Training Course – Identification of Vertebral Fractures

The renowned Mellanby Center for Bone research at the University of Sheffield, UK will provide you with this highly educational and interactive workshop on the clinical identification and management of vertebral fractures.

This day-long course is open to clinicians, scan technicians and nurses involved in developing and delivering fracture risk assessment services.

Training Course Chairs

Richard Eastell, Mellanby Center for Bone Research, Sheffield, UK

Nuria Guañabens, ECTS 2018 LOC Chair, Hospital Clinic , Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Josep Blanch, President SEIOMM, Barcelona, Spain

Training Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should:

• understand the importance of vertebral fracture identification

• understand the principles of good quality image acquisition

• be aware of the different methods used to identify vertebral fracture

• recognise non-fracture vertebral deformities

• recognise the clinical features of vertebral fracture

Training Course Programme

09:30 – 09:55

Vertebral Fractures: clinical importance (Eugene McCloskey)

10:00 – 10:25

Vertebral Fracture Assessment  (Margaret Paggiosi)

10:30 – 10:55

The normal spine and non-fracture deformities (Richard Eastell)

10:55 – 11:15

Coffee Break & Networking

11:15 – 11:40

Vertebral fracture mechanism and identification (Sarah Gowlett)

11:45 – 12:10

Other modalities to identifying vertebral fractures (Roland Chapurlat)

12:15 – 12:40

Incorporating VFA into fracture risk assessment (Jennie Walsh)

12:45 – 13:10

Management of symptomatic vertebral fracture (Emma Clark)

13:30 – 14:15

Lunch Break & Networking

14:15 – 15:15



Close of the Training Course