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Belgian Association for Osteoporosis Patients

Contact Details

Office address Belgian Association for Osteoporosis Patients
St. Laureisstraat 85
2018 Antwerpen
Phone +32 3 272 52 27
Fax +32 3 216 38 64

Last updated on 10/12/2003

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Society News

Media campaign emphasizes the 'Move it or Lose it' theme of World Osteoporosis Day

The theme ‘Move it or Lose it’ was the focus of the Belgian media campaign for World Osteoporosis Day 2005. With the support of WOD patron Sabine Appelmans, (former world class tennis player), the Belgian Association of Osteoporosis Patients, hand in hand with the Belgian Bone Club, issued press notices and gave interviews on radio, TV and print media.

Dr. Christiane Pouliart of the Belgian Association for Osteoporosis Patients, appearing on radio and major news stations,underlined the benefits of exercise. She noted that tai-chi in particular is beneficial in the elderly. “European studies have shown that women over 80 years of age who practice 15 minutes of tai-chi two times a day reduce their risk of fracture by half."

Articles also appeared in the French, Flemish and German press and on health-related websites. In Belgium it is estimated that some 600,000 women are affected by osteoporosis in Belgium.


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EU Action Plan of november 12th 2003 anounced on press conference BVO-ABO

The European Union Osteoporosis Consultation Panel's Action Plan, that will take place in Brussels on novembre 12th in Brussels, will be announced on the press conference of the BVO-ABO on WOD, october 20th.

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The Belgian Association for Osteoporosis Patients (BVO-ABO) organizes on october 20th 2003 a national press conference in Brussels under the title "PREVENT THE FIRST FRACTURE". We aim to put pressure on the Ministery of Health in order to obtain the reimbursement of the DEXA for risk groups.

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Conference "Osteoporosis and Space Research" held for public awareness of World Osteoporosis Day on october 14th 2002

A congress on Osteoporosis and Space Research was organized by the Belgian Association for Osteoporosis Patients. It took place on October 14 2002 in Brussels with the support of astronaut Mr. Frank De Winner -the second Belgian to go into space. It was a huge success in the national press.

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