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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
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

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