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This summary has been adapted from a press release by the Italian Society of Rheumatology  Read more
On March 26, 2018 the Women’s Union of Russia hosted an important event in Moscow - the Conference on 'Health of Women of All Ages'. Its main theme was the discussion of the Russian National Strategy in the interests of women for 2017-2022 as well as the Presidential initiatives concerning maternal and childhood welfare. Read more
Experts from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) regret the recent decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to reject the marketing application for abaloparatide, a potential new treatment option... Read more
The Fragility Fracture Prevention Unit of the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín (Spain) has treated 1,750 patients since its creation in March 2012. Recently this exemplary Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) has been awarded Gold Star status by Capture the Fracture® (CTF), with an outstanding score of 93% based on the CTF Best Practice Framework. The service is one of 57 FLS awarded Gold... Read more
A new study published in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those at risk of hip fracture.   > View ‘Screening in the community to reduce fractures in older women (SCOOP): a randomised controlled trial’, published in The Lancet on December 15. Read more
In a letter published recently in The Lancet, leading experts have drawn attention to potentially harmful guidance resulting from the recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated Technology Appraisal on bisphosphonate use in osteoporosis (TA464). Read more
From October 4-6, Ghent University, Belgium will host a two-day kick-off meeting for the PoCOsteo project, a new European initiative to target early-stage osteoporosis detection. The project is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Industrial leadership in nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing and processing (H2020-NMBP). Read more
SEIOMM will be holding its annual congress in the beautiful setting of Elche, Spain from October 25 to 27, 2017. The venue will be the modern Congress Center "Ciutat d'Elx", located in a very attractive setting in the historic center. Read more
IOF member society FHOEMO (Hispanic Foundation of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Diseases), in association with AECOS, is organizing an awareness campaign called ‘La osteoporosis pasa fractura’ aimed at patients and primary care physicians. The aim of the nationwide campaign is to raise awareness and improve knowledge about the importance of osteoporotic fracture prevention - especially for women at... Read more
San Servolo nurse education meeting 2017
Nurses not only play a key role in orthogeriatric fracture patient care, they are also ideally placed to take the lead as coordinators of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in clinics and hospitals. The Meeting “New Strategies in Nurse Education in Fragility Fracture Management”, held in San Servolo, Venice from May 15-16, 2017, brought together more than 30 nurse practitioners from throughout... Read more

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