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SCI Forum Schedule

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Bone Health After Spinal Cord Injury

If you have a physical disability, you are at higher risk for osteoporosis. For people with spinal cord injuries, it can be an especially common and difficult issue. Did you know about the risk? What should you be doing to keep your bones healthy and decrease your risk for fractures? Join us as we hear from Dr. Susan Ott, MD, who is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the UW. Dr. Ott specializes in research and clinical treatments for metabolic bone disease, such as osteoporosis. She believes it is important for patients to understand why spinal cord injury is so harmful to the bones. While fracture risk remains high and more research is needed about how to solve the problem of bone loss in SCI, Dr. Ott will provide some advice about things you can do to help your bones. She will also discuss some new findings on the horizon that give some hope for the future. Join us for Dr. Ott’s presentation. Credits will be available for PT/OT: 1.5 contact hours.

The forum will be available virtually on Zoom

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