Give Patients a Voice Contest


Patient testimonial video contest

Win a trip to Paris!

Patient testimonies are the most powerful way to show the enormous impact of fractures due to osteoporosis on daily life. To help amplify the patient voice, IOF is launching the ‘Give Patients a Voice’ video contest in cooperation with its member societies worldwide.

The contest calls for a 1-minute patient video testimonial in which patients respond to two simple questions. Valuable prizes will be awarded for the best videos, based on public voting.


Submission through your local IOF member society

All video submissions must be submitted in cooperation with a local IOF member osteoporosis society and include an Interviewee Authorization form and English translation in order to be eligible. See list of all IOF member societies.

The videos will be widely circulated on IOF social media to help raise awareness of the impact of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

The basics

  • Short (not more than 1-minute) videos recorded on smartphones
  • See guidelines for visual and sound optimization
  • The videos should be filmed in the local language
  • An English translation of the spoken text must be provided (we will add subtitles to the video)
  • Please contact your local osteoporosis society first, before submitting the video by WeTransfer together with a completed Interviewee Authorization Form.
  • The deadline for submission of videos is October 1st 2018. For the submission to be approved it needs to be sent with the English translation and authorization form.
  • Online voting for ‘best video’ will take place via Social Media in the first two weeks of December (Official World Osteoporosis Day account- Facebook).
  • Valuable prizes will be offered for the three best videos (trip to Paris!) – see below.
  • The winning video will be presented in Paris at the next World Congress on Osteoporosis (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2019) on April 4, 2019.

Video Guidelines

Questions to be asked:

The interviewer will clearly ask two questions. The responses should be kept within 1 minute.

  • Have you broken a bone/ How has this affected your daily life?
  • What would you recommend to the next generation?

Watch this instructional video:


Video technical instructions:

Two smartphones are required:

  • one for sound placed close to the patient being interviewed,
  • one to film.

Lighting is also important:

  • ensure lots of light focused on the patient.

Valuable prizes include a free trip to Paris!

The prizes are:

1st Prize: A CNS representative, the patient and the interviewer (3 people) will receive free travel to attend the World Congress on Osteoporosis (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2019) in Paris from April 4-7, 2019. The prize will also include 2 night’s accommodation for each. The award will be officially presented at the opening ceremony on April 4th.

2nd Prize: A CNS representative will receive 3 night’s accommodation to attend the WCO-IOF-ESCEO in Paris and the patient who was interviewed will receive a 1000 USD$ grant.

3rd Prize: A CNS representative will receive 2 night’s accommodation to attend the WCO-IOF-ESCEO in Paris and the patient who was interviewed will receive a 500 USD$ grant.


The video contest could be an opportunity for intergenerational communication. For example, a grandchild could videotape a grandparent as part of a school project or a nurse could film her patient. Such a video would be especially strong and potentially emotional, as well as helping to strengthen the message of bone health across generations. It could be a great local World Osteoporosis Day initiative too!

What you need to send


If you have any questions or require further details, please contact Marta Fernandes, IOF Digital Specialist at



IOF thanks official partner AMGEN for unrestricted support of this initiative.