Research Forum: Butong Marupok Dapat Bigyan Tutok

You are all invited to attend the UP Manila-NIH Research Forum entitled, "Butong Marupok Dapat Bigyan Tutok" hosted by the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology (ICE) which will be held on 29 May 2018, Tuesday, 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 N.N. at the Centennial Conference Room, National Institutes of Health Building, 623 Pedro Gil St. Ermita, Manila.


Osteoporosis is a worldwide disease where the density and quality of bone are reduced. These bones become fragile and the risk of fracture is greatly increased.  Around the world, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are at risk of an osteoporotic fracture. The likelihood of these fractures increases with age. An understanding on what is osteoporosis, who are at risk, how can it be prevented and treated and the measures on how to address common osteoporotic fractures to help us fight this disease.


  • To give an epidemiologic background on osteoporosis and its burden of disease.
  • To enumerate the measures on how osteoporosis can be prevented.
  • To give an overview on the gaps in osteoporosis research
  • To give an overview of common osteoporotic fractures of the spine and hip: detection, prevention and treatment


0830-0900 - Registration
0900-0910 - Opening Prayer - Mary Ann Ladia, PhD
0910-0915 - Opening Remarks - Marissa M. Alejandria, MD, MSc
0915-0935 - What is Osteoporosis? Fast Facts on Epidemiology, Burden of Disease. Nathaniel S. Orillaza, Jr., MD, FPOA
0935-1000 - Osteoporotic Spine Fractures: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. Rafael C. Bundoc, MD, FPOA
1000-1015 - Open Forum. Olivia T. Sison, MSPH (Moderator)
1015-1040 - Osteoporotic Fractures of the Hip: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. Gregorio M.S. Azores, MD, FPOA
1040-1105 - Osteoporosis ay Lunasan… Bali ng Buto ay Iwasan: Problema na dulot ng Osteoporosis !!! Irewin Tabu, MD, FPOA
1105-1135 - Butong Matibay, Maginhawang Buhay. Cesar Cipriano L. Dimayuga, MD, MBAH, FPOA
1135-1150 - Open Forum Emmanuel S. Baja, ScD (Moderator)
1150-1200 - Closing Remarks. Emmanuel P. Estrella, MD, MSc, FPOA