IOF Medal of Achievement Awarded to Professor Pierre D. Delmas

Leading French expert and IOF President honoured during the 2006 IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) in Toronto, Canada.
Pierre D. Delmas (right) recieves award from René Rizzoli (center) and IOF CEO Dan Navid

Professor Pierre Delmas, from Lyon, France, today received the prestigious International Osteoporosis Foundation Medal of Achievement, presented during the 2006 IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) in Toronto, Canada.

The IOF Medal of Achievement honors an individual researcher who has significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis, through their original and outstanding scientific contributions.  The award underlines an important aspect of IOF’s mission - to increase understanding and awareness of osteoporosis and to promote medical innovation and improved care.

“It is truly fitting that the 1st 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 today.


Pierre D. Delmas is Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at the Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, France.  As Director of the INSERM Research Unit on Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis at the Edouard Herriot Hospital of Lyon, he manages basic and clinical research programs in the field of metabolic bone diseases, with a special focus on osteoporosis.  He has authored over 600 articles in international scientific publications and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Osteoporosis International.  Since the inception of IOF in 1998, Professor Delmas has served as the President, and a Board member, and is actively involved in the development of international educational programs on osteoporosis.