Asia-Pacific

In Australia, the new ‘Know Your Bones’ Community Risk Report was launched on 18 October at an event at Parliament House Canberra, by the Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, and the Minister for Senior Australian and Aged care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP. Special national ambassadors for World Osteoporosis Day, Olympic Gold Medallist Sally Pearson OAM and Former Australian Cricket Captain... Read more
Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia - serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system - are the key topics of a meeting to be held in Suzhou China on October 17, 2018. The unique programme will offer a comprehensive comparison of European and Chinese guidance and management strategies in the three disease areas. Read more
Professor Cyrus Cooper, President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), was named 2018 Dr Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecturer of the College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He received this prestigious honour in recognition of his outstanding worldwide scientific contributions to medicine, specifically in the bone field . Read more
Since a major investment by New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2016, and considerable local investment from district health boards (DHBs), access to Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) across New Zealand has improved dramatically. This noteworthy achievement reflects the impact of the ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ initiative, a multi-sector, system-wide response to the threat that... Read more
The Philippine General Hospital’s FLS is the first FLS to be mapped on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) ‘Map of Best Practice’ from the Philippines. It represents the 278th FLS to join CTF, with the Philippines as the 39th country to be included in the global network. Read more
Asia Pacific – the world’s most populous region – is ageing rapidly.1 In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,1 more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older1– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050.1 Read more
The Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) program run by Beacon Hospital (Selangor, Malaysia) was awarded a Malaysia Health & Wellness BRAND AWARD 2017 under the Category of Nursing/Health and Wellness Centre. The Award, presented on January 12th by the Deputy Minister of Health of Malaysia, was judged and endorsed by the Ministry of Health. Read more
The Asia-Pacific Region Fracture Liaison Service Consensus Meeting was held in Taipei on Oct. 14, 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association (TOA). The Meeting, endorsed by the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and TOA, brought together leading Fracture Liaison (FLS) experts from the... Read more
The Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Amgen have announced the ‘Fight the Fracture’ campaign across Asia Pacific, at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the AFOS in Kuala Lumpur.  Read more
Hip fracture is a major public health problem, associated with high morbidity and mortality, and high costs to the healthcare system. With the ageing of populations worldwide, the socioeconomic burden of hip fracture is set to rise dramatically. Read more

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