WVRF in Philadelphia 5/17/2021 11:15AM

Francisco LeonOur first guest today is Francisco Leon, MD, Ph.D., Celiac disease thought leader, chief scientific officer, and co-founder of Provention Bio. With May being designated Celiac Awareness Month, chief scientific officer and co-founder of Provention Bio, Francisco Leon will discuss living a gluten-free lifestyle, as well as new research being done for the disease. An immunologist by training, Francisco brings to the company a breadth of experience and expertise from his academic and industry careers in the fields of immunology and immune-mediated disease clinical research. He is a basic and clinical immunologist by training and has authored or co-authored more than 95 peer-reviewed. For more information go to https://proventionbio.com/

Dr. Andrea Singer, MD, is Associate Professor and Chief at the Division of Women’s Primary Care and Director of Bone Densitometry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, and Chief Medical Officer of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She’s here to go over some of the key findings, and what the human and economic toll of osteoporosis is in our state. May is National Osteoporosis Month and The National Osteoporosis Foundation has just released a new report analyzing the state-by-state economic and clinical impact of osteoporotic fractures suffered by those insured by Medicare. This is the latest and most detailed state-level review of the incidence of these types of fractures, their health care impact, and associated Medicare costs.

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