Macedonian Osteoporosis Foundation
World Osteoporosis Day 2004 in Macedonia
During the second congress on Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disorders held in Ohrid at the end of September 2004, Society President Prof. Snezana Markovic Temelkova gave two comprehensive lectures to participants on osteoporosis. She also stressed the osteoporosis is a disease which strikes men as well as women. The doctors present listened with great attention, as the scope of the osteoporosis problem(particularly among men) is still not fully appreciated.
Prof. Markovic stated, "We must be aware that osteoporosis is one of the world's most widespread diseases. All of us - doctors, patients, media - must fight against this disease, at first by raising public awareness and by encouraging early diagnosis and then treatment."
Presentation of brochure at the Macedonian Congress on Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
Osteoporosis in Men posters were produced and posted in the larger medical centers thoughout Macedonia and at the Endocrinology Congress as well.
An summarized version of Ego Seeman's lecture on osteoporosis in men was published in a men's magazine.
A press conference was held on October 20th, with Prof. Markovic speaking about osteoporosis in men to the media.
On the same day, a lecture was held for ethnic Albanians in a mosque in Western Macedonia. More than 300 participants attended. Brochures were distributed to all the participants.
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