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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
IOF member SEIOMM (Sociedad Española de Investigación Ósea y del Metabolismo Mineral) is a multidisciplinary society dedicated to clinical care and basic and clinical research in the field of bone metabolism. The society, which in 2017 marks its 30th anniversary, has a tradition of promoting best practice, quality research and medical education on bone metabolism in Spain. Read more
Partners, coordinators, and key investigators for DO-HEALTH, Europe’s largest healthy ageing trial, met at the University of Zurich on February 17th for the 5th Annual DO-HEALTH Meeting. The participants discussed the trial’s progress, presented selected preliminary data, and reviewed next steps. Read more
Here’s a great example from Norway, where May-Britt Stenbro, Osteoporosis Coordinator and Project Nurse in NoFRACT at the Drammen Hospital and Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Frede Frihagen at Oslo University Hospital, were featured in an extended interview on TV2’s  ‘Good Morning Norway’.  > View the video Read more
On December 12-13, 2016, IOF participated at the NCD Alliance and the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) European meeting on the role of civil society in the regional response to NCDs. Read more
The 19th Congress of Slovak and Czech Osteology, held from September 8-10, 2016 in Žilina, was organized by the Slovak Society for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease SLS (SOMOK) in cooperation with the Czech Society for Metabolic Bone Diseases CLS JEP (SMOS), with the support and under the auspices of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). Read more
IOF’s first Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Mentorship Programme workshop took place in St Petersburg on November 28, 2016, in collaboration with the Russian Association on Osteoporosis, led by Olga Lesnyak. Close to 30 candidates from the Russian Federation joined the FLS workshop to understand more about how to effectively implement Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) at a local level. Read more
During the week of October 3rd, 2016, Dr. John P. Bilezikian, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for International  Education and Research at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York,  led three seminal events  in Yerevan, Armenia. Read more

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