Yerevan, Armenia, October 8 - 9, 2019

10:00-10:30 Welcome Remarks. 

John P. Bilezikian, Founding President Osteoporosis Center of Armenia and Vice-Chair for International Education and Research, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.

Ministry of Health of Armenia (tbc)

Philippe Halbout- CEO of the IOF

Rene Rizzoli- Executive Board of the IOF

Olga Lesnyak, Russian Osteoporosis Association

Varta Babalyan, Armenian Osteoporosis Association and Director of the Osteoporosis Center of Armenia;

10:30-11:00 International Osteoporosis Foundation

Worldwide Activities: World Osteoporosis Day, 2019: Philippe Halbout, Chief Executive Officer, International Osteoporosis Foundation and Rene Rizzoli, Treasurer, Executive Committee, International Osteoporosis Foundation

11:00-11:30 The Armenian Osteoporosis Association

Activities in Armenia: Varta Babalyan

11:30-12:15   Plenary Lecture: The Global Scourge of Vitamin D deficiency:  Rene Rizzoli


12:15-12:45: Results of the Russian Audit: Olga Lesnyak

12:45-13:15: Results of 3 International Workshops on Vitamin D “17-’19 John Bilezikian

13:15-13:45:  Vitamin D deficiency in Armenia; The Vitamin D Project: Varta Babalyan/Nicholas Hutchings

13:45-14:00 Discussion


14:00-15:00  Lunch


15:00-15:20: Vitamin D Deficiency in Eastern Europe: Roman Lorenc

15:20-15:40: Vitamin D Deficiency in Western Europe: Rene Rizzoli

15:40-16:00: Vitamin D Deficiency in Lebanon and the Middle East: Ghada El Hajj Fuleihan

16:00-16:20: Vitamin D Deficiency in Brazil and South America: Carolina Moreira

16:20-16:40 Vitamin D Deficiency in India and China: Ambrish Mithal

16:40-17:00 Vitamin D Deficiency in the United States: Michael Lewiecki

17:00-17:30 Special Presentation: ECHO, Armenia and the world- Mike Lewiecki

17:30-1750 Discussion

17:50-18:00  Concluding Remarks/wrap up


Philippe Halbout, Olga Lesnyak, VartaBabalyan, and John Bilezikian