Paediatrics Working Group


Chair: S Ferrari
Members: M-L Bianchi, JP Bonjour, T Chevalley, J Foldes, G Guglielmi, N Harvey, JM Kaufman, N Napoli, J Stepan


To explore the poorly understood pathophysiology of osteoporosis in young adults.


The Paediatrics Working Group aims to understand the causes of low bone mass in young adults and to identify its genetic factors.


To review the skeletal determinants of bone strength and fracture susceptibility in healthy children and make recommendations on the role of nutrition factors and physical activity for the prevention of fracture.


Osteoporosis in young adults: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.

Ferrari, S., Bianchi, M., Eisman, J. et al. for the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors Working Group on Osteoporosis Pathophysiology.

Osteoporosis International (2012). DOI 10.1007/s00198-012-2030-x