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The Fragility Fracture Prevention Unit of the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín (Spain) has treated 1,750 patients since its creation in March 2012. Recently this exemplary Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) has been awarded Gold Star status by Capture the Fracture® (CTF), with an outstanding score of 93% based on the CTF Best Practice Framework. The service is one of 57 FLS awarded Gold... Read more
"Osteorus" and the Russian Association for Osteoporosis Prevention (RAOP) welcomed the World Osteoporosis Day slogan "Love your bones - Protect your future" as a guiding message for their successful World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) campaign.  Nearly 40 events were held, all shown on the IOF WOD Events Map. Events took place in Moscow, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Tomsk, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok,... Read more
On Thursday March 29, 2018 the Verstand Osteoporosis Foundation of Cameroon will hold a public awareness event in Yaounde, Cameroon.The public conference will target a broad spectrum of the general public, including the elderly, school children, and students, as well as physicians. Read more
La AAOMM, miembro full de la IOF, es una asociación científica, multidisciplinaria, sin fines de lucro, constituida por profesionales investigadores de diversas especialidades vinculados al estudio y difusión científica de las enfermedades óseas y del metabolismo mineral. El pasado 13 y 14 de octubre AAOMM celebró su XXXIV Reunión Anual con más de 350 registrados en la ciudad de Buenos Aires,... Read more
Capture the Fracture© es una iniciativa IOF que promueve la prevención secundaria de fractura a escala global facilitando la implementación de Unidades de Coordinación de Fractura (FLS). Read more
Los hombres y las mujeres mayores de 60 años presentan mayor riesgo de osteoporosis que los adultos jóvenes. El riesgo de sufrir una fractura aumenta, de manera exponencial, con la edad, debido no solo a la disminución de la masa ósea, sino también a la tasa aumentada de caídas entre los adultos mayores. Read more
El Comité de Sociedades Nacionales IOF (CNS) agrupa a 240 sociedades miembro o asociadas en 99 países, territorios y regiones de todo el mundo. Los miembros son organizaciones o sociedades independientes sin fines de lucro que realizan actividades médicas, generan conciencia pública e inciden en políticas públicas. Ellas proporcionan una variedad de servicios a las personas con trastornos óseos,... Read more
In many countries, there is a lack of information about the care that hip patients receive during and after hospitalization. The establishment of a national hip fracture registry provides critical information regarding patient characteristics, operative practices such as time to surgery, and postoperative outcomes. Read more
El tipo de vitamina D que se produce en la piel se denomina vitamina D3 (colecalciferol), mientras que la forma dietética puede ser la vitamina D3 o una molécula estrechamente relacionada de origen vegetal conocida como vitamina D2 (ergocalciferol). Read more
The Indonesian Healthy Bone Foundation (Perwatusi), an longtime IOF member society, marks a 2017 milestone with the inauguration of two regional branches in July 2017; The Perwatusi Banten Regional Branch and the Bogor Regional Branch.  In addition to this major milestone, a seminar on the Optimization of Public Services took place in Jakarta in early 2017 with as many as 61 participants. Read more

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