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A recent International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) report outlining the burden of osteoporosis in six European countries, reveals that osteoporosis is massively undertreated, at great human and health economic cost. Read more
The Meeting, organized by the HIPGEN project’s coordinator Dr Tobias Winkler (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) in collaboration with host organization ALTA, brought together more than 30 participants representing a network of ten organizations located in eight countries. It was an important opportunity for all the key stakeholders to update each other on progress and discuss current... Read more
The IX All-Russian Congress of Patients was held in Moscow on November 28-30, 2018. The main theme of the Congress was  “Interaction between the authorities and the patient community as the basis for building patient-oriented Healthcare in the Russian Federation.” Read more
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

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