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The Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) program run by Beacon Hospital (Selangor, Malaysia) was awarded a Malaysia Health & Wellness BRAND AWARD 2017 under the Category of Nursing/Health and Wellness Centre. The Award, presented on January 12th by the Deputy Minister of Health of Malaysia, was judged and endorsed by the Ministry of Health. Read more
The Asia-Pacific Region Fracture Liaison Service Consensus Meeting was held in Taipei on Oct. 14, 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association (TOA). The Meeting, endorsed by the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and TOA, brought together leading Fracture Liaison (FLS) experts from the... Read more
The Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Amgen have announced the ‘Fight the Fracture’ campaign across Asia Pacific, at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the AFOS in Kuala Lumpur.  Read more
Hip fracture is a major public health problem, associated with high morbidity and mortality, and high costs to the healthcare system. With the ageing of populations worldwide, the socioeconomic burden of hip fracture is set to rise dramatically. Read more
Post-webinar note: This webinar was a great success with 70 attendees, also thanks to the fact that it was live-streamed at Yi-Da Hospital - the survey rating was 4.64/5 - a great result! This will encourage CTF to plan more such webinars in all regions of the world. Read more
At the recent IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies, the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association (TOA) received an award for their extensive efforts in support of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in Taiwan. The recognition, which was awarded for the best secondary fracture prevention campaign among IOF member societies worldwide, was a wonderful way for TOA to celebrate its 20th... Read more
IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting
A proven method of identifying and managing patients at high risk of fracture is the implementation of coordinator-based Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in clinics and hospitals. Due to their importance to osteoporosis management, FLS are a key focus of the IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, which opened in Singapore on November 4th with delegates from more than 50 countries. Read more
Today, at a session held during the IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, five researchers from Australia, Hong Kong, India and Japan were awarded the prestigious IOF Young Investigator Research Awards. The award winning studies, submitted by investigators aged forty years or younger, were selected from 168 abstracts submitted to the Meeting. Read more
The burden of osteoporosis in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to surge in the coming decades. Countries such as Singapore, Japan and Korea are among the high-risk countries for osteoporosis related fractures. Throughout the region, and particularly in China, a vast elderly population will drive a huge rise in the socio-economic burden of the disease. In fact, it is expected that by 2050 more... Read more
IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting
With its extensive clinical programme and leading speakers, the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting is a premier forum for healthcare professional education and for the presentation of exciting new research in the bone field.> View the preliminary programme and learn about CME accreditation for attendees Read more

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