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Steps to Strengthen America’s Seniors: How Preventing Osteoporosis Helps America’s Health System

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

Osteoporosis is a disease that decreases bone mineral density and mass, causing the bones to become weak and brittle. Affecting about 45 million Americans, osteoporosis is common – but it is more common in women (women account for 80% of the estimated 10 million Americans age 50 and older with osteoporosis). One in two women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Osteoporosis is also costly. Each year, it is responsible for 2 million broken bones and $19 billion in related costs, with implications for rehabilitation and long-term care.

This May, National Osteoporosis Month, join the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF), and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) for this national webinar and congressional briefing to discuss osteoporosis and its disproportionate impact on women as well as its impact on society. During this briefing, panelists will discuss the importance of elevating conversations surrounding bone health; ensuring sufficient research funding; and driving policy change to improve access to appropriate bone health screening, including DXA screenings, and treatment to ensure better health outcomes.

*This event is widely attended and relevant to official duties.

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Date:
May 24
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT
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Website:
https://swhr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n8zyhW7KRjikWULGrIdZrw

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Panelists

Claire Gill
Chief Executive Officer, Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation
Claire Gill
Chief Executive Officer, Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation

Claire Gill joined the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation in January 2013, after a 20+ year career in Public Relations and Marketing for national nonprofit organizations and public relations firms with Fortune 500 clients. During her tenure at BOHF, she has served in various roles, including Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Mission Officer, and Interim CEO, prior to assuming the full-time CEO role in May 2020.

Claire has led all of BOHF’s consumer and professional education programs. She created and launched BOHF’s “Break Free from Osteoporosis” campaign, which generated hundreds of millions of media impressions from 2013-2016. As chief Mission Officer, Claire created the Healthy Bones, Build Them for LifeTM Patient Registry, a first for the osteoporosis industry. She also helped to launch the National Bone Health Policy Institute and created the Coalition to Strengthen Bone Health, consisting of 14 leading aging, caregiver and bone health patient organizations. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BOHF) was previously named the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), and changed its name in October of 2021.

In September 2019, Claire founded and launched the National Menopause Foundation to bring about a positive change in how people perceive and experience health at midlife. She now serves as Founder and board member.

Claire is native of New York and graduated from Syracuse University. She now resides in Lorton, VA, with her husband and daughter.

Tammie Denyse, MDiv, MCL
Co-founder and President, Carrie's TOUCH
Tammie Denyse, MDiv, MCL
Co-founder and President, Carrie's TOUCH

Rev. Tammie Denyse is co-founder and president of Carrie’s TOUCH, a 501(c)3 nonprofit breast cancer organization. Carrie’s TOUCH was established to enrich the lives of Black women diagnosed with the disease. As a 17-year breast cancer survivor, she has spent the past 15 years serving cancer patients and their families through the trauma of a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and re-entry after treatment.

Rev. Tammie’s contribution to breast cancer has been recognized globally. She is an expert in the field of breast cancer and Black women and is the co-principal investigator for Project SOAR (Speaking Our African American Realities) in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), which examines the unique experiences of African American women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. She has also created and implemented numerous awareness, education, and support programs, such as UC Davis Cancer Center Peer Navigator Program, Carrie’s TOUCH Breast Cancer Exposed project, H.O.P.E. Peer/Nurse Navigator program in Ghana, West Africa, Survive and Thrive Breast Cancer App.  Rev. Tammie is also a published author: The Unmet Needs of African American Women with Breast Cancer, The Meaning of Survivorship as Defined by African American Breast Cancer Survivors, and The Power of Hope: Reclaiming Life After Tragedy.

Rev. Tammie earned her degree in Human and Community Services from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA, and a Master of Divinity and a Master in Community Leadership from the Berkeley School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. She is an Indianapolis native and currently resides in Sacramento, CA. Rev. Tammie is an ordained minister, nonprofit executive, coach, TEDx and international speaker, and bestselling author.

 

Suzanne Jan de Beur, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Clinical Research Unit Network, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Suzanne Jan de Beur, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Clinical Research Unit Network, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Suzanne Jan de Beur, MD, is the immediate past-president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) – the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone, mineral, and musculoskeletal research.

She is also an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the director of the Clinical Research Units of The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Jan de Beur’s clinical and research interests lie in metabolic bone disease and rare bone disease with a focus on disorders of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis.

Peter Reinecke
Principal, Reinecke Strategic Solutions, Inc.
Peter Reinecke
Principal, Reinecke Strategic Solutions, Inc.

Peter Reinecke serves as senior advisor to the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation. During his more than 20 years in senior staff positions in Congress, Reinecke played a key role in enactment of numerous pieces of health and aging legislation, including Medicare coverage of osteoporosis screening, expanded funding for osteoporosis and related research, Medicare, and long-term care reforms. He also helped lead the successful coalition strategy that doubled medical research funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over 5 years. Reinecke served many years as chief of staff, legislative director, and senior counsel to Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) as well as professional staff to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and as research director for the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the House Select Committee on Aging. He was a member of the White House Health Care Reform Task Force, worked for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and served as a visiting lecturer in health policy at Duke University.

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This webinar is supported by sponsorships from Amgen and UCB. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.