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The annual World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases has become the largest and most influential clinically-oriented congress in the bone, joint and muscle arena. Read more
2013 Asia-Pacific Regional Audit cover
This Asia-Pacific Audit provides new and updated information about the status of osteoporosis in the region. In addition to the 14 countries in the 2009 version, it now includes Australia and New Zealand, giving more comprehensive coverage of this geographical area. What is alarmingly clear is that some of the projections made in 2009 clearly underestimated the disease burden and the situation... Read more
This annual, two-and-a-half day course held in Latin America is aimed at medical and allied health professionals as well as industry representatives who wish to gain an overall understanding of this serious disease and its management. Read more
This 2013 report prepared in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations, is the first to describe in detail the epidemiology, burden, and treatment of osteoporosis in all 27 member states of the European Union (EU27)*. Read more
The ScoreCard for Osteoporosis in Europe (SCOPE) aims to facilitate and promote health care policies that will help to ensure that all Europeans have access to the best diagnosis and treatment to reduce their risk of osteoporosis and fractur Read more
This report, launched in June 2011 by IOF in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA) reveals that the burden of fracture Read more
IOF European Union policy initiatives and publications Read more
The Latin America Regional Audit: Epidemiology, costs and burden of osteoporosis in 2012
This Audit assesses current and projected disease burden in the region and identifies gaps in data, knowledge and care relevant to osteoporosis in Latin America. In almost all of the 14 countries included in this Audit, the scarcity of solid data and the lack of national databases and fracture registries is a common scenario. Read more
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) website lists osteoporosis guidelines from around the world. Please note that the listing may not be up to date, inclusion of guidelines in this listing does not imply endorsement, and there may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region. Access our list of guideline references. Where available, a link to the full text of a guideline is... Read more
Osteoporosis is growing in incidence and prevalence in Latin America.  According to WHO projections, over the next 50 years, there will be an increase in the population aged 65 and older such that the number of hip fractures will be similar to numbers in Europe and the United States.  Read more

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