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IOF member society FHOEMO (Hispanic Foundation of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Diseases), in association with AECOS, is organizing an awareness campaign called ‘La osteoporosis pasa fractura’ aimed at patients and primary care physicians. The aim of the nationwide campaign is to raise awareness and improve knowledge about the importance of osteoporotic fracture prevention - especially for women at... Read more
Exercise is an important way in which to maintain bone health and promote osteoporosis and fracture prevention. However many people, with or without osteoporosis, may have specific questions about exercise or not know which exercises are optimal for bone health, or which may not be ideal following an osteoporois diagnosis. Read more
With 240 national organizations in 99 locations worldwide, the Committee of National Societies (CNS) is IOF’s most important membership committee. It represents the collective voice of the global osteoporosis movement and as such is IOF’s strongest calling card in support of musculoskeletal health, osteoporosis prevention and improved patient care. Read more
La IOF se enorgullece de tener 35 sociedades miembro en 15 países latinoamericanos. Éstas representan la voz de los pacientes y los profesionales de la salud en una región en la que la osteoporosis y las fracturas relacionadas son un problema serio y creciente. Muchas de las sociedades científicas celebran reuniones y cursos nacionales de forma regular para contribuir a la formación profesional y... Read more
Reaching the millions of people who are affected by osteoporosis is a challenging task. Although websites and brochures can increase awareness, face-to-face interactions are the most effective way to empower people to take action to improve their bone health. Read more
Osteoporosis Canada's FLS-forum-2017
Osteoporosis Canada hosted 60 delegates from 10 provinces at the FLS Forum 2017 on February 25th and 26th in Toronto. Current evidence on models to close the post-fracture care gap were presented and delegates gained an understanding of the tools they need to implement effective FLS in their own jurisdictions. Read more
The first Webinar of the IOF Latin America Webinar Series 2017 was held on February 15th. The webinar presented the results of the review Biologic therapies and bone loss in rheumatoid arthritis, published by the IOF Working Group on Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure (ICSW). In case you missed the review, read here. Read more
La osteoporosis y la diabetes son dos de los trastornos crónicos más comunes cuya prevalencia estña en aumento en todo el mundo. Ambos tienen una interrelación compleja que plantea desafíos para los investigadores y los médicos. A continuación se enumeran seis excelentes críticas invitadas que aparecerán en el número especial de febrero de Calcified Tissue International. Read more
On January 14th at its 18th General Assembly, the Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (JOPS) elected a new Board for 2017-2019 as follows:1. Omar Abu Hijleh MD : President2. Basel Masri  MD : Vice President3. Said Abdul Majeed  MD : Secretary General  to the Board4. Tareq Alkheetan  MD : Treasurer5. Mouris Barham MD : Head of the Scientific Committee6. Ziad Zoubi, MD : Head of Irbid Office Read more
The IOF-EMRI World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) Meeting and Seminar on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Osteoporosis was organized by the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation on  December 15-16, 2016. Read more

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