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III International Symposium

«Bone-muscular diseases and age»

(March 12-14, 2018, Lviv, Ukraine)

 

Holding international symposia ‘Bone-muscular diseases and age’ in Lviv is a good tradition already as every one of them becomes a well anticipated spectacular event for the medical community. Their organization is a result of cooperation by the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis, Austrian Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Slovak Society for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases (SOMOK) and the support by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO).

This year the symposium is commemorating the 60th anniversary of ‘D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology’ by the NAMS Ukraine – the state scientific-practical institution which may be called the leading center for the osteoporosis and osteoporotic complication studies, as well as for Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency studies. D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology-affiliated Ukrainian Scientific Center of Osteoporosis Problems and the Ukrainian EVIDAS Chapter (created in 2014 to research Vitamin D) are both successfully functioning under the leadership of Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis.

The III International Symposium ‘Bone-muscular diseases and age’ was held at the Lviv House of Scholars. To the same extent as Lviv provides a harmonious unity of tradition, architecture, history of the Eastern and Western Europe, on March 12-14, 2018, the Lviv House of Scholars symbolized the present, past and future coming together: the noble piece of 19th century architecture with an immaculate interior decoration and big airy spaces admitted the modern scientific-medical event organized along the 21st-century lines, with an innovated technical support and high-quality simultaneous interpreting of sessions and reports.

The leading scientists from Europe and Asia were speaking at the symposium. During the three days of the international symposium, 6 scientific sessions, 3 round tables and 3 master-classes were held incorporating 40 lectures and reports by the Ukrainian and international scientists.

At the opening ceremony, Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk read out a greeting sent by Jean-Yves Reginster Reginster, President of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO):

Dear Colleagues!

As the President of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO), I am very pleased to congratulate Professor Vladyslav Povoroznyuk on organizing the 3rd International Symposium ‘Bone-muscular diseases and age’.

The current symposium is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology NAMS Ukraine. This Institute for more than half a century implemented a better understanding of the ways we can improve the life quality of our senior patients. The health and ageing of the bone-muscular system is viewed today as a principal factor of the elderly quality of life, which I have no doubt the D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology NAMS Ukraine is successfully achieving.

 

The symposium program gathering the most well-renowned researchers into bone and joint diseases who represent Ukraine and the Central European countries paving the way to a better care of elderly patients with bone, muscular and joint diseases.

There is no doubt that during the symposium our colleagues from Ukraine and other countries get a clear understanding of what could be achieved to help us leave the locomotor apparatus diseases in the past.

Jean-Yves Reginster Reginster, President of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO)

 

A. Rudenko, E.V. Rudenko, M. R. Mascarenhas, P. Pludowsky, A. P. Barbosa, V.V. Povoroznyuk, O.O. Yakovlyeva, R. Lorenc, N. V. Dyedukh, V.V. Byezrukov, L.V. Yakubova

 

The conference proceedings were opened with a lecture by Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis (State Institution ‘D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology’ by the NAMS Ukraine and the Ukrainian Scientific Center of Osteoporosis Problems (Kyiv, Ukraine)) presenting the recent findings of the Ukrainian studies on bone-muscular diseases which are carried by the leading international journals.

Symposium’s Presidium

 

Prof. Roman Lorenc (Warsaw, Poland) focused his report on the key issues of the 2017 Polish guidelines on osteoporosis diagnostics and management. In his second report, the Professor dealt with the role of bone metabolism markers in osteoporosis diagnostics.

Prof. Edward Czerwinski (Krakow, Poland) told about TBS role in diagnosing osteoporosis.

 E. Czerwinski

During the session, discussion was held on osteoporosis diagnostics in adults and children. Special aspects of diagnosing and treating osteoporosis in children were reflected in the report by N.I. Balatska, Doctor of Medical Sciences (Non-State-owned Higher Educational Institution ‘Kyiv Medical University’ (Kyiv, Ukraine)).

Genetic risk factors of osteoporosis in the Ukrainian population were outlined in the report by the academician V.V. Byezrukov (State Institution ‘D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology’ by the NAMS Ukraine and the Ukrainian Scientific Center of Osteoporosis Problems (Kyiv, Ukraine)).

Endocrine osteoporosis was delved into by Prof. Mario Rui Mascarenhas (Lisbon, Portugal).

Prof. Ana Paula Barbosa (Lisbon, Portugal) told the attendants about some aspects of drug-induced osteoporosis.

Secondary osteoporosis developing in psoriasis patients became the topic of Prof. E.V. Rudenko and A. Rudenko (Minsk, Belarus)’s report.

An independent session f the conference was devoted to osteoarthritis (OA) diagnostics and treatment.

Inflammatory features of osteoporosis pathogenesis were accentuated by Prof. N. V. Dyedukh (State Institution ‘D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology’ by the NAMS Ukraine and the Ukrainian Scientific Center of Osteoporosis Problems (Kyiv, Ukraine)).

Prof. O.O. Buryanov (O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University (Kyiv, Ukraine)) compared EULAR, OARSI, NICE guidelines on osteoarthritis treatment, thoroughly characterizing the pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods, intra-articular and surgical interventions.

O.O. Buryanov

A.V. Lobanchenko, President of the Kyrgyz rheumatologic association, spoke on temporomandibular joint arthritis.

A.V. Lobanchenko

Opening the section on Vitamin D role, Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis (State Institution ‘D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology’ by the NAMS Ukraine and the Ukrainian Scientific Center of Osteoporosis Problems (Kyiv, Ukraine)) presented the data on Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in the Ukrainian population.

Prof. P. Pludowski, President of the European Vitamin D Association (EVIDAS) (Warsaw, Poland) emphasized similarities of the Vitamin D European and Ukrainian status. 80-90 % of the European population, considered relatively healthy, has a Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. Prof. P. Pludowski highlighted the revised Polish 2018 Guidelines on Vitamin D.

L.V. Yakubova, Candidate of Medical Sciences (Grodno, Republic of Belarus) described the role of Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism in cardiovascular pathology and presented the data on Vitamin D receptor gene in cardiovascular patients in Grodno oblast in comparison to the other Belarusian oblasts.

Cholecalcipherol influencing the autoimmune processes in thyroid gland became the topic of Prof. V.I. Pankiv’s (Kyiv, Ukraine) report.

Besides the above mentioned reports, the three-day symposium was rich in other interesting presentations by the famous scientists: the one on gout’s diagnostics and treatment (Prof. N.M. Shuba), osteoporosis treatment standards (Prof. I.Yu. Holovach), treatment of bone-muscular diseases in postmenopausal women (N.V. Hryhoriyeva, Doctor of Medical Sciences), sarcopenia (N.I. Dzerovych, Doctor of Medical Sciences), pulse wave indices and their connection with bone mineral density in the elderly patients with an uncomplicated arterial hypertension (Prof. K.M. Amosova, O.I. Nishkumay, Doctor of Medical Sciences) and others.

O.I. Nishkumay

Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis (State Institution ‘D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology’ by the NAMS Ukraine and the Ukrainian Scientific Center of Osteoporosis Problems (Kyiv, Ukraine)) held several outstanding master-classes on vertebrogenous cardialgia diagnostics in people of various ages and on shoulder pain diagnostics, drawing a lot of interest from the various field practitioners.

 

 

Professor V.V. Povoroznyuk holds a master-class

 

During the three-day symposium, the auditorium was full of interested practitioners from various fields of medicine. International guests highly appreciated the endeavor’s level and thanked all the attendants for the interesting and comprehensive discussions.

While this report was being prepared, the author read the letter-review by Prof. Edward Czerwinski from Krakow addressed to the Organizing Committee: “Accept my heartfelt congratulation on the successful holding the Symposium! I admire your efforts in the field of osteoporosis and ageing. Your achievements are really outstanding! I’ll be glad to see you in Krakow in April!”

To sum up the report, I would like to congratulate the Organizing Committee of III International Symposium ‘Bone-muscular diseases and age’ on the successful holding the important, high-quality, informative and essential for all the professional medical community scientific event, as well as to greet D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology NAMS Ukraine on the occasion of its 60th anniversary! We wish you a further development, new ideas, achievements, and fulfillment of scientific potential for the decades to come!

 

Prepared by Nataliia Kuprinenko

 

Full version of the report was published in “Bone. Joints. Spine”, a specialized scientific-practical journal, #1, 2018

http://osteoporos.com.ua/uk/ukrainska-asociacija-osteoporozu/publikatsii/zhurnal2