Asian countries are seeing an immense increase in their aged populations and consequent rise in fractures. The impending fragility fracture crisis is so dire that health authorities are now acknowledging the urgent need to make fracture prevention a top healthcare priority. Read more
Led by Dr. Joon-Kiong Lee, the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) at this private hospital was initiated in April 2017. This FLS from Selangor, Malaysia, first joined Capture the Fracture in September 2017. As of August 2019, after a reevaluation, it is recognized as a Silver star FLS nationally and internationally. Read more
The Asia Pacific Bone Academy meeting which took place in Tokyo, Japan from August 3 to 4, 2019, was attended by approximately 300 osteoporosis experts from the region, including orthopaedic surgeons, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, geriatricians and gynaecologists. Among the key topics discussed during the meeting were strategies to improve the identification and management of patients at... Read more
Congratulations to Niigata Rehabilitation Hospital's FLS for achieving a gold! This hospital joined Capture the Fracture in May 2016 for the first time, and was awarded a silver for its services to prevent secondary fractures. Read more
On May 4, 2019, the Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) was launched at a meeting in Singapore. The meeting was attended by 24 clinical experts from across the Asia Pacific region. The consortium aims to develop solutions to pressing challenges facing osteoporosis management and fracture prevention in this highly populous part of the world. Read more
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS) and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) have launched a new regional alliance in which the three organizations pledge to collaborate on a common platform to achieve their respective missions. Read more
Leading musculoskeletal disease researchers and some 650 health professionals from 69 countries attended the IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference, a CME-accredited IOF event held in Sydney, Australia from November 29 to December 1, 2018. Read more
IOF is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge on osteoporosis, and is committed to encouraging young researchers in all parts of the world to focus on this important field. As a sign of this commitment, the ‘IOF-Agnovos Young Investigator Awards’ were presented to the authors of the six top ranking abstracts submitted to the IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference, in Sydney... Read more
Formation of the Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance coincides with an article published in MJA Insight calling for an urgent, cross-disciplinary, multi-sector response to the mounting medical emergency facing Asia’s 4.5 billion inhabitants (comprising 60 per cent of the global population).1 The article appeals for the swift implementation of mobility-maintaining strategies to enable older... Read more
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


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