World Osteoporosis Day

“A wrist fracture is a warning sign,” says Professor John Kanis, president of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). “On World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20, we urge all adults aged 50 and over who have suffered a wrist or other fragility fracture, to get tested for osteoporosis.” Read more
Today, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) released a new report, revealing approximately 80 percent of patients treated in clinics or hospitals following a fracture are not screened for osteoporosis or risk of future falls. Left untreated, these patients are at high risk of suffering secondary fractures and facing a future of pain, disfigurement, long-term disability and even early... Read more
This year’s World Osteoporosis Day (October 20) is urging the prevention of bone disease through healthy lifestyle choices. To get the message out that preventing osteoporosis begins at a young age, for the first time the World Osteoporosis Day campaign has turned to social media. Read more
A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day puts the spotlight on the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize the signs of these fractures in their patients. Read more
At a press conference held in Brussels today, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the Belgian Bone Club and the European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group called on health care professionals and health policy officials in Europe to take action to prevent spinal fractures. The call to action was made at the launch of a unique photographic essay, ‘snap! the breaking spine’,... Read more
[link 255]World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) [/link]provides an all-important focal point for informing and educating the general public and policy makers about the prevention of a disease which still suffers from poor general awareness. With the number of participating countries and scheduled events increasing steadily year by year, the impact of WOD has grown significantly. Read more
FRAX® is a free online fracture-risk calculator ( that has been developed by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases at the University of Sheffield, UK. More and more physicians around the world are using the tool as an aid in making informed treatment decisions in the course of a clinical assessment of their patients. Read more
The prestigious Pierre Delmas Prize: An ESCEO-IOF/Servier Achievement Award was awarded today to Professor Pierre Jean Meunier, Professor Emeritus at the Claude Bernard University of Lyon, France. Read more


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