IOF Medal of Achievement awarded in Milan, Italy

Judy Stenmark (center) is presented with the 2015 IOF Medal of Achievement by Profs Cyrus Cooper (left) and Maria-Luisa Brandi (right). ©GIlberto Lontro/IOF
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Annual award honours individual who has increased understanding and awareness of osteoporosis worldwide.

Today, at the IOF-ESCEO World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, Judy Stenmark, International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Chief Executive Officer was awarded the IOF Medal of Achievement by the Chair of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors on behalf of the IOF Executive Committee.

The IOF Medal of Achievement is presented annually by IOF to honour an individual who has contributed to one or more aspects of IOF’s mission; first and foremost exhibiting his or her dedication to increasing worldwide understanding and awareness of osteoporosis and to the promotion of medical innovation and improved care.

As a physiotherapist specializing in rheumatology, with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Ms. Stenmark has dedicated her career to osteoporosis and bone health advocacy. She was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Osteoporosis Australia (from 2000 to 2008) and later appointed to the Board of IOF as Vice-Chair of the Committee of National Societies (CNS) in 2004, and as CNS Chair in 2007. Ms. Stenmark became IOF COO in 2009, and CEO as of July 2012. She has had extensive experience in implementing national and international media, awareness and education programmes in the bone arena.

Ms. Stenmark was awarded the Medal of Achievement in recognition of her outstanding work in the non-profit bone health sector. Her extensive knowledge of the field and dedication to osteoporosis and bone health advocacy has enriched both IOF and the worldwide patient community.

About the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Held jointly by IOF and ESCEO, the Congress is taking place in Milan, Italy from March 26-29, 2015. It is the world’s largest annual forum for the presentation of clinical research and new advances in the prevention and management of bone, muscle and joint disorders. The next Congress will be held in Malaga, Spain from April 14-17, 2016. For complete information visit the Congress website  #OsteoCongress

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