IOF Medal of Achievement

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Medal of Achievement honors individual researchers who have significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis through their original and outstanding scientific contributions.

The award underlines important aspects of IOF’s mission – to increase understanding and awareness of osteoporosis and to promote medical innovation. The IOF Medal of Achievement, which includes CHF 1500 in prize money, will be presented every year in rotation during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress or IOF Regionals. Candidates are nominated by members of IOF's Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) and the winner selected by the Chair of the CSA with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.

2017 IOF Medal of Achievement

Bess Dawson-Hughes, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University, Boston USA, has been awarded the 2017 IOF Medal of Achievement.

2016 IOF Medal of Achievement

The 2016 IOF Medal of Achievement was awarded on April 16, 2016 to Eugene McCloskey, Professor of Adult Bone Diseases at the University of Sheffield Metabolic Bone Centre in recognition of his great value to the osteoporosis community. The Medal was presented on the occasion of the World Congress on Osteoporosis in Malaga, Spain. 

2015 IOF Medal of Achievement

The 2015 Medal of Achievement was awarded to Judy Stenmark, in recognition of her outstanding work in the non-profit bone health sector, and her dedication to osteoporosis and bone health advocacy at both the national and international level.

2014 IOF Medal of Achievement

winner IOF Medal of AchievementThe 2014 IOF Medal of Achievement was awarded on April 4, 2014 to Professor René Rizzoli, Professor of Medicine at University Hospitals of Geneva and Head of the Service of Bone Diseases at the Deptartment of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics. Prof. Rizzoli is highly regarded for his outstanding research in the field of metabolic bone disease as well as his longstanding commitment to bone health education and advocacy. The Medal was presented in Seville at the opening of the IOF-ESCEO World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. 

2013 IOF Medal of Achievement

The 2013 IOF Medal of Achievement was awarded on April 18, 2013 to Professor Adolfo Diez-Perez, MD, PhD, Head Emeritus of the Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital del Mar, Director of the Bone and Joint Research Unit at the Municipal Institute of Medical Research and Professor of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The Medal was presented on the occasion of the ESCEO13-IOF Congress in Rome, Italy. 
 

2012 IOF Medal of Achievement

Professor Cyrus Cooper was awarded the IOF Medal of Achievement in 2012 at the IOF-ECCEO12 Meeting of March 2012, in Bordeaux, France. Professor Cooper is Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton, and Chair of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Oxford.

2010 IOF Medal of Achievement

Pro Cyrus Cooper (left) with Prof John A. KanisProfessor John A. Kanis was awarded the 2010 IOF Medal of Achievement at a ceremony held during the World Congress on Osteoporosis in Florence, Italy.

 

2008 IOF Medal of Achievement

The 2008 IOF Medal of Achievement was awarded to Professor Ego Seeman, IOF Board member and leading scientist and educator in the field of osteoporosis. Due to the cancellation of the IOF World Congress in Bangkok in December 2008, the award ceremony was deferred to the Joint ISCD-IOF meeting held from March 11-14, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

2006 IOF Medal of Achievement

Pierre D. Delmas (right) receives award from CSA Chair René Rizzoli (center) and IOF CEO Daniel Navid.Professor Pierre Delmas, from Lyon, France, received the inaugural IOF Medal of Achievent.
The award was presented during the 2006 IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) in Toronto, Canada in June 2006.

"It is truly fitting that the first IOF Medal of Achievement is being presented to Professor Pierre Delmas, whose contributions spanning over three decades have significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis research. He is a founding member and the current President of the IOF, and works tirelessly to advance both the scientific understanding of this crippling and widespread disease, and to improve access to diagnosis and treatment for patients worldwide," noted Professor René Rizzoli, Board member and Chair of the Committee of Scientific Advisors, who presented the award to Professor Delmas during the official award ceremony in Toronto.