Middle East & Africa

The Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (POPS) is carrying out a program to screen up to 1000 postmenopausal women for osteoporosis risk.  Read more
How much do people in Cameroon know about osteoporosis? After having circulated questionnaires and from feedback gathered at various public events, it quickly became apparent to the Verstand Osteoporosis Foundation (VOF) – one of the few IOF member societies in Africa - that public understanding of bone health must be improved. Dr Motare Henry Efamo Nongo, VOF Chief Administrative Officer, stated: Read more
On January 14th at its 18th General Assembly, the Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (JOPS) elected a new Board for 2017-2019 as follows:1. Omar Abu Hijleh MD : President2. Basel Masri  MD : Vice President3. Said Abdul Majeed  MD : Secretary General  to the Board4. Tareq Alkheetan  MD : Treasurer5. Mouris Barham MD : Head of the Scientific Committee6. Ziad Zoubi, MD : Head of Irbid Office Read more
The IOF-EMRI World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) Meeting and Seminar on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Osteoporosis was organized by the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation on  December 15-16, 2016. Read more
IOF supports its Member Societies around the world through a regional structure that includes, for three regions, a Regional Advisory Council (RAC). The RACs, for Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & N. Africa, include elected representation from the Committee of National Societies members in that region as well as from regional Board members. IOF CEO Judy Stenmark thanked... Read more
Osteoporosis Essentials course in Beirut, November. 2015
The Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program and the Lebanese Society of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, OSTEOS, hosted the second Osteoporosis Essentials: Diagnosis, Densitometry and Management course in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 25-26, 2015. Read more
IOF Young Investigator Awards in Abu Dhabi, December 2015
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has presented awards to the following young investigators in recognition of their outstanding research: Read more
Opening of IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting on December 5, 2015
The doors of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) opened on December 5th to leading musculoskeletal disease researchers and a wide range of health professionals who treat patients with osteoporosis and related diseases. Read more
Osteoporosis Essentials course in Jordan, Sept. 2015
IOF representatives from the Middle East & Africa region hosted a successful Osteoporosis Essentials course from September 3-4, 2015 at the Amman Marriott Hotel in Sweimeh, Jordan. The course attracted 80 attendees, including many clinicians from Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait and Iraq. Read more
Abu Dhabi '15 branding
The IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting has been designated for up to 18 hours of European external CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credits™. Read more


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