Asia-Pacific

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS) and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) have launched a new regional alliance in which the three organizations pledge to collaborate on a common platform to achieve their respective missions. Read more
Leading musculoskeletal disease researchers and some 650 health professionals from 69 countries attended the IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference, a CME-accredited IOF event held in Sydney, Australia from November 29 to December 1, 2018. Read more
IOF is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge on osteoporosis, and is committed to encouraging young researchers in all parts of the world to focus on this important field. As a sign of this commitment, the ‘IOF-Agnovos Young Investigator Awards’ were presented to the authors of the six top ranking abstracts submitted to the IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference, in Sydney... Read more
Formation of the Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance coincides with an article published in MJA Insight calling for an urgent, cross-disciplinary, multi-sector response to the mounting medical emergency facing Asia’s 4.5 billion inhabitants (comprising 60 per cent of the global population).1 The article appeals for the swift implementation of mobility-maintaining strategies to enable older... Read more
In Australia, the new ‘Know Your Bones’ Community Risk Report was launched on 18 October at an event at Parliament House Canberra, by the Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, and the Minister for Senior Australian and Aged care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP. Special national ambassadors for World Osteoporosis Day, Olympic Gold Medallist Sally Pearson OAM and Former Australian Cricket Captain... Read more
Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia - serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system - are the key topics of a meeting to be held in Suzhou China on October 17, 2018. The unique programme will offer a comprehensive comparison of European and Chinese guidance and management strategies in the three disease areas. Read more
Professor Cyrus Cooper, President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), was named 2018 Dr Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecturer of the College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He received this prestigious honour in recognition of his outstanding worldwide scientific contributions to medicine, specifically in the bone field . Read more
Since a major investment by New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2016, and considerable local investment from district health boards (DHBs), access to Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) across New Zealand has improved dramatically. This noteworthy achievement reflects the impact of the ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ initiative, a multi-sector, system-wide response to the threat that... Read more
The Philippine General Hospital’s FLS is the first FLS to be mapped on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) ‘Map of Best Practice’ from the Philippines. It represents the 278th FLS to join CTF, with the Philippines as the 39th country to be included in the global network. Read more
Asia Pacific – the world’s most populous region – is ageing rapidly.1 In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,1 more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older1– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050.1 Read more

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