Webinar: Osteoporosis, Vertebral Fractures and Bone Health

Webinar: Osteoporosis, Vertebral Fractures and Bone Health

Date and time

Thursday 26th August

19:00 - 21:00

Speaker

Rizwan Rajak

Consultant Rheumatologist

Location

Webinar

Price

£39 + VAT

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Webinar: Osteoporosis, Vertebral Fractures and Bone Health

Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures are extremely common, particularly in postmenopausal patients. According to NHS RightCare and the National Osteoporosis Society, ‘one in five women who have broken a bone break three or more before being diagnosed’, suggesting there is a lack of early diagnosis in the UK.


Be the first to spot the signs in your patients and become familiar with the range of management options available by joining us and Dr Rizwan Rajak, Consultant Rheumatologist, for this webinar.


We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures require a high index of suspicion in postmenopausal patients. Dr Rajak will be giving us a breakdown of the common risk factors associated with the conditions and steps to take in patients, such as these, who are higher risk. 


Learn about the range of assessment options and diagnostics available, such as what a DEXA scan involves and understanding the patient’s report. We will also be looking at assessing the patient for vitamin D and K deficiency and inadequate calcium intake. Optimal bone supplementation could be a necessary treatment route, and we will be understanding what this entails. 


Reducing the risk of further broken or fractured bones is vital for osteoporotic patients, therefore they may be prescribed medicines such as bisphosphonates, hormone injections such as teriparatide or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), or supplementation. Dr Rajak will be exploring when each treatment is necessary and when to refer to a specialist.


Schedule:

  • Risk factors for osteoporosis and vertebral fractures
  • Postmenopausal patients
  • Assessment & diagnosis
  • Optimal bone supplementation and treatment options
  • When to refer 


Learning Outcomes: 

  • Become familiar with common risk factors for Osteoporosis and Vertebral fractures
  • Understand the range of assessments and diagnostics available, including DEXA
  • Learn about optimal bone supplementation and know when to refer patients onto a specialist

Rizwan Rajak

Consultant Rheumatologist | Surrey

Dr Rajak graduated with honours at Cardiff Medical School in 2005. He underwent training in the University Hospital of Wales which included specialist training in osteoporosis, early inflammatory arthritis, biological therapies, connective tissue disease/lupus, soft tissue rheumatism, and psoriatic arthritis/ankylosing spondylitis. Before relocating to London, he became a consultant at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, where he undertook training in musculoskeletal ultrasonography and specialist clinics in osteoporosis and metabolic Bone disorders.


He was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award in 2017 for developing the Osteoporosis service in Croydon and a Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 when he was Lead Clinical Tutor in Cardiff.


He is currently the Clinical Lead for Osteoporosis and Bone Health and Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in the Croydon Health Service NHS Trust. With the former he has developed a multidisciplinary integrated bone health service with colleagues from multiple medical and surgical specialities. With the latter, he has formed a diagnostic and interventional service and also set up a regional network with other centres in standardizing scanning practice and training. Furthermore, he was the co-lead in the development of the Early Inflammatory Arthritis service with the chief objective being to diagnose and treat inflammatory arthritis early, to preserve joint health and prevent long term damage, as per national best practice.


He has an extensive background in teaching, having been the Lead Clinical Tutor for Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Wales, and an Honorary Clinical Teacher at Cardiff University. He is currently the Course Director for Rheumatology for South Wales University which has involved writing the Diploma and Masters course material and examinations and tutoring. He regularly provides lectures, workshops and seminars to peers, GPs, health professionals and patients with a particular focus on promoting bone health and early management of arthritis.


To expand his skills base, he completed a Masters in Medical Law at Cardiff law school. Using this training he became the Chair for the Medicines Management Committee and Medicines Safety Group at Croydon Health Services with the remit of promoting optimal prescribing practice, reviewing medicines policies and guidelines and ensuring access to NICE approved medications.


His healthcare philosophy is to provide early diagnostics and prevention of rheumatic disorders, to respond to changes in health to achieve optimal and ‘tight control’ of disease and promote better understanding through education to empower health professionals and patients alike.


Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, and recording of the course (even if you can't make it to the live event).

Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Sports Therapists, Hand Therapists, Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, GP, Other Health Professionals, Trainee Health Professionals, Students

Webinar: Osteoporosis, Vertebral Fractures and Bone Health

Buy now

Add to basket

Date and time

Thursday 26th August

19:00 - 21:00

Price

£39 + VAT

Speaker

Rizwan Rajak

Consultant Rheumatologist

Location

Webinar

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