Conquering Osteoporosis via World-Class Care and Community Connections


May 9, 2017



Time Duration

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Register here for a festive evening event near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, featuring food and drink crafted for us by neighboring businesses.  You will enjoy meeting the world’s leading experts in bone imaging and orthopedic surgery. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the importance of bone density scanning (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan or DXA) at 1725 Montgomery Street, and the impact of UCSF’s world-class Radiology and Interdisciplinary teamwork on osteoporosis treatment. We look forward to including your voice in this important conversation concerning our vision to conquer osteoporosis.

Easy lot parking available one block away at 80 Francisco Street, for $6/hour.


Osteoporosis – Learn what our community can do to prevent and treat this common disease. From on-time screening, to advances in science, the UCSF community will come together with neighbors to share important insights. We welcome hearing your experiences and perspectives regarding this critical matter.


According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide. Men also experience the condition, which weakens bones and makes them subject to fracture, and are more likely than women to die after breaking a hip.

Regular screening will diagnose osteoporosis and other bone problems early. That way they can be managed and even curbed with prescription medicines and lifestyle modifications.


Presenters will include:

Thomas Link, MD, chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at UCSF; Galateia Kazakia, PhD, assistant professor in residence and director of the Bone Quality Research Laboratory at UCSF Imaging; Aenor Sawyer, MD, MS, associate director, Strategic Relations, UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation, director, UCSF Skeletal Health Service, assistant clinical professor Department Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF; and Vinil Sha, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Neuroradiology Section, UCSF


Thomas Link, MD, PhD
Professor, & Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Clinical Director of MQIR
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal RIG
UCSF Imaging
Galateia Kazakia, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCSF Imaging
Aenor Sawyer, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCSF Orthopedic Surgery
Vinil Sha
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Neuroradiology Section, UCSF