IOF Osteoporosis Journalism Award entries close on January 31
Medical and general media to win USD 17,000 worth of prizes
Entries to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) 2005 Journalism Award, close on January 31, 2006. Articles about osteoporosis, in general media or specialized medical media, published between January 1 and December 31, 2005 are eligible.
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IOF announces two new awards
IOF is pleased to announce two new awards which will be presented every second year at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis, beginning in Toronto in June 2006. The IOF President’s Award: The nominee must be an individual who has made a long term and outstanding contribution to IOF through furthering one or more of IOF’s missions. The IOF Medal of Achievement: The nominee must be a researcher who has significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis through original and outstanding scientific contributions.
December 23, 2005
Read the latest issue of Osteoporosis Action (PDF, 426 KB)
- World Osteoporosis Day (WOD)overview
- Patient society representatives meet in Bangkok
- A five-step strategy for policy change
- Patients and NOF representatives meet with UK royalty during official U.S. Visit
- Promoting corporate osteoporosis responsibility
- IOF agencies receive recognition for osteoporosis campaigns
December 14, 2005
Plenary lectures announced for world’s largest osteoporosis congress
Eleven of the world’s leading osteoporosis experts will present plenary lectures at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) to be held in June 2006 in Toronto, Canada.
“We have selected these speakers for their ability to present the latest science in a format that will be useful for the thousands of health care professionals who will attend the IOF WCO,” noted Prof. René Rizzoli, Chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and Chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee.
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Visit the IOF WCO website for further information and easy on-line registration
New IOF Osteoporosis Teaching Slide Kit now available
This newly developed slide kit on osteoporosis, prepared by an internationally renowned IOF faculty, offers a valuable resource for medical and healthcare professionals, and is designed for teaching purposes. Containing 100 slides in total, the topics covered include the definition of osteoporosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, morbidity and mortality, costs, risk factors, diagnosis and bone measurement techniques, evaluation of vertebral fractures, pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treatment, and special topics such as osteoporosis in men and corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis.
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10 November 2005
World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) 2005
Move it or lose it!
The role of exercise in maintaining bone health was the focus of World Osteoporosis Day activities in 2005. Around the world, IOF member societies carried out many sport or exercise related events to alert the public to the importance of exercise in in building peak bone mass, maintaining bone health, rehabilitation and falls prevention.
In Bangkok, some 2,500 people attended a walking event in Lumpini Park. In Istanbul, thousands of people cheered as volunteers climbed a wall symbolizing ‘peak bone mass’.
With exercise as the first theme of a three-year lifestyle campaign to fight osteoporosis, IOF launched the new ‘Move it or Lose it’ report which explains the important role exercise plays in bone health. A web article which outlines exercise recommendations (intended for health professionals) is also available.
November 4, 2005
Prof. Rita Sussmüth calls on health authorities to take action against osteoporosis
‘Move it or Lose it’ motto of a World Osteoporosis Day press conference organized in Berlin on October 20, 2005 by the German National Initiative Against Osteoporosis with IOF support.
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October 20, 2005
New song for the osteoporosis movement
In conjunction with World Osteoporosis Day, IOF has launched ‘Un Cuerpo Sano / A Healthy Body’, a new Latin-beat, up-tempo osteoporosis song written and recorded by leading Latino pop singer, Erika Ender.
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October 20, 2005
Global osteoporosis patient societies meet for the first time in Asia
Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, patron of the Thai Osteoporosis Foundation, presided at the official opening of the conference.
200 delegates from 60 countries gathered in Bangkok for the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies. Eleven IOF member societies won valuable grants for specific campaigns to raise awareness and educate the public and physicians about osteoporosis. In addition, the Slovene Osteoporosis Patient Society was awarded the prestigious IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Grant in memory of the late Linda Edwards, who was head of the (UK) National Osteoporosis Society and one of the founders of the global osteoporosis patients’ movement.
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IOF member societies were also awarded the following grants:
September 30, 2005
Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones
Seven beauty queens from four continents have appealed to girls and young women to realize that modern ideas of “beauty” can damage their bones and lead to osteoporosis later in life. The women, from Australia, Austria, Panama, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela, were speaking at “IOF Beauties and the Bones”, an event organized by International Osteoporosis Foundation in Bangkok.
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September 27, 2005
Weber Shandwick awards global healthcare team for its pro bone work with IOF
A global healthcare team from multiple Weber Shandwick offices on three continents has won an internal ‘Making a Difference’ award for its pro bone efforts on behalf of IOF. The award recognizes the team’s work on an extensive IOF global communications campaign which has reached more than 50 million households and significantly increased the number of people requesting preventative screening for osteoporosis.
September 5, 2005
Mannequin TV spot designed by Weber Shandwick for IOF’s Asian advertising campaign