BoneBlast September 2014

IOF BoneBlast • September 2014

NEW Capture the Fracture teaching slide sets now available

Download an important new educational resource to help promote secondary fracture prevention and effective coordinator-based fracture liaison services (FLS) worldwide. The 3-part slide-set is freely available on the Capture the Fracture website.

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Your translation expertise is needed

The Best Practice Framework (BPF) for FLS excellence is now available in brochure format in English, Chinese, French and Italian. We welcome your help in making this important document accessible in additional languages. Want to help? Contact Muriel Schneider at

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Latest journal impact factors announced

NEW: The 2013 Science Citation Index impact factor for Osteoporos Int is 4.165 (5-year avg. 4.446) and Calcif Tissue Int 2.748 (5-year avg. 2.896). Become an IOF PRO member and get online access to these leading scientific journals for only 50 or 25 USD per year.

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World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) materials for use at your local event

Need inspiration or handouts for your upcoming WOD event? Take advantage of WOD ‘osteoporosis in men’ resources in multiple languages: Download posters, a patient brochure, a marketing tool kit, patient stories – and, coming soon, a thematic report.

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Let us know about your latest scientific guidelines

The Brazil Society of Endocrinology & Metabology (SBEM) has shared their newly published recommendations on hypovitaminosis D (available in English). Make sure your latest scientific guidelines are listed too - contact us at

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Submit your application for a prestigious award

Applications may now be submitted for the 2015 ESCEO-IOF SERVIER Pierre D. Delmas Prize. The Award will be presented at the upcoming WCO-IOF-ESCEO Milan 2015. Deadline is December 15, 2014.

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Application for a one-hour workshop at the WCO 2015 congress

We welcome IOF/ESCEO member applications to organize one-hour workshops at the WCO in Milan. Applications are considered by a panel chaired by the Scientific Chairs of the Congress. Deadline for applications is October 26, 2014.

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Member Spotlight

Osteoporosis Canada’s Patients’ Bill of Rights: An exemplary advocacy tool

Developed with COPN, the patient arm of Osteoporosis Canada, the Patients’ Bill of Rights is of relevance to osteoporosis societies worldwide. It calls for effective bone care, fracture prevention and the right to access post-fracture care programmes.

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