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For further information on osteoporosis and related bone diseases please refer to the following links:

Scientific Societies and Resources
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Health Care Sites with Osteoporosis Sections
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Scientific Societies and Resources

Below are links to a selection of English-language scientific societies and resources. For additional osteoporosis-related scientific and medical societies around the world, please consult the list of IOF member societies.

American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons: Osteoporosis Section

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Asian Pacific Osteoporosis Foundation

The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010

Bone and Tooth Society, UK


European Calcified Tissue Society

Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education

Imperial College Tissue Engineering Centre

International Bone and Mineral Society

International Society for Clinical Densitometry

International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)

National Institute of Arthritis and Muscoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Optiford Vitamin D Fortification Project
OsteoArthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology

The Paget Foundation

Scrip reports

TT Med Bone Diseases (portal)

USA Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Centre

Sites of IOF Member Patient and Medical Societies

Asociacion Argentina de Osteologia y Metabolismo Mineral (AAOMM)

Sociedad Argentina de Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia

The Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society

Aktion Gesunde Knochen

Austrian Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Dachverband der Österreichischen Osteoporose-Selbsthilfegruppen

Bahrain Osteoporosis Society

Belgian Association for Osteoporosis Patients

Bulgarian League for the Prevention of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Canada

Fundacion Chilena de Osteoporosis

Sociedad Iberoamericana de Osteologia y Metabolismo Mineral (SIBOMM)

China Osteoporosis Foundation (COF)

Chinese Osteoporosis Foundation of the Chinese Development Foundation for Science and Technology (COF-CDFST)

Osteoporosis Committee of China Gerontological Society

Liga Colombiana de Lucha contra la Osteoporosis

Costa Rica
Fundación Costarricense de Osteoporosis

Czech Republic
Czech Osteoporosis League

Osteoporoseforeningen, Landsforening mod Knogleskorhed

Finnish Osteoporosis Society

Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur les Ostéoporoses (GRIO)

Association des Femmes contre l'Ostéoporose (AFCOP)

French Society of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (SOFCOT)

Société Française d'Ostéodensitométrie Clinic (SOFOC)

Women for ever

Bundesselbsthilfeverband für Osteoporose e.V. (BfO)

Deutsches Grünes Kreuz

Kuratorium Knochengesundheit

National Initiative Against Osteoporosis

Hellenic Endocrine Society-Panhellenic Association of Endocrinologists

Hellenic Foundation of Osteoporosis (HELIOS)

Hellenic Society for the Study of Bone Metabolism

Hong Kong
Asian Pacific Osteoporosis Foundation

Beinvernd � The Icelandic Osteoporosis Foundation

Arthritis Foundation of India Trust (AFI)

Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center

Irish Osteoporosis Society

The Israeli Foundation for Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases

Donneuropee Federcasalinghe

Italian Association of Osteoporosis Patients (AIPOS)

Lega Italiana Osteoporosi (LIOS)

Japan Osteoporosis Society (JOS)

Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (JOPS)

Korean Society of Osteoporosis

Latvia Osteoporosis Patient and Invalid Association

Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society

Pan Arab Osteoporosis Society

Association Luxembourg Osteoporose (ASBL)

Asociacion Mexicana de Metabolismo Oseo Y Mineral A.C. (AMMOM)

Comité Mexicano para la Prevención de la Osteoporosis A.C. (COMOP)

Moroccan Society for Rheumatology

The Netherlands
Osteoporose Stichting

Osteoporose Vereniging

New Zealand
Osteoporosis New Zealand Inc

The Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society

Norsk Osteoporoseforening

Sociedad Peruana de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Oseas

Healthy Bone Enthusiasts Society (STENKO)

Polish Foundation of Osteoporosis

Polish Osteoarthrology Society

Puerto Rico
Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Endocrinologia y Diabetologia (SPED)

Association for Prevention of Osteoporosis in Romania (ASPOR)

Russian Patient Society "Towards a life without osteoporosis and fractures"

Osteoporosis Society (Singapore)

Slovak Republic
Slovak Society for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases

Slovak Union against Osteoporosis

Slovene Osteoporosis Patient Society

South Africa
National Osteoporosis Foundation

Fundacion Hispana de Osteoporosi y Enfermedades Metabolicas (FHOEMO)

Sociedad Espanola de Investigacion Osea y Metabolism Mineral (SEIOMM)

Spanish Association Against Osteoporosis (AECOS)

Riksföreningen Osteoporotiker � ROP

Donna Mobile Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osteoporose Schweiz

Swiss Association against Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Patient Society of Turkey

The Society of Life with Osteoporosis

Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation

Turkish Osteoporosis Society

United Kingdom
Bone Research Society

European Calcified Tissue Society

International Society for Fracture Repair

National Osteoporosis Society (NOS)

National Osteoporosis Foundation

International Society for Clinical Densitometry

Sociedad Venezolana de Menopausia y Osteoporosis

Health Care Sites with Osteoporosis Sections


All Science

CBS Cares – Osteoporosis

Colorado Health Site: Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases Center
Wealth of information, you can submit questions to a physician

Conditions and Diseases Top Links

Diseases Explained
Illustrated guide to osteoporosis

Doctor's Guide: Osteoporosis
Includes medical news and alerts – Osteoporosis section
Broad range of patient-oriented information, medical news

Fight Osteoporosis Now
provides information, tips, recipes, and a calcium calculator to help young women build strong bones for a lifetime.

Hormone Foundation (sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research)

Medscape Osteoporosis Resource Center – Osteoporosis Section
Information on osteoporosis and its relation to women's health, with "ask the expert" section

Oregon Osteoporosis Centre

Women's Health Matters – Osteoporosis Section

International Advocacy and Patient Organizations

Bone and Joint Decade


European Institute of Women's Health

European Men's Health Forum

International Alliance of Patient Organizations

International Council of Nurses

World Health Organization

Educational Sites for Children and Students

ASBMR Bone Curriculum

Be A Bone Builder
Bone Biology for Kids

Bone Zone

The e-Skeletons Project

Powerful girls-Powerful bones

Rolling Bones

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