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
Below is a Statement issued by IOF to the BMJ in response to: Clinical assessment and management of multimorbidity: summary of NICE guidance. Farmer et al, BMJ 2016; 354: i4843 Read more
On April 15th 2016, Prof. Hans Peter Dimai was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit, one of the highest Austrian decorations, by Dr. Josef Pühringer, Governor of the State of Upper Austria. In his laudation, Dr. Pühringer highlighted Professor Dimai’s substantial and sustaining contributions to the development and foundation of the Medical Faculty of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Upper... Read more


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