BoneBlast October 2014

IOF BoneBlast • October 2014

Why men are the weaker sex when it comes to bone health

A new report entitled 'Osteoporosis in men: Why change needs to happen' issued in the lead up to World Osteoporosis Day shows that men are not being adequately diagnosed or treated for osteoporosis, with those suffering a hip fracture twice as likely to die compared to women. A succinct brochure, 'A man's guide to osteoporosis prevention', providing guidance for men is also available.

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Close to 10 million FRAX® calculations …and counting

Available for 53 countries, the FRAX® tool is increasingly used for patient assessment worldwide. Since June 2011, a counter has tracked close to 10 million calculations on the FRAX® website alone. FRAX® is also available in paper format, in DXA devices, as an APP for mobile devices and as a desktop option.

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For members only: Hot new research in slide format

As of October 20, IOF members can download free slide sets highlighting 60 key scientific abstracts presented at the recent ASBMR 2014 meeting. Themes: Bone architecture & strength; new perspective in bone; osteoporosis treatment & new strategies; falls, frailty & fractures; metabolic bone disorders. The slide kits will be available on the IOF website on October 20, 2014.

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New issue of Progress in Osteoporosis (PIO) out now

Calcium supplements and cardiovascular risk - Much ado about nothing? Read this and other incisive reviews in the latest issue of IOF’s free review journal ‘Progress in Osteoporosis'. The online journal, edited by Ego Seeman, is free for all IOF members.

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A global showcase for your World Osteoporosis Day event

Is your society, hospital, clinic or company holding a World Osteoporosis Day event? Let the world know by submitting your event information to the World Osteoporosis Day website. Or simply download resources and find out what’s happening near you.

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Nominations: IOF Olof Johnell Science Award

IOF members may nominate applicants for the 2015 IOF Olof Johnell Science Award which honours a person who has contributed to the field of osteoporosis in a scientific or policy implementation area worldwide. Names of nominees should be sent to Ageeth Van Leersum before Nov. 1, 2014.

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3rd Middle East & Africa Regional Meeting in Abu Dhabi announced

IOF will hold its third ‘IOF Regionals’ meeting in the MEA region in Abu Dhabi from December 5-7, 2015 in partnership with the Emirates Osteoporosis Society. Mark your calendar now for this key educational and research event.

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Member Spotlight

Hip fracture registry and universal access to FLS planned in New Zealand

Osteoporosis New Zealand’s ‘BoneCare 2020’ is on track to realize improved quality and cost reduction in hip fracture care and prevention by 2015.

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