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This summary has been adapted from a press release by the Italian Society of Rheumatology  Read more
Osteoporosis is responsible for two million broken bones every year in the U.S. and causes 75,000 deaths – those figures alone show the pressing need to promote action for prevention nationwide. To mark National Osteoporosis Month, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is encouraging the public and at-risk individuals to get active, follow a bone healthy diet and learn the facts about... Read more
A new collaborative project to train and raise awareness about bone health care kicked off in Buenos Aires on April 27th. The ‘Bone Health Conferences for Older Adults’ are organized by International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Latin America and the General Directorate of Promotion and Social Inclusion (DGPIS) of the Secretariat for Social Integration for Seniors of the Ministry of Human... 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
On March 26, 2018 the Women’s Union of Russia hosted an important event in Moscow - the Conference on 'Health of Women of All Ages'. Its main theme was the discussion of the Russian National Strategy in the interests of women for 2017-2022 as well as the Presidential initiatives concerning maternal and childhood welfare. Read more
The Association Française de Lutte Antirhumatismale (AFLAR) together with the National Alliance Against Osteoporosis have documented the burden of osteoporosis and published an important manifesto calling for urgent action on the part of health authorities. The White Paper was presented to the Senate on October 17, in conjunction with World Osteoporosis Day 2017. Read more
The Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (JOPS), an IOF member society which was founded in 1998, has made great strides in raising awareness and improving knowledge about osteoporosis in the country over the course of two decades.JOPS President, Dr. Omar Abu Hejleh, stated: Read more
The Fragility Fracture Prevention Unit of the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín (Spain) has treated 1,750 patients since its creation in March 2012. Recently this exemplary Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) has been awarded Gold Star status by Capture the Fracture® (CTF), with an outstanding score of 93% based on the CTF Best Practice Framework. The service is one of 57 FLS awarded Gold... Read more
"Osteorus" and the Russian Association for Osteoporosis Prevention (RAOP) welcomed the World Osteoporosis Day slogan "Love your bones - Protect your future" as a guiding message for their successful World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) campaign.  Nearly 40 events were held, all shown on the IOF WOD Events Map. Events took place in Moscow, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Tomsk, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok,... Read more
On Thursday March 29, 2018 the Verstand Osteoporosis Foundation of Cameroon will hold a public awareness event in Yaounde, Cameroon.The public conference will target a broad spectrum of the general public, including the elderly, school children, and students, as well as physicians. Read more

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