Member meetings endorsed by IOF in 2018

A benefit of IOF membership includes the opportunity to apply for IOF endorsement of national or regional meetings. IOF has endorsed nineteen 2018 meetings by its members in all regions of the world.

As part of its mission to promote scientific and medical advances, IOF is proud to endorse the meetings organized by its members in the CNS (IOF’s member national societies) and CSA (Committee of Scientific Advisors). Limited financial support is available each year and awarded to selected events. After reviewing the applications, IOF was pleased to endorse the following member events in 2018.

Slovak Society for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, Slovakia
XXI. Congress of Slovak and Czech Osteologists, Košice, Slovakia, 13.-15.9.2018

Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society, Palestine
Training Primary Healthcare Providers regarding the use of FRAX/Palestine in daily clinical practice/ Primary Healthcare facilities in Palestine

Danish Bone Society, Denmark 
The 1st Danish Bone Research Workshop, February 24, 2018, Sandbjerg

Indonesian Healthy Bone Foundation (PERWATUSI), Indonesia
Public Workshop program in 10 locations

Indonesia Osteoporosis Association (PEROSI), Indonesia
Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Osteoporosis Association 2018, October 1-2, 2018, Jakarta

Latvian Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Diseases Association, Latvia
World Osteoporosis Day 2018 in Riga 'Love Your Bones' public lecture: promotion of awareness and education in osteoporosis.

Czech Society for Metabolic Bone Diseases (SMOS), Czech Republic
Conference on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of secondary osteoporosis, April 6-7, 2018, Plzeň

The American Orthopaedic Association, USA
Own the Bone Fragility Fracture Symposium, June 29, 2018, Boston, MA

Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Societies (FEBRASGO), Brazil
Educational meeting: Effective Prevention of Osteoporosis Fragility Fracture - Gynecological Perspective.

Bone Research Society , UK
BRS Clinical Training Course: Osteoporosis & Other Metabolic Bone Diseases, 26-28 March 2018, Merton College, Oxford, UK

Society for Osteoporosis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
First Mediterranean Meeting on Vitamin D, May 11-13, 2018, Sarjevo

National Association ReumaZorg Nederland, the Netherlands
A meeting/ event on treatment of Osteoporosis, fractures, obesity/rheumatic diseases and fracture and a national 'health care registry', Nijmegen, March-April 2018 tbc

Bone Research Society, UK
Bone Research Society Annual Scientific Meeting (with IOF-BRS joint symposium-the global burden of osteoporosis).  27-29 June 2018, Winchester, UK

Verstand Osteoporosis Foundation (VOF), Cameroon
Know your bone (Awareness and Prevention) public meetings

Osteoporosis Canada, Canada
Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference 2018, May 3-5, 2018, Toronto

Austrian Society for Bone and Mineral Metabolism (ÖGKM), Austria
26. Osteoporose Forum, May 3-5, 2018, St. Wolfgang

Research and Information Group on Osteoporosis (GRIO), France
XXXIème Journée Scientifique du GRIO, January 19, 2018, Paris

Sociedade Portuguesa de Osteoporose e Doenças Ósseas Metabólicas, Portugal 
XI Portuguese Congress of Osteoporosis, 13-15 May, Coimbra

7th International Workshop on the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Bone and other Musculoskeletal Diseases and 2018 Cancer and Bone Society Meeting, Oxford, UK, June 30, July 3, 2018

Applications for IOF endorsement of 2019 meetings will be accepted until October 30, 2018. Members are invited to contact Sophie Bauer, Committee Coordinator, for application forms (