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Slovene Osteoporosis Patient Society

Hugely successful World Osteoporosis Day event at Llubljana Castle

"WOD 2005 in Slovenia was a great professional, media and public success," said Dusa Zore of the Slovene Osteoporosis Patient Society.The Society, which won the IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Award prior to WOD, was pleased to welcome Professor Juliet Compston, IOF Board Member, to speak on the occasion.

An evening event was held on October 18, 2005 at Ljubljana Castle for VIP's, decisionmakers, media and celebrities.It was attended by the Secretary for State for Health, the Mayor of Llubljana and an MEP who is a member of the EU Osteoporosis Interest Group.A fashion show (models were members of the patient society and the clothes were loaned by a local store) was another highlight of WOD. A second event, held on October 22nd for society members, attracted an audience of some 600 participants.

The WOD events attracted significant media coverage on TV and radio as well as numerous regional interviews.


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