BoneBlast May 2015

IOF BoneBlast • May 2015

Slide set highlights key research from WCO-IOF-ESCEO Milan

Download easy-to-read slides and view videos summarizing hot new original research presented at the congress: includes overviews of key symposia (bone microindentation; inflammation & fragility; how long to treat; osteoporosis & sarcopenia).
Available exclusively to IOF members - sign up (free of charge) if you’re not yet a member.

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FRAX fracture-risk assessment-tool output can now be modified by TBS

Nick Harvey presenting TBS findingsWhere available, Trabecular Bone Score (TBS™) can be used to modify the FRAX® assessment and may be particularly useful in patients with FRAX probabilities around an intervention threshold level.

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Study shows high publication rates of research presented at the IOF-ESCEO Congress

oral presentations at WCOClose to 76% of oral presentations were published within three years as full papers in high- impact journals – indicating that the annual World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases is a key forum for global research findings.

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New IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) working groups in 2014–2015

new working groups

Announcing 4 new working groups: Sarcopenia & impaired mobility (Chairs: R Rizzoli, C Cooper); Hip bone strength as a therapeutic target (Chairs: SL Ferrari, ML Bouxsein); IOF-ECTS Adherence/Compliance (Chairs A Diez-Perez, R Eastell); CIBS Chronic Inflammation & Bone Structure (Chairs OD Messina, C Zerbini)

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IOF-ISCD Osteoporosis Essentials: highly recommended by participants

Osteoporosis Essentials course

Participants of the course recently held in Milan gave it top marks – 97% of the attendees said they would recommend this excellent educational course to others. Find out about upcoming courses, or how you can host one in your country.

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Save the date: next Capture the Fracture® (CTF) webinar on June 11

CTF webinars

We’ve had excellent feedback from our last CTF webinar (you can view the video recording of the presentation or download the slides).
Don’t miss the next webinar on June 11: A Step-by-step Guide for Implementing a Successful FLS, with Kristina Åkesson (Chair, CTF Programme).

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Member Spotlight

EMRI: putting osteoporosis prevention and treatment on Iran’s healthcare agenda

researchers in laboratory at EMRIFind out how this influential IOF member has increased public and health professional knowledge of osteoporosis and taken important steps forward in quantifying the burden of the disease in Iran.

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