Visit us on 15 and 16 November from 9.30am till 6.00pm at the Isaforum, assess your risk for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, and receive information about these diseases.
During the 20-minute health check with our specialized staff, we will assess your risk for both cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis using appropriate testing methods. You will have the opportunity to discuss your personal test results with medical specialists on site, as well as talk to patient organizations and other health partners and learn how the two diseases are linked. Register now and be part of a health project taking place in six European cities that is designed to enable the early detection and prevention of these common diseases.
The 20-minute health check will be performed by specialized staff. It consists of a short survey that focuses on cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, as well as your general lifestyle. There will also be a blood test (using a few drops of blood from your fingertip) and a bone density measurement (using ultrasound of the bone in your forearm). You will receive a copy of your personal test results. If you wish, you can discuss your results with a medical specialist on site or take the results to your local doctor. At the event you will also have the opportunity to talk to representatives of the “Organisation Familiäre Hypercholesterinämie CholCo e.V.” and “Osteoporose Selbsthilfegruppen Dachverband e.V. OSD”. You will also be able to speak to representatives from the EU-initiative EIT Health, as well as a range of experts who will be available to answer your questions.
To reduce the waiting time for your health check at the venue, we recommend that you register in advance. Of course, spontaneous visits and appointments can be arranged on site, however these may involve a longer waiting time than if you register in advance.
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November
From 9.30am till 6.00pm
What do 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 have in common? They experience an osteoporotic fracture.1 More than 6 million Germans are affected by this disease.2 However, osteoporosis remains undetected und untreated in many people – until even a small fall can lead to a fracture. Find out more on www.osteoporosis.de.
1. International Osteoporosis Foundation. Facts and Statistics. Available from: https://www.iofbonehealth.org/facts-statistics.html. Accessed August 2018.
2. Hadji P et al. Deutsches Ärzteblatt. 2013;110:52-57.
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide.1 Often the cause is a so-called calcification of the arteries (atherosclerosis), triggered by too much LDL cholesterol. You can do something to change your cholesterol level and reduce your risk of a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke. Find out more at www.cholesterin-neu-verstehen.de.
1. World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Fact sheet No. 317, Updated January 2015.