IOF-ECTS Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis Guidelines Working Group

The International Osteoporosis Foundation ECTS


Chair: Professor Juliet Compston

Members: Juliet Compston (Chair) (1,2), Rick Adachi (1), Donato Agnusdei(1), John Bilezikian(1), Steven Boonen(1), Fredrik Borgström(1), Cyrus Cooper (1), Adolfo Diez Perez (1,2), Richard Eastell(1,2), Lorenz Hofbauer (2), John Kanis (1), Bente Langdahl(2), Sarath Lekawasam (1), Roman Lorenc (1), Eugene McCloskey (1), Osvaldo Messina(1), Nicola Napoli(1), Barbara Obermayer Pietsch (2), Stuart Ralston (2), Philip Sambrook (1), Stuart Silverman(1), Manuel Sosa (1), Jan Stepan(1)

1= IOF, 2= ECTS

Patient society representatives: Gabriele Suppan - Austrian Society (Action for Healthy Bones); Olga Lesnyak (Russian Association on Osteoporosis)


Few guidelines exist that specifically address GIOP and those that do exist need to be updated particularly with respect to the use of FRAX in risk assessment and some of the more newly approved interventions.


The Working Group published the following papers in March 2012:

A framework for the development of guidelines for the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. S. Lekawasam, J. D. Adachi, D. Agnusdei, et al. for the Joint IOF-ECTS GIO Guidelines Working Group. Osteoporos Int
DOI 10.1007/s00198-012-1958-1. The paper is freely accessible until June 26, 2012 at

An appendix to the 2012 IOF–ECTS guidelines for the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Archives of Osteoporosis, March 2012

Brochure for patients