BoneBlast March 2014

IOF BoneBlast • March 2014

Capture the Fracture evaluates its first FLS participants

Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are a proven strategy in the prevention of secondary fractures. Capture the Fracture has recognized the achievements of its first 29 FLS with another 23 under review. Are you on the map? Find out how you can submit.

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New IOF-IFCC study shows fracture prediction strength of BTMs

Meta-analysis shows a moderate but significant association between the reference bone turnover markers (BTMs) s-CTX and s-PINP and the risk of future fractures not adjusted for bone mineral density.

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IOF-ISCD Skeletal Health Orlando 2014 a resounding success

IOF’s first North American regional meeting came to a close on February 22, 2014. With more than 500 participants, the joint IOF-ISCD event featured a high quality programme with concurrent sessions for clinicians and technologists. Abstracts from the meeting have been published in Osteoporos Int. Become a Professional IOF member and get online access to the journal.

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Osteoporosis and cancer advocates in the Middle East combine efforts to save women’s lives

IOF partnered with the Pink Caravan campaign and held public screenings to educate people on the importance of getting tested. Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women, aged over 50 years, globally and 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer.

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Meet March’s IOF Woman of Steel

Diagnosed with osteoporosis and spinal fractures at a young age, Salima Ladak-Kachra of Toronto, Canada went on to dedicate her life to bone health advocacy.

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European Medicines Agency recommends that Protelos/Osseor remain available but with further restrictions

Strontium ranelate will remain available in Europe, but restricted for use in patients with severe osteoporosis who cannot use alternative treatments and without contraindications.

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WCO-IOF-ESCEO Seville 2014 – registrations surge, record number of abstracts

Seville is the place to be this spring if you want to be a part of the largest clinical research forum for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal diseases in Europe. With more than 800 abstracts submitted, the programme is looking stronger than ever.

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CNS now numbers 222 members in 97 locations

IOF is pleased to welcome the following new members to the Committee of National Societies (CNS): VERSTAND Osteoporosis Foundation (Cameroon); FOMAT Medical Research SA (Ecuador); Ass. Against Osteoporosis of the Rep. of Moldova OLIMP (Moldova); American Ass. of Clinical Endocrinologists (USA).

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Member Spotlight

New report from Osteoporosis Australia

Osteoporosis Australia has launched a new report on the burden of osteoporosis. Released in December 2013, it shows that the disease will cost Australians over $33 billion over the next decade if action is not taken.

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