Capture the Fracture® Mentorship Programme in Russia

From left to right: (top row) Dr Steshina Tatiana (Moscow), Prof. Ershova Olga (Lead clinician of FLS service, Yaroslavl); (bottom row) Dr Tsvetkova Evgenia (Moscow), Dr Belova Ksenia (Yaroslavl)
From left to right: nurse-coordinator Kositsyna Ludmila, Dr Belova Ksenia, Dr Steshina Tatiana, Dr Tsvetkova Evgenia
A great many thanks to the Yaroslavl Regional Emergency Care Hospital in Russia which has hosted three Fracture Liaison Service onsite training days. The CTF Mentorship Programme is looking forward to further on-site trainings later this year in Italy and Taiwan.

Through its Capture the Fracture® (CTF) mentorship programme, IOF aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills in the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) worldwide by connecting experienced FLS champions with institutions interested in establishing a new FLS. A key aspect of the mentorship programme is the onsite training whereby a successful FLS hosts an external healthcare professional who is interested in implementing a new FLS. The on-site trainings offer the mentees a valuable look at the daily work of a successful FLS, showing how to meet the challenges and implement best FLS practice that leads to effective secondary fracture prevention.

Following IOF’s successful CTF FLS Workshop in St Petersburg in November 2016 (in collaboration with the Russian Association on Osteoporosis), there has been great interest in FLS development in the Russian Federation. The enthusiastic participants were inspired to implement FLS at their own hospitals and expressed interest in further training.

As a result, the Yaroslavl Regional Emergency Care Hospital n.a. N.V. Solovyev. in Russia, a silver-star FLS led by Professor Olga Ershova and Dr Ksenia Belova, has hosted three FLS onsite training days this year. IOF and the Capture the Fracture® team thank all those at the Yaroslavl Regional Emergency Care Hospital who dedicated their valuable time and expertise to the Mentorship programme.

Dr Tatiana Steshina and Dr Evgenia Tsvetkova, who participated at the on-site training, expressed their appreciation:

We would like to thank you for the wonderful seminar and the opportunity to expand our knowledge about secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures. We would like to arrange an FLS in our Center and hope that this work will be useful for our patients. Also we hope that it will contribute to the development of the Centre and our professional growth. After attending the workshop we have a lot of ideas. Ksenia Belova is an excellent specialist and a very charismatic doctor!”

We look forward to reporting on further on-site trainings which are expected in Italy and Taiwan later this year.

If your organization is interested in participating in the Mentorship Programme, please view our Mentorship Programme video for further information or contact Masaki Fujita at 

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 mentorship programmes that support development of FLS at the local level.  #CaptureTheFracture