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In Australia, the new ‘Know Your Bones’ Community Risk Report was launched on 18 October at an event at Parliament House Canberra, by the Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, and the Minister for Senior Australian and Aged care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP. Special national ambassadors for World Osteoporosis Day, Olympic Gold Medallist Sally Pearson OAM and Former Australian Cricket Captain... Read more
The Eurasian Women's Forum is one of the largest and most important platforms in the world for discussing the role of women in modern society and their health. This year’s Forum, which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia from September 19 to 21, was attended by representatives of more than 110 countries. Read more
On October 17, 2018, IOF participated at the ‘East meets West’ meeting, a unique forum held to review current practices and policies in the management of musculoskeletal ageing. Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia - serious and costly disorders of the musculoskeletal system - were the key focus of presentations by leading European and Chinese experts. Read more
Las fracturas espinales (o "vertebrales") son las fracturas osteoporóticas más comunes, y se estima que cada 22 segundos se produce una nueva fractura en el mundo. No obstante, aunque son una importante causa de dolor y discapacidad de largo plazo, hasta el 70% de las fracturas vertebrales no reciben atención clínica. Read more
Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia - serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system - are the key topics of a meeting to be held in Suzhou China on October 17, 2018. The unique programme will offer a comprehensive comparison of European and Chinese guidance and management strategies in the three disease areas. Read more
On September 23, 2018 the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), which has HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as its president, announced that it has had a rare Royal title approved by The Queen. In consequence, the NOS has announced its intention to be known as the Royal Osteoporosis Society in 2019. Read more
Professor Cyrus Cooper, President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), was named 2018 Dr Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecturer of the College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He received this prestigious honour in recognition of his outstanding worldwide scientific contributions to medicine, specifically in the bone field . Read more
Since a major investment by New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2016, and considerable local investment from district health boards (DHBs), access to Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) across New Zealand has improved dramatically. This noteworthy achievement reflects the impact of the ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ initiative, a multi-sector, system-wide response to the threat that... Read more
IOF member societies in Europe’s Nordic region have established a wonderful tradition of regular meetings to share information about their successes and challenges and to learn about each other’s projects and programmes. This year’s two-day meeting from August 30-31, hosted by Lustolitto (the Finnish Osteoporosis Association), was held at the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki. Read more
Asia Pacific – the world’s most populous region – is ageing rapidly.1 In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,1 more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older1– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050.1 Read more


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