Latin America

São Paulo, BrazilDoctors and allied health professionals from 32 countries throughout Latin America and the rest of the world gathered today for the opening of the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s (IOF) 1st Latin America Osteoporosis Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil. Read more
Sao Paulo, BrazilA new Audit report on fragility fractures, issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF),  predicts that Brazil will experience an explosion in the number of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis in the coming decades.  Read more
São Paulo, Brazil The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), in cooperation with medical and patient societies from throughout Latin America, has today published a landmark report which compiles osteoporosis-related data on 14 countries and the region as a whole. The report shows that fragility fractures due to osteoporosis are predicted to more than double in some countries in the coming... Read more
IOF and its members were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Lederman on April 16, 2012 at the age of 76. Professor Lederman was a long-serving Board Member of the IOF from 1999 to March 2012. IOF extends its condolences to Professor Rubem’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed and warmly remembered as a valued friend and supporter of IOF. Read more
O IOF Regionals Brazil'12 1º Congresso Latino Americano de Osteoporose será realizado de 24 a 27 de Maio de 2012, no Grand Hyatt São Paulo. Boas notícias! O Congresso oferece pontuação na CNA para as seguintes especialidades: Read more
It is often said that osteoporosis is a ‘pediatric disease’ that manifests itself in adulthood. In fact, children who achieve their highest possible peak bone mass reduce the risk of osteoporotic fracture in later life – one estimate is that a 10% increase of peak bone mass reduces the risk of an osteoporotic fracture during adult life by about 50%. Read more
Journalists and VIPS were invited to the official launch of the IOF Latin American Office in Buenos Aires on April 18, 2007. The office is headed by IOF’s three Latin American board members, Professors J. Zanchetta (Argentina). G. Riera-Espinoza (Venezuela) and Dr. R. Lederman (Brazil). It will be responsible for fundraising and the implementation of IOF’s ambitious Latin American Program. Read more
IOF organized the first meeting of osteoporosis-related patient and medical societies in Central America and the Caribbean. The meetings, held on November 17 and 18 in Panama, were organized by IOF in cooperation with the Panamanian society Fundación de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabólicas Oseas (FOSEMO). Read more
The first lady of Panama and the mayor of Panama City were among dignitaries who launched World Osteoporosis Day activities in Panama. The event marked the first time IOF organized a major press conference in Latin America.The dignitaries included: Read more
Osteoporosis is a growing disease in Latin America with rates of fractures actually quite similar to the ones in Southern Europe, although slightly lower than USA and Northern Europe. Despite this fact, there is generally no support for osteoporosis programs across the continent. Read more


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