IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award

Linda Edwards Memorial AwardLinda Edwards The late Linda Edwards was a pioneer of osteoporosis advocacy. Both in the UK where she was the director of the National Osteoporosis Society, and within IOF where she spearheaded the international osteoporosis movement, Linda Edwards' achievements continue to have enormous impact.

To recognize the contribution Linda made to the global osteoporosis movement, the IOF initiated the 'IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award'. The sum of CHF 20,000 (Swiss Francs) will be awarded to a worthy IOF member osteoporosis society every two years.

The unrestricted award is intended to help osteoporosis societies carry out their work to increase awareness and prevention of osteoporosis and to improve the care of patients at the national level. The winning society, selected by an IOF jury, must be a member of IOF's CNS and exemplify Linda's spirit ("thinking big", practical and effective projects, devoted staff, imagination, scientific credibility). The society should also have a financial need for the award, show a likelihood of success, and agree to report on how the funds were used by the society.

Presented at the biennial IOF World Wide Conferences of Osteoporosis Patient Societies since 2003, the awards have been received by societies from Hungary (2015); Israel and Palestine (2013); Bulgaria (2011); India (2009); Greece (2007); Slovenia (2005); and Romania (2003).

2015 Linda Edwards Memorial Award

The Award winner was the Hungarian Osteoporosis Patient Society, with the presentation made in Athens, Greece at the IOF-WWC 2015. In the picture above, IOF CEO Judy Stenmark (left) and NOS Clinical and Operations Director Fizz Thompson (right) present the Award to the Hungarian Patient Society representative Klara Zalatnai (center).

2013 Linda Edwards Memorial Award



The joint winners of the 2013 Linda Edwards Memorial Award, presented on the occastion of the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Helsinki, Finland,  were the  Israeli Foundation for Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases (IFOB) and the Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (POPS).

Past winners of the Linda Edwards Memorial Award

2011 Linda Edwards Memorial Award

Bulgarian Association Women without Osteoporosis wins the 2011 Linda Edwards Memorial Award 2011 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award winner (center)

The representative of the Bugarian Association 'Women without Osteoporosis' (center) accepts the 2011 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Grant at the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Valencia, Spain.

 



2009 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award

Arthritis Foundation of India Trust wins the IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award in 20092009 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award winners (left, center)

The Arthritis Foundation of India Trust was presented with the award in a ceremony held on September 23, 2009 during the IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Beijing China.

 

 




2007 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award

The Hellenic Society of Osteoporosis Patient Support received the award in 2007 at the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Miami. Above, Tatiana Drakapoulou (center) receives the award certificate from former IOF CEO Daniel Navid (left) and former IOF President Pierre D. Delmas.

2005 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award

Slovenian Osteoporosis Society was awarded the 2005 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award2005 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award winners

The Slovene Osteoporosis Society was awarded the 2005 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award which was presented on September 30th at the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

 

 


2003 IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award

The inaugural IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award was awarded to the Association for the Prevention of Osteoporosis in Romania (ASPOR) during the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies held in Istanbul in September 2003.