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Turkish Osteoporosis Society

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.


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