Armen Muradyan, Minister of Health
Narine Mamikonyan, President No Osteoporosis Foundation Armen Der Kiureghian, President of American University of Armenia
Varduhi Petrosyan, Dean of School of Public Health, American University of Armenia
Edward Toromanyan, Chief Endocrinology, Republic of Armenia
9:45-10:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Program: John Bilezikian
10:00-10:15 The Armenia Osteoporosis Association
Main goals and activities
10:15-10:45 How Public Health Efforts in Armenia Can Combat Smoking, a Major Risk Factor for Osteoporosis
10:45-11:00 Epidemiological study of osteoporotic fractures in Armenia
11:00-11:30 Update: New issues in osteoporosis
11:30-12:00 Nutrition in Armenia and Skeletal health
12:00-12:45 Thyroid Metabolism and Skeletal Health with a report from the Eastern European Conference held in September, 2015, on Iodine Deficiency
Edward Toromanyan and Nicholas Hutchings
13:45-15:15 PM: Breakout Sessions
Workshops #1-5: Clinical Case Approach to Management of Osteoporosis by Different Specialties. Participants will select one of these workshop sessions according to their preference.
Workshop #1. Prevention of Osteoporosis: Nutrition and physical activity from early age to schoolchildren to adolescents.
Moderators: Kim Hekimian and Nicholas Hutchings
Workshop #2. Controversial Topics in Osteoporosis- Testing, treatment, monitoring, and Side Effects
Moderators: John Bilezikian and Varta Babalyan
Workshop #3. Diabetes and Obesity in Armenia: why is it a problem for healthy bones? Moderators: Mariam Manoukian and Yelena Aghajanova
Workshop #4. Osteoporosis as seen by a Rheumatologist- What is the best way to use glucocorticoids and how to deal with the skeletal consequences?
Moderators: Armine Haroyan and Noune Pashinian
Workshop #5. The Perimenopausal Woman and her skeletal health- when do we test women? what do we do with the results of the test? What do we think of estrogens in postmenopausal women?
Moderators: Karine Arustamyan and Elena Sagayan
15:15-16:00 Coffee and Tea Break
16:00-17:00 Full Meeting with summary reports from each of the workshop groups.
17:00-17:15: Wrap up and summary of the conference.