Give Patients a Voice Contest

 

Patient testimonial video contest

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’s ‘Give Patients a Voice’ video contest, in cooperation with its member societies worldwide, invited the submission of 1-minute patient video testimonials, in which patients responded to two simple questions. We were delighted to receive 23 videos from 17 countries! A great many thanks to all who took part. Your contributions will help to raise awareness of the impact of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

The Contest generated great interest on IOF social media channels, with a total of 5538 people participating in the online voting.

Below is the winner, Mr José Estupiñan of Colombia (left), receiving the award in Paris from IOF President Cyrus Cooper. View the video

Congratulations to all the winners!

1st Place  José Estupiñan, Colombia, submitted by the ACOMM society (1789 votes)

2nd Place Mithilesh P Parikh, India, submitted by the ISBMR society (1694 votes)

3rd Place, Sinead Leahy, Ireland, submitted by the Irish Osteoporosis Society (593 votes)

Valuable prizes awarded included:

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

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

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

We look forward to showing all videos on the IOF website starting in May 2019. 

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