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IOF Roche-GSK Communication Grants

These grants were set up by IOF and Roche-GlaxoSmithKlein (three grants of US$10,000 each) to help IOF member societies develop effective communications campaigns that stimulate increased awareness of osteoporosis. The activities should focus on important issues such as changing government health care policy, helping people determine their osteoporosis risk, recruiting members, and changing lifestyles of both adults and young people to further prevention through bone healthy behavior.

The 2005 grants were awarded on September 30, 2005 at the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Bangkok, Thailand. The three winning societies were the Norwegian Osteoporosis Society (Norway) for their project “Nordic walking”; FHOEMO (Spain) for their project “Spanish campaign on osteoporosis”; and the Uruguayan Rheumatology Society (Uruguay) for their project “Advertising for prevention of osteoporosis”.

Click here for a description of the winning projects.

IOF and Roche-GSK were pleased to present the first three awards on September 7th, 2003 at the IOF-World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Istanbul, Turkey. The three winning societies were the Bundesselbsthilfeverband fur Osteoporose e.v. (BfO), the Sociedad Brasileira de Patientes con Osteoporose (SOBRAPCO) and the Arthritis Foundation of India Trust.

See description of the winners' planned projects

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