ASBMR-IOF Joint Session: Reducing the Treatment Gap

On September 10th, at the ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, IOF and ASBMR held a joint session 'Reducing the Treatment Gap'. Following the session, Prof. Nicholas Harvey gave a video interview about international efforts and programs to improve secondary fracture prevention.

The well-attended one-hour session was co-chaired by Jane A. Cauley, DrPh, ASBMR President, University of Pittsburgh, USA and John A. Kanis, IOF Honorary President, Emeritus Professor University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

The presentations included:

  • A Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Roadmap to Prevent Future Fractures in People Who Have Already Fractured. Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Mayo Clinic, USA and Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, USA
  • A Global Perspective on Current and Future Strategies for Prevention of Fragility Fractures. Nicholas Harvey, MBBChir, MRC LifeCourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, United Kingdom and Paul Mitchell, MS, University of Notre Dame Australia, New Zealand

The latter presentation focused on the importance of secondary fracture prevention and the critical role of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) within national fracture prevention strategies. The presentation included an introduction to Capture the Fracture®, IOF’s programme to encourage the implementation of FLS and to set best practice standards for FLS worldwide.

> VIEW INTERVIEW with Prof. Nicholas Harvey

We thank Nicholas Harvey (Vice-Chair of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors) and Paul Mitchell (Capture the Fracture Steering Committee member) for their excellent presentations on behalf of IOF.

About Capture the Fracture®

Capture the Fracture® (CTF) is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. The initiative hopes to drive changes at local and international levels, so that secondary fracture prevention becomes a reality. Its aim is to set global best practices for Fracture Liaison Services (FLS), while serving as a benchmark tool to which clinics and hospitals can adhere and aspire to, and receive international recognition. The CTF programme has a diverse set of tools that provides essential resources and documentation to drive quality improvement in FLS; CTF also offers mentoring programmes that support development of FLS at the local level. Currently the CTF network includes more than 237 FLS in 37 countries. #CaptureTheFracture