Turkish Osteoporosis Society
Last updated on 07/25/2005
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Wall climb in Istanbul organized by Turkish Osteoporosis Society attracts thousands for World Osteoporosis Day 2005
World Osteoporosis Day 2005 was celebrated by the Turkish Osteoporosis Society and Patient Society under the motto ‘Keep on Moving’.
A seven meter climbing wall was established in the middle of Taxim Square, which is one of the most crowded streets of Istanbul. Professor Sansin Tuzun climbed the wall first to encourage other people to climb with a symbolic bone attached to their back like a quiver.
The main concept of the event was to symbolize reaching the “peak bone mass” by climbing to the top of the wall. Professor Tuzun underlined the importance of physical activity and nutrition in achieving peak bone mass during childhood. ”Since we are rather a young population,” explained Prof. Tuzun “we should encourage young people to be active enough. That’s why we organised such an attractive activity especially for children.”
As more than 25 people climbed the wall within 2 hours, onlookers shouted “Take your bone up!”. Around 5,000 flyers about osteoporosis (and how to prevent it) were distributed in the area as well.
The celebration was completed with a Yoga and Flamenco show performed by osteoporotic patients later that evening.
World Osteoporosis Day 2004 Activities
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Identification of risk factors of osteoporosis in Turkish population
The results of the project "Identification of risk factors of osteoporosis in Turkish population" was presented at the IOF-National Societies General Meeting on 13 May 2004 , Rio de Janeiro. Its available on members only of www.osteofund.org, meeting minutes.
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Symposium on male osteoporosis
A symposium on male osteoporosis and latest developments in the treatment of osteoporosis was organized by the Turkish Osteoporosis Society on 24-27 June, 2004. Almost 400 people attended the symposium were René Rizzoli and John Kanis were invited spikers
WOD-2002 and 2003 celebrations
WOD-2002 celebretions started with a press conference
At WOD-2002 famous singers gave concerts
2000 People attended the WOD-2002 celebrations. They were informed about osteoporosis and its consequences.
400 people who attended the WOD celebrations including the rector, army general and singers were screened with heel ultrasonography
Then, the osteoporosis bus started its journey through Turkey
More than 10.000 people living in 21 cities of Turkey were screened randomly and were asked questions regarding osteoporosis risk factors.
WOD-2003 was selebrated at a nursing home
WOD-2003 started with a press conference followed by lunch activity,concerts and a conference on osteoporosis for nursing home attendants
Turkish Osteoporosis Patient Society launched
IOF's Paul Sochaczewski spoke to some 35 Turkish journalists at the launch in Istanbul of the Osteoporosis Patient Society on September 26th. The launch attracted great media interest, resulting in articles in the leading newspapers and a one-hour programme on osteoporosis in which the president of the society, Dr. Gulseren Akyuz, was interviewed.
The society will be having its first general meeting on March 18, 2002. As a start it is printing thousands of "One Minute Risk Tests" and is recruiting patient members from the Policlinics of Istanbul University Hospitals. Monthly public conferences will be held and plans are underway to buy a bone mineral density machine in the near future.
Dr. Gulseren being interviewed at her clinic for a program about women's health that was aired on TRT 1 TV, one of the leading television stations.
Press conference (September 26). Dr. Gulseren, second from the left, is flanked by two of her patients who spoke at the conference. Second from the right is Dr. Nurten Eskiyurt, Chief Executive of the society. To the far right, Paul Sochaczewski, IOF Comm
Workshop given by Paul Sochaczewski to members of the Osteoporosis Patient Society and Osteoporosis Society.
A patient, interviewed by Dr. Gulseren, relates her experience with osteoporosis.
Press conference with Dr. Gulseren, Paul Sochazcewski and Prof. Gulay Dincer, President of the Osteoporosis Society.
The country's leading papers reported on the event.