2006 Bone Health and Nutrition Conference

Posted by on September 15, 2006


2006 Bone Health and Nutrition Conference

October 9, 2006
8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel


The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Health and Human Development is pleased to offer the 2006 Bone Health and Nutrition Conference in partnership with the College of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Osteoporosis Coalition. Experts from nutrition, medicine, kinesiology, public health, and Cooperative Extension will share their insights, knowledge, and research regarding the nutritional, physical activity, and medical aspects of bone health.

Continuing Education Hours have been approved for registered dietitians (RDs), and dietetic technicians (DTRs) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (RDs and DTRs will receive 6.0 credit hours); PSNA contact hours from the Penn State School of Nursing (7.7 credit hours); and CME hours from the Penn State College of Medicine (up to 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits).

Featured Presentations:
Overview and National Perspective: Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Keynote Presenter: Joan McGowan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Branch, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Washington, D.C.

Dietary Intake and Bone Status: Beyond Calcium
Presenter: Katherine Tucker, Ph.D.
Director of the Epidemiology and Dietary Assessment Program, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, and Tufts University, Boston

Men and Osteoporosis
Presenter: Kelly Krohn, M.D.
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh

Optimizing Bone Health in Childhood
Presenter: Emma Laing, Ph.D., RD, LD
Research Associate, Bone and Body Composition Laboratory, University of Georgia, Athens

Exercise and Physical Therapy for Patients with Osteoporosis
Presenter: Craig Denegar, Ph.D., PT, AT
Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Kinesiology, Penn State

Best Practices and Programs in Pennsylvania
Presenters: Barbara Fernsler, RN, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Nancy Wiker, Senior Extension Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Lancaster County
Mary Dortenzo, M.S.N., NP-C, Pennsylvania Osteoporosis Coalition

For more information regarding the agenda and registration, please visit the conference website at: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/BoneHealth or contact Susan LeWay at srl10@psu.edu or 863-7252.

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