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The immense human and economic burden of osteoporosis-related fractures is set to increase steeply in the Asia-Pacific region – due largely to the rapid ageing of the population. This is the reason why IOF is dedicated to improving medical education, advancing clinical research, and supporting the work of its member societies and scientific experts in the region. A sign of our commitment has been... Read more
Organization of the course, held at the One Farrer Hotel in Singapore, was under the leadership of the Course Chair, Dr Manju Chandran, core faculty member of the Skeletal Rare Disorders Working Group (WG) of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA), and Senior Consultant and Director of the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit, Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital. Read more
IOF was delighted when OASKL answered its call for patient portraits and stories to help raise awareness of osteoporosis for the 2019 World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) campaign. Read more
Asian countries are seeing an immense increase in their aged populations and consequent rise in fractures. The impending fragility fracture crisis is so dire that health authorities are now acknowledging the urgent need to make fracture prevention a top healthcare priority. Read more
Led by Dr. Joon-Kiong Lee, the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) at this private hospital was initiated in April 2017. This FLS from Selangor, Malaysia, first joined Capture the Fracture in September 2017. As of August 2019, after a reevaluation, it is recognized as a Silver star FLS nationally and internationally. Read more
The Asia Pacific Bone Academy meeting which took place in Tokyo, Japan from August 3 to 4, 2019, was attended by approximately 300 osteoporosis experts from the region, including orthopaedic surgeons, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, geriatricians and gynaecologists. Among the key topics discussed during the meeting were strategies to improve the identification and management of patients at... Read more
Congratulations to Niigata Rehabilitation Hospital's FLS for achieving a gold! This hospital joined Capture the Fracture in May 2016 for the first time, and was awarded a silver for its services to prevent secondary fractures. Read more
On May 4, 2019, the Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) was launched at a meeting in Singapore. The meeting was attended by 24 clinical experts from across the Asia Pacific region. The consortium aims to develop solutions to pressing challenges facing osteoporosis management and fracture prevention in this highly populous part of the world. Read more
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS) and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) have launched a new regional alliance in which the three organizations pledge to collaborate on a common platform to achieve their respective missions. Read more
Leading musculoskeletal disease researchers and some 650 health professionals from 69 countries attended the IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference, a CME-accredited IOF event held in Sydney, Australia from November 29 to December 1, 2018. Read more

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