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Latin America Regional Advisory Council
Los nuevos integrantes del RAC LATAM para el plazo 2016-2020 ejercerán su función junto con los miembros ex-oficio conformados por: los Miembros latinoamericanos del Board Global (Claudia Campusano, Patricia Clark, Osvaldo Messina y Cristiano Zerbini) y los miembros latinoamericanos del Consejo de Asesores Científicos (Cesar Bogado, Jorge Morales Torres, Bruno Muzzi, Gregorio Riera y José... Read more
One in three Canadian women, and one in five Canadian men will break a bone because of osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that can strike at any time, causing bones to become fragile and break.1 Each year in Canada, broken bones caused by osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined for women over the age of 50, despite the fact that if simple steps are... Read more
Hip fractures can be devastating for sufferers with over 50% losing their ability to live independently, many going into long-term care and 25% suffering an early death. This problem is likely to increase rapidly as New Zealand’s 1 million baby boomers age. Read more
Associação Portuguesa de Osteoporose celebrates World Osteoporosis Day in Porto
Representing the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), Chief Executive Officer Judy Stenmark will participate at World Osteoporosis Day events being held in Porto, Portugal. The extensive three-day campaign is organized by IOF member society Associação Portuguesa de Osteoporose (APO). Read more
IOF WWC Athens
Patient society representatives from all regions of the world will gather in Athens, Greece for the opening of the 15th IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies (IOF-WWC) on Friday September 11.  The bi-annual event is a key opportunity for patient advocates to share best practice and exchange knowledge on the growing burden of musculoskeletal disorders, including osteoporosis. Read more
Some two million broken bones occur every year in the U.S. due to osteoporosis. As in other parts of the world, very few of those who have fractured are tested and treated for osteoporosis - the fracture is repaired, but the patient remains unprotected against the high risk of suffering more, and potentially more serious, fractures. The Read more
lab workers at EMRI
Osteoporosis is a significant health problem in Iran. In this vast country of more than 77 million people, it is estimated that the prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in Iranians aged 50 years and older is approximately 22.2% and 59.9% in women, and 11.0% and 50.1% in men, respectively. Read more
training course participants
IOF has a long tradition of endorsing or offering financial support for selected upcoming meetings organized by its member societies and scientific experts. The endorsement is not only an important aspect of IOF’s mission to promote medical advance, it also recognizes the vital role of IOF member societies in furthering health professional outreach and education at the country level.  Read more
training course participants
IOF’s Latin American regional office, in cooperation with member societies and scientific experts in the region, has developed a dynamic series of Spanish-language courses tailored to regional interests and information needs. The focus has been on courses dedicated to raising awareness and knowledge of bone and muscle health as well as early prevention at all ages. Read more
Osteoporosis awareness month in Canada
Every year in Canada, Osteoporosis Canada marks ‘Osteoporosis Month’, a four week campaign to focus public attention upon the importance of building strong bones for life through awareness and education. Read more


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