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
The Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA)  is the medical and scientific community of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), comprising 155 of the world’s top experts in the field of osteoporosis and musculoskeletal health. Read more
Below is the international press release issued by the University of Zürich at Read more
The Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Amgen have announced the ‘Fight the Fracture’ campaign across Asia Pacific, at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the AFOS in Kuala Lumpur.  Read more


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