The International Osteoporosis Foundation's (IOF) health professional educational slide kits and resources represent an important aspect of IOF's mission to advance understanding of osteoporosis and related bone, muscle and joint disorders, and our goal to promote medical innovation and improved patient care.
This slide set provides an overview of the key messages in the 2012 European Guidance published by ESCEO and IOF.
FRAX® is a scientifically validated risk assessment tool, endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and now integrated into an increasing number of national osteoporosis guidelines around the world. The slide kit has been developed to facilitate the understanding and teaching of the WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®) for interested clinicians and healthcare professionals.
This resource is designed to improve the management of patients with fragility fractures, to provide patients with both an evaluation of their bone mass density, and with appropriate pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment. Orthopaedic surgeons are often the first health professionals to diagnose fragility fractures. For this reason it's essential they are knowledgeable about osteoporosis and recognize the importance of referring patients with osteoporosis to an appropriate bone specialist.
The Vertebral Fracture Initiative has been developed to facilitate the understanding and teaching of osteoporotic spinal fractures for interested radiologists, clinicians and healthcare professionals. The resources include the most recent studies and data linked to osteoporosis and vertebral fractures, with commentaries highlighting the key messages to learn and convey. The designed slides are there for you to use and can be easily inserted into your own presentations.