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The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is an international non-governmental organization whose bylaws were registered in Berne, Switzerland in 1987 as the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (EFFO). In 1998, EFFO joined forces with the International Federation of Societies on Skeletal Diseases (IFSSD), established 1995. IOF's mission is to advance the understanding of osteoporosis and to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease worldwide.
The Foundation is composed of:
- a Committee of 167 National Societies in 83 countries, territories and regions
- a Committee of Scientific Advisors comprising 71 members
- a Committee of Corporate Advisors representing 32 companies
The organization is managed by a Board which delegates day-to-day responsibility to an Executive Committee, and staff members with input from the above committees.
For more complete information go to the main IOF website.