award rightfully goes to you for a life-long commitment to the science and medicine, eternal care of patients, significant contribution to the development of medical science and valuable clinical research. I wish you happiness and health. Let Agapetus watch over you forever!”

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Many other colleagues from Ukraine and abroad spoke their warm words to the jubileer. Our Journal and its Editorial Board joins them in their wishes of new creative insights, professional achievements, health and success. All the best, Valdyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk!



Prepared by Nataliia Kuprinenko

This report’s full version is printed in the specialized scientific and practical “Bone. Joints. Spine” jornal, Vol. 9, #4, 2019
http://osteoporos.com.ua/uk/ukrainska-asociacija-osteoporozu/publikatsii/zhurnal2