Working Groups

Members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors are invited to join working groups based on their areas of expertise.

International Osteoporosis Foundation CSA Working GroupsThe objectives of the working groups are to:

  • Formulate global policy guidance, scientific guidelines and general statements to update IOF positions as appropriate
  • Advise the Board in scientific matters related to the International Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Develop educational and research projects of international relevance


Current CSA Working Groups

Joint IOF-ECTS Adherence Working Group
Chaired by Professors Adolfo Diez-Perez & R Eastell

Bone and Cancer Working Group
Chaired by Professor René Rizzoli

Bone and Diabetes Working Group
Chaired by Professor Serge Ferrari

Epidemiology/Quality of Life Working Group
Chaired by Professors Cyrus Cooper and John Kanis

Fracture Working Group
Chaired by Professor Kristina Åkesson

Hip Bone Strength as a Therapeutic Target Working Group
Chaired by Doctor Mary Bouxsein and Professor Serge Ferrari

Joint IOF-ASBMR HR-pQCT High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computer Tomography Working Group
Chaired by Doctor Mary Bouxsein and Professor Roland Chapurlat

Joint IOF-IFCC Bone Marker Standards Working Group
Chaired by Professor Cyrus Cooper (IOF), and Professor Howard Morris (IFCC)

Latin America Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure (CIBS) Working Group
Chaired by Professors Osvaldo D. Messina and Cristiano Zerbini

Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) Working Group
Chaired by Professors Tobias de Villiers and Cyrus Cooper

Sarcopenia and Impaired Mobility Working Group
Chaired by Professors Cyrus Cooper and René Rizzoli

Skeletal Rare Diseases Working Group
Chaired by Professor Maria Luisa Brandi

Past Working Groups

Paediatrics Working Group

Chaired by Professor Serge Ferrari

Bone Imaging Working Group
Co-chaired by Doctor Mary Bouxsein and Professor Harry Genant

Education Steering Committee
Chaired by Professor Ego Seeman

IOF-ISFR Shoulder Fracture Working Group 
Chaired by Dr Amy Hoang-Kim

Inadequate Responders Working Group
Chaired by Professor A. Diez Perez

IOF-ECTS Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis Guidelines Working Group
Chaired by Professor Juliet Compston

Nutrition Working Group
Chaired by Dr Ambrish Mithal