Osteoporosis is characterized by porous (spongy) bone as the bone's ability to renew itself declines. Bone strength depends on various factors, some of which are controllable. Gender, age, and family history raise osteoporosis risk. Regular exercise, a vitamin D- and calcium-rich diet, and quitting smoking and heavy drinking are all encouraged. Osteoporosis affects 200 million people globally.
Chairman & Head - Endocrinology & Diabetology, Max Healthcare (Pan Max)
Dr. Ambrish Mithal is an Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and the Chairman and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes division of Medanta, the Medicity, A Super Specialty Hospital located at Gurgaon, Haryana. Dr. Mithal was Honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award and also with Dr. BC Roy Award for Best Talents in Encouraging the Development of Specialities in different branches in Medicine. Dr. Mithal has made pioneering contribution to the development of the Specialty of endocrinology in India in all its aspects- academic, clinical and social and has played a key role in placing Indian endocrinology on the global map. Dr. Ambrish Mithal is the first and only Indian to receive the Boy Frame Award of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, in 2004. He also received the International Osteoporosis Foundation Health Professional Awareness award (for ISBMR) in 2005. His paper on Global Vitamin D Status was awarded the Springer citation prize in 2013. He has received numerous awards from various Indian associations, including Doctor of the year (2005), Distinguished contribution in the field of medicine, Medical statesman of the year and others.
Professor & Head of Orthopaedics & Chief, J P N Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
Dr Rajesh Malhotra is a Professor & Head of Orthopaedics & Chief, J P N Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr Malhotra completed his MBBS from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India in year 1984 and he completed his Master of Surgery MS (Orthopaedics) from same in year 1988.
Director Associates in Clinical Endocrinology Education and Research (ACEER), HOD of Endocrinology and Diabetes at VHS
Dr. Usha Sriram is an American board certified Endocrinologist and also has a board certificate in Internal medicine. She has been practicing endocrinology for 25 years in the United States and in India. Her field of expertise include Diabetes, Thyroid, Pituitary, Metabolic, Bone, Calcium and Pediatric Endocrine disorders. Dr Usha Sriram is the founder Director of ACEER. Over the years, she has trained many successful endocrinologists, internists and scientists. Dr Usha has been the executive committee member of the Indian Society for bone and mineral research [ISBMR] for over a decade and last year became the vice president of the society.
Consultant Gynecologist in Gynecological Endocrinology, Menopausal Medicine and Osteoporosis
Dr. Tobie de Villiesr is a Consultant Gynecologist in Gynecological Endocrinology, Menopausal Medicine and Osteoporosis. He Graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa and obtained the degrees MBChB in 1977 and MMed (Obs&gyne) cum laude in 1992. He also holds the following qualifications - FRCOG (UK) and FCOG (SA)
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