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Associação Portuguesa de Osteoporose celebrates World Osteoporosis Day in Porto
Representing the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), Chief Executive Officer Judy Stenmark will participate at World Osteoporosis Day events being held in Porto, Portugal. The extensive three-day campaign is organized by IOF member society Associação Portuguesa de Osteoporose (APO). Read more
IOF WWC Athens
Patient society representatives from all regions of the world will gather in Athens, Greece for the opening of the 15th IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies (IOF-WWC) on Friday September 11.  The bi-annual event is a key opportunity for patient advocates to share best practice and exchange knowledge on the growing burden of musculoskeletal disorders, including osteoporosis. Read more
Some two million broken bones occur every year in the U.S. due to osteoporosis. As in other parts of the world, very few of those who have fractured are tested and treated for osteoporosis - the fracture is repaired, but the patient remains unprotected against the high risk of suffering more, and potentially more serious, fractures. The Read more
lab workers at EMRI
Osteoporosis is a significant health problem in Iran. In this vast country of more than 77 million people, it is estimated that the prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in Iranians aged 50 years and older is approximately 22.2% and 59.9% in women, and 11.0% and 50.1% in men, respectively. Read more
training course participants
IOF has a long tradition of endorsing or offering financial support for selected upcoming meetings organized by its member societies and scientific experts. The endorsement is not only an important aspect of IOF’s mission to promote medical advance, it also recognizes the vital role of IOF member societies in furthering health professional outreach and education at the country level.  Read more
training course participants
IOF’s Latin American regional office, in cooperation with member societies and scientific experts in the region, has developed a dynamic series of Spanish-language courses tailored to regional interests and information needs. The focus has been on courses dedicated to raising awareness and knowledge of bone and muscle health as well as early prevention at all ages. Read more
Osteoporosis awareness month in Canada
Every year in Canada, Osteoporosis Canada marks ‘Osteoporosis Month’, a four week campaign to focus public attention upon the importance of building strong bones for life through awareness and education. Read more
NOS report 'Life With Osteoporosis'
More than 3 million people in the UK are affected by osteoporosis.Half of all women and one in five men aged over 50 will break a bone due to poor bone health. In fact, every two minutes in the UK another bone breaks. Now, a new report by the NOS sheds light on the 'untold story' behind these statistics- revealing how fractures severely impact on the every day life of individuals with... Read more
On October 15, 2014, an audience of distinguished women and men who represent virtually all sectors of interested parties gathered together to discuss the problem of osteoporosis in Armenia. This is the Third Roundtable on Osteoporosis to be held in Armenia following two previous Roundtables held in 2011 and 2013. The Roundtable was honored to have Rita Sargsyan, wife of President Sargsyan,... Read more
The Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) represents the interests of people living with osteoporosis within Osteoporosis Canada’s (OC) programmes and activities. COPN connects individuals affected by osteoporosis and communicates information about how to live well with the disease. It also gives patients a strong voice while advocating for comprehensive access to diagnosis, treatment and... Read more


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