The annual Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Public Forum on Osteoporosis had its 16th iteration ahead of World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) on October 7, 2023. The forum which is now a hallowed tradition, was again a resounding success. Organised by the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit of the Department of Endocrinology at SGH, this year, the forum had talks on Osteoporosis by Prof Manju Chandran, Exercise by Dr Cindy Ng and Nutrition for bone health by Dietitian Ms Wang Xuan. The audience, which was highly committed and enthusiastic, demonstrated unmatched enthusiasm to learn more about how to build better bones. The interactive games session led by the Osteoporosis Nurse Clinicians – Huang Xiao Feng and Liu Xiao Ming was a massive hit with people gathering around the various stations and taking part in quizzes and activities that tested the knowledge they had acquired during the forum.
Another huge attraction was Mr Teddy Bones – our WISH BONE (Women and Men in Support of Healthy Bones) Support Group’s Mascot Bear. 30 limited edition versions of him got sold in minutes – the money going directly to our SGH Needy patient fund. The forum ended with Prof Manju Chandran – Senior Consultant Endocrinologist and Director of the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit, thanking the Scientific Endorsers of the forum – the International Osteoporosis Foundation, Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis, the Osteoporosis Society Singapore, WISH BONE – the Osteoporosis Support Group at SGH and the Chapter of Endocrinologists, College of Physicians Singapore.