Huge demand for IOF physician training in osteoporosis diagnosis

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Launched in 2006, the IOF Osteoporosis Course with Densitometry Certification has been enormously successful around the world.
Participants of the 2006 course in Hong Kong. Prof. Annie Kung, President of the OSHK said, "We are grateful for the kind support of IOF to allow this Course to be held successfully in Hong Kong, and we hope that it will become an annual event."

In 2006, more than 250 participants attended the [link 572]IOF Osteoporosis Course with Densitometry Certification[/link], in six locations: 

  • Hong Kong, China
  • Spa, Belgium
  • Graz, Austria
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland 

The course so far has been hugely successful with IOF’s capacity to run the course being stretched to the limit. [link download=750]View 2006 report[/link].The two courses that have been run to date in 2007 were attended by more than 450 participants, and bookings are already being taken for 2008. 

“We believe that this course is a valuable tool to help medical professionals better handle the growing osteoporosis ‘epidemic’. We expect that the series of courses will have a positive impact on the quality of care available internationally,” says Professor Cyrus Cooper, Chairman of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors.

The course content, on the cutting edge of science, is regularly updated, and the speakers are experts in the field of osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment. The exam has recently been revised for clarity of content, language and instructions. All aspects of the exam are covered by the course.