On October 17, 2018, IOF participated at the ‘East meets West’ meeting, a unique forum held to review current practices and policies in the management of musculoskeletal ageing. Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia - serious and costly disorders of the musculoskeletal system - were the key focus of presentations by leading European and Chinese experts. Read more
Professor Cyrus Cooper, President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), was named 2018 Dr Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecturer of the College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He received this prestigious honour in recognition of his outstanding worldwide scientific contributions to medicine, specifically in the bone field . Read more
El Profesor Cyrus Cooper, Presidente de la International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), fue nombrado “Dr Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecturer” 2018 por el Colegio de Médicos de la Academia de Medicina de Singapur. Recibió este prestigioso honor en reconocimiento a sus destacadas contribuciones científicas a la medicina a nivel mundial, específicamente en el campo de los huesos. Read more
Asia Pacific – the world’s most populous region – is ageing rapidly.1 In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,1 more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older1– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050.1 Read more
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Hip fractures are a major public health concern in the European Union, with an increasing incidence of 1 million patients per year, high direct and indirect costs due to the resulting immobility after fracture and surgery, and with a high one-year mortality rate of 25% - 30 %. Read more
Artistic talent combined with a deep commitment to osteoporosis and fracture prevention makes Dr. Jorge Morales-torres a visionary ambassador for bone health. The IOF CSA member and former president of the Asociacion Mexicana del Metabolismo Oseo y Mineral (AMMOM) – a CNS member society – has generously donated two impactful paintings entitled ‘No more’ to IOF. The paintings are displayed at IOF... Read more
A recent feature of IOF scientific meetings, the ‘CNS Village’ showcases the work of IOF’s member societies within the exhibition hall of IOF's annual scientific congress - the largest event in the musculoskeletal field. IOF CNS member societies were invited to set up a display booth to showcase their society’s projects and activities. It provided them with a venue for networking with delegates... Read more
Orthopaedists are key partners in secondary fracture prevention - they are ideally placed to identify patients with osteoporosis and their involvement in the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services is paramount.  For this reason, we are very pleased to announce that IOF is a partner society of the SICOT World Congress, taking place from October 10-13, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Read more
As part of its mission to promote scientific and medical advances, IOF is proud to endorse the meetings organized by its members in the CNS (IOF’s member national societies) and CSA (Committee of Scientific Advisors). Limited financial support is available each year and awarded to selected events. Read more
IOF President Professor Cyrus Cooper has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher in the Clinical Medicine category. Professor Cooper’s research, ranked among the top 1% most cited works in his field and during its year of publication, earned the mark of exceptional impact. Read more


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