Welcoming four new organizations to the Committee of National Societies (CNS)

The CNS, IOF’s key membership committee, represents national patient and medical societies as well as organizations with an allied interest in bone health. The CNS now numbers 244 organizations from 99 countries.
CNS representatives - a great community of dedicated volunteers driving action for prevention around the world.

The Committee of National Societies (CNS) warmly welcomes the following new members to the IOF family:

  • Philippines Rheumatology Association, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Kuwait Association of Rheumatology, Safat, Kuwait
  • Royal Belgian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ukkel, Belgium
  • Endocrinology, Nutrition and Diabetes Department of the Sanatório Las Lomas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The CNS, a pillar of IOF, comprises worldwide medical and patient organizations dedicated not only to bone health and osteoporosis prevention, but also to healthy ageing, women’s health and related areas. CNS member societies and organizations, which are most often run by dedicated volunteers, effectively advocate for osteoporosis and fracture prevention at the local level and often provide support for patients with osteoporosis through their educational services and self-help groups.

New CNS Allied Membership category

Over the years, various groups and organizations in different parts of the world have expressed interest in joining IOF.  To be more inclusive and to grow the global community of advocates for bone health, IOF now welcomes a new category of member organization within the CNS. The new Allied member category welcomes a broad range of groups and organizations whose mission may not necessarily be devoted only to osteoporosis, but who are interested in supporting musculoskeletal health in the community. These may be, for example: hospitals, private clinics or specific hospital departments; research groups; physiotherapy, fitness or nutrition centres; nursing or other allied healthcare professional groups; women’s health organizations; senior citizen groups; or volunteer associations in the health field.

There are many benefits of membership to the CNS, including free use of World Osteoporosis Day materials, invitation to attend the bi-annual CNS meetings and annual IOF business meetings, up to 20 free registrations to the annual World Congress, and many more!

Organizations with an interest in joining the CNS, either as Associate, Full or Allied members are invited to contact IOF at info@iofbonehealth.org