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Opening Session

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016

18:30-18:45 Greetings
Ami Ballin,
18:45-19:30 Pediatric osteoporosis
Rolando Cimaz, Italy
Capsule Children with chronic illnesses are at significant risk for bone fragility. Furthermore, when childhood illness interferes with achieving normal peak bone mass, life-long fracture risk is increased. Diagnosing osteoporosis in childhood is complicated by the limitations of current non-invasive techniques. Bisphosphonates have been used to treat secondary osteoporosis in children, but limited experience and potential long-term toxicity warrants caution in routine use.