BoneBlast October 2013


Two weeks until World Osteoporosis Day

With October 20 just around the corner, let us know how you will be celebrating World Osteoporosis Day.

  • Share your plans and profile your activities on a global level through the new interactive map or find out what events are happening in your country and how you can participate
  • Download resources to display or share with your colleagues, family and friends includes: posters; patient brochure; tip cards; social media badges; campaign video
  • Read the new report Bone Care for the Postmenopausal Woman being launched on October 10 and authored by Professors Bess Dawson Hughes (USA) Patricia Clark (Mexico) and Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan (Lebanon)
  • Watch and share the Strong Women Make Stronger Women promotional video with the key messages for this year's campaign
    Strong Women Make Stronger Women promo video


IOF MeetingsNovember 14 – 15, 2013
IOF Osteoporosis Update
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 12 – 15, 2013
IOF Regionals: 4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting
Hong Kong
Early bird: October 11, 2013

February 5 – 7, 2014
IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis
Geneva, Switzerland
Now with lower rates!

February 20 – 22, 2014
IOF-ISCD Skeletal Health Orlando 2014
Orlando, Florida, USA
Early bird: December 12, 2013

April 2 – 5, 2014
World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases
Seville, Spain

Nominate your Woman of Steel

The Women of Steel Project

Do you know a truly admirable woman – someone you consider a role model who embodies great strength, both inside and out? Each month we'll select one woman’s story to profile from the nominees. The shortlisted women will also become ambassadors for the campaign and receive their own personalized poster highlighting why they were nominated.

> Nominate your #WomenofSteel

Wear white on World Osteoporosis Day

Wear white on WOD

Show your support and solidarity for people with osteoporosis by wearing white on October 20. Join a vast social movement for better bone health. Upload your photos to Facebook or Twitter, or take photos with Instagram and tag them with #worldosteoporosisday and we'll add them to the Wear White for Osteoporosis albums on our social media pages.

> Share your photos

Submit your abstract for IOF-ESCEO-WCO Seville 2014

Submit your abstract to the WCO

As the largest clinical and research Congress in the field, the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease is the ideal venue to showcase your research. Abstracts will be published in Osteoporosis International. Top abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. Deadline is January 16, 2014.

> Submit abstract

Fracture rates: are they declining?

Progress in Osteoporosis

This is just one of 18 incisive new reviews in the latest issue of Progress in Osteoporosis (PIO) - Volume 13, Issue 9. PIO is published by the inimitable Professor Ego Seeman. If you’re not already an IOF member, sign up and access this informative review journal that highlights the most notable research of the previous months.

> Read more

Call for grant applications from young scientists

Calling young investigators

The deadline is approaching for the IOF-Servier Young Investigator Research Grant - an award of 40,000 EUR towards original research of international relevance in the field of osteoporosis. Applicants must be aged 40 or under at the time of submission. The award will be presented during IOF-ESCEO-WCO Seville 2014. Apply by November 15, 2013.

> Apply

IOF-ISCD Skeletal Health Orlando 2014

IOF-ISCD Skeletal Health Oralando '14

IOF’s first North American regional meeting will take place from February 20–22, 2014. An enriching programme will present the most current and clinically relevant concepts on the assessment and management of osteoporosis. Submit your abstract by October 11.

> Register