Working Groups

Members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors are invited to join working groups based on their areas of expertise.

International Osteoporosis Foundation CSA Working GroupsThe objectives of the working groups are to:

  • Formulate global policy guidance, scientific guidelines and general statements to update IOF positions as appropriate
  • Advise the Board in scientific matters related to the International Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Develop educational and research projects of international relevance


Current CSA Working Groups

Adherence Working Group
Chaired by Professor Adolfo Diez-Perez

Bone and Cancer Working Group
Chaired by Professor René Rizzoli

Bone and Diabetes Working Group
Co-chaired by Professors Stephen Hough and Serge Ferrari

Education Steering Committee
Chaired by Professor Ego Seeman

Epidemiology/Quality of Life Working Group
Co-chaired by Professors Cyrus Cooper and John Kanis

Fracture Working Group
Chaired by Professor Kristina Åkesson

HR-pQCT High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computer Tomography Working Group
Co-chaired by Professors Mary Bouxsein and Roland Chapurlat

IOF-IFCC Bone Marker Standards Working Group
Co-chaired by Professor Cyrus Cooper, with IFCC

IOF-ISFR Shoulder Fracture Working Group 
Chaired by Dr Amy Hoang-Kim

Menopause Hormonal Therapy (MHT) Working Group
Co-chaired by Professors Tobias de Villier and Cyrus Cooper

Paediatrics Working Group
Chaired by Professor Serge Ferrari

Skeletal Rare Diseases Working Group
Chaired by Professor Maria Luisa Brandi

Past Working Groups

Bone Imaging Working Group
Co-chaired by Dr Mary Bouxsein and Professor Harry Genant

Inadequate Responders Working Group
Chaired by Professor A. Diez Perez

IOF-ECTS Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis Guidelines Working Group
Chaired by Professor Juliet Compston

Nutrition Working Group
Chaired by Dr Ambrish Mithal