A Message from the Chief Executive Officer

Judy Stenmark, CEO of the International Osteoporosis FoundationIn many ways, 2014 was a year of stability from both a financial and organizational standpoint. Despite a challenging economic climate, we were able to meet our key objectives and continue to develop our many established programmes. We also enjoyed stability in our staffing, in IOF leadership and to a large extent in our fundraising base.

One of the year’s many highlights was World Osteoporosis Day. With its focus on osteoporosis in men, the campaign generated great international interest and helped to dispel the myth that osteoporosis is ‘a women’s disease’. High-profile scientific meetings in Seville, Taipei and Orlando helped to advance health professional education and provided international platforms for regional research. Furthermore, IOF’s scientific working groups were expanded to include a new focus on sarcopenia.

I’d like to thank the staff, Board members and Committee Chairs for their impressive work and dedication. I would also like to acknowledge the 23 corporate members and industry partners whose unrestricted support is of critical importance to our work. The outstanding contributions of all our constituents, including our member societies and scientific experts, help IOF earn its place at the forefront of the bone, muscle and joint arena.

Judy Stenmark