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Launch of the report "Osteoporosis in the European Community: Action Plan"
European Parliament, Brussels, November 12, 2003

Speakers at the launch of the "Action Plan" included Mel Read, MEP and founding chair of the European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group; Dr. Juliet Compston, chair of the EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel, IOF board member; Kinga Göncz, secretary of state, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Hungary; Prof. Sergio Ortolani speaking on behalf of Girolamo Sirchia, Minister of Health, Italy; Imelda Farmer, osteoporosis patient, Ireland; Oliviero Toscani, photographer, Italy. See picture gallery for photos of the event. View available presentations below:

Press release for launch of the "Action Plan" and opening of photographic exhibition "Osteoporosis: A Photographic Vision"

Statement by EU Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner David Byrne who spoke to journalists at the opening of the photographic exhibit.

Presentation (PDF, 100 KB) by Dr. Juliet Compston describing the essential points made in the Action Plan

Speech in Italian (PDF, 77 KB) written by Italy's Minister of Health Girolamo Sirchia and presentation on his behalf by Prof. Sergio Ortolani

Presentation (PDF, 251 KB) and Speech (PDF, 83 KB) by Kinga Göncz, secretary of state, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Hungary

Presentation (PDF, 443 KB) by Imelda Farmer, osteoporosis patient, Ireland

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