Belgian Bone Club

Society Belgian Bone Club
Office Address Ghent University Hospital Belgium
Phone +32 9 332 2130
Fax +32 924 03 817
Geographical Area Covered Belgium
Year of foundation 1985
Number of members 270 healthcare professionals

Services Provided
Patient support groups Yes
Education materials for public Yes
Education materials for doctors Yes

Representative at IOF Prof. Stefan Goemaere
Number of staff members 6

Science/medical *Annual Clinical Update Symposium *Clinical Densitometry course held in April 2004, plans for possible course in April 2006 *Educational work with practitioners and hospital doctors, conferences, publications, newsletters, video * Annual grant for young investigator * Diffusion of therapeutic guidelines
Public awareness and education Newsletters in journals, meetings, video for research (information meetings for recruitment in clinical trials), TV-spot, general public advice
Lobbying Lobbying politicians and health authorities
Fundraising, finance and administration Public fund raising (5 %), funds from commercial corporations (70 %), membership fees (25 %)