Update on Osteoporosis Action, Prevention & Treatment Options

Update on Osteoporosis Action, Prevention & Treatment Options


Osteoporosis is dubbed a "silent disease" because people may not notice any changes until a bone breaks. All the while, though, the bones will be losing strength for many years. Although osteoporosis can strike at any age, it is most common among older people, especially older women. Several studies have shown that Asian women are more likely to have osteoporosis. Hence, in this session 2 of the beat-the-break webcast, let's get the opinion of the experts on the action, prevention, and treatment options for osteoporosis.


Dr. Ambrish Mithal
Dr. Ambrish Mithal

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.

Dr. Hemant P Thacker
Dr. Hemant P Thacker

Consultant Physician & CardioMetabolic Specialist, Director & HOD Medicine at Bhatia Hospital

Dr. Hemant P Thacker is an eminent Physician practising in Mumbai. In addition to general Medicine and Therapeutics he specialises in Cardio-Metabolic disorders, and has more than three decades of experience in this field. He is currently available for consultation at Bhatia Hospital (Tardeo), Breach Candy Hospital (Breach Candy) and at his private clinic at Sukh Sagar near Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai. After obtaining the MBBS degree from Seth GS Medical in 1978, Dr. Thacker did his MD in Medicine and Therapeutics from KEM Hospital in 1982. He is a member of the Royal Society of Health, London, and was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Clinical Endocrinology (FACE) in recognition of his meritorious work in Diabetes and Cardio-Metabolic disorders.

Dr. Prof. Nicholas Harvey
Dr. Prof. Nicholas Harvey

Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, and Deputy Director, at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Center

Prof. Nicholas Harvey is a Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, and Deputy Director, at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Center, University of Southampton Chair, International Osteoporosis Foundation Committee of Scientific Advisors and a Trustee, UK Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS).

Dr. Harvinder Singh  Chhabra
Dr. Harvinder Singh Chhabra

Associated as Chief of Spine and Rehabilitation Centre at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute

Dr. H S Chhabra is a Chief of Spine and Rehabilitation Centre at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute. He has done MBBS from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University (1982-1986), MS (Orthopedics) - Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi (1988-1991). He has Member of President, Spine Society Delhi Chapter (2022 - present), President, Spinal Cord Society (2020-present), Chairman, Spine Wellness & Care Foundation, Immediate Past President Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI), 2021 -2023, Immediate Past, President - International Spinal Cord Society. 165 publications in peer reviewed Journals and 27 Chapters in books and Awarded by Joint winner of the ASSI CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD for 2022 for research titled: "Development of wearable artificial muscles for a tetraplegic hand". Awarded title of Honorary Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) Distinguished Fellow in recognition of contribution to healthcare (2022). Best Paper Award in Korean Society of Spine Surgery annual conference (KSSS 2020) for paper titled "Motor Recovery by Epidural Stimulation after Spinal Cord Injury: Early Result of a Pilot Clinical Study". Best Spinal Surgeon award by MTI Indian Medical Tourism Summit 2020 on 1st February 2020.

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