Event Details
Date: 4 June 2020

Time: 19:00

Location name: WEBINAR

Award: CPD Accredited


This webinar will introduce the pathophysiology of resorptive bone loss following burns, the role of bone in muscle loss, and how this method can prevent burn-mediated muscle wasting.

Key speaker Dr Gordon L Klein, Senior Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA, will cover the rationale for using a bisphosphonate to prevent the bone loss, and describe the unexpected effect of bisphosphonates on muscle protein kinetics and net balance. Experiments which led to the mechanism underlying this effect will be covered and what the results of the experiments mean for new treatments to preserve muscle mass in burns.

Webinar topics include:

  • The pathophysiology of bone loss post-burn 
  • How anti-resorptive treatment may prevent post-burn bone loss 
  • Appreciate the mechanism by which preventing bone resorption may protect against muscle wasting

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.