UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB)

CAB43 – Bone health and exercise


09:30 – 09:50 Registration, refreshments and expenses
09:50 – 10:00 Welcome, introductions, UKCAB updates
10:00 – 11:00 Bone health and exercise – Victoria Brown,YMCA Positive Health Programme and Garry Brough
11:15 ­–11.30 Break
11:30 – 12.30 Bone health and Vitamin D deficiency – Dr Frank Post, Kings College
12:30 –13.00 Company pre-meeting – Brian West
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Company meeting: ViiV
15.30 – 15.35 Break
15:35 –16:00 BHIVA Community poster: Body and Soul – Alison Barnes
16.00 Close

Background reading
Below are some interesting articles on HIV and bone health in preparation for the next meeting. The documents are an easy ready with all the basics from bone biology to ongoing research on bone health for people with HIV.

HIV and bone health

Bone mineral changes

Bone Health and HIV Disease

Effects of vitamin D deficiency and combination antiretroviral therapy on bone in HIV-positive patients

Financial support

The UK-CAB receives unrestricted funding from some pharmaceutical companies towards the direct costs of holding four meetings each year. This funding supports the travel and accommodation costs for members to attend from outside London, plus the cost of catering.

The content, programme and agenda for meetings is decided by the UK-CAB steering group in consultation with the wider membership. Funding is unconnected to meeting content.

We believe that manufacturers who currently develop and market medicines have a responsibility to actively engage with advocacy organisations and that HIV positive people and their advocates should be able to directly question manufacturers about the safety and efficacy of their products and proposals for future research.

For a list of companies that support the UK-CAB please see the “about us” page.