The clinical significance of osteoporosis lies in the painful, debilitating fractures that arise, which are a major cause of long-term disability in the population. Nevertheless, osteoporosis is under-diagnosed and undertreated: in the European Union, it is estimated that 57 % of women at high risk of fragility fracture due to osteoporosis do not receive bone-specific treatment. Read more
"It was unforgettable and inspiring!” stated IOF CEO Philippe Halbout when describing the 2nd International Summit in Armenia for Eurasian and Eastern European Countries. The Summit, held in Yerevan, Armenia and hosted by the Armenian Osteoporosis Association, brought together IOF member societies from 19 countries (see participant list below). Read more
The Eurasian Women's Forum is one of the largest and most important platforms in the world for discussing the role of women in modern society and their health. This year’s Forum, which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia from September 19 to 21, was attended by representatives of more than 110 countries. Read more
Released today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), a new report looking at the burden and management of fragility fractures in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), has highlighted the hidden, but very real, burden of fragility fractures – with the estimated associated cost at €37.5 billion per year threatening to cripple European... Read more
On September 23, 2018 the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), which has HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as its president, announced that it has had a rare Royal title approved by The Queen. In consequence, the NOS has announced its intention to be known as the Royal Osteoporosis Society in 2019. Read more
IOF member societies in Europe’s Nordic region have established a wonderful tradition of regular meetings to share information about their successes and challenges and to learn about each other’s projects and programmes. This year’s two-day meeting from August 30-31, hosted by Lustolitto (the Finnish Osteoporosis Association), was held at the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki. Read more
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Hip fractures are a major public health concern in the European Union, with an increasing incidence of 1 million patients per year, high direct and indirect costs due to the resulting immobility after fracture and surgery, and with a high one-year mortality rate of 25% - 30 %. Read more
This summary has been adapted from a press release by the Italian Society of Rheumatology  Read more
On March 26, 2018 the Women’s Union of Russia hosted an important event in Moscow - the Conference on 'Health of Women of All Ages'. Its main theme was the discussion of the Russian National Strategy in the interests of women for 2017-2022 as well as the Presidential initiatives concerning maternal and childhood welfare. Read more
Experts from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) regret the recent decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to reject the marketing application for abaloparatide, a potential new treatment option... Read more


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