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IOF ELECTS FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS FROM NORTH AMERICA

Nyon, Switzerland
April 28, 2004

Four leading scientists, researchers, and teachers from North America were elected to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) IOF Board of Trustees.

The four successful candidates, elected by IOF members from a slate of 10 candidates from Canada, United States and Mexico:
  • Harry Kenneth Genant
    Professor Emeritus of University of California San Francisco.

  • Bess Dawson-Hughes
    Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, president of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (an IOF member)

  • Paul D. Miller
    Founding president of International Society for Clinical Densitometry (an IOF member), editor of Journal of Clinical Densitometry

  • Ethel S. Siris
    Madeline C. Stabile Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University; director of the Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

In making the announcement, Professor Pierre D. Delmas, IOF president, said "It is a great privilege to welcome these world-renowned people to the IOF Board. Their experience and wisdom will help us to promote the fight against osteoporosis both in the United States and worldwide."

The four new members will take up their duties at the next IOF Board meeting, scheduled for May 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Members of the Board
Term 2004-2008

Silvano Adami
Italy

Mary Anderson
UK

John Bilezikian
USA

Peter Burckhardt
Switzerland
Treasurer

Juliet Compston
UK

Steven Cummings
USA

Bess Dawson-Hughes
USA

Pierre D. Delmas
France
President

Harry K. Genant
USA

John A. Kanis
UK

Edith Lau
Hong Kong, China

Rubem Lederman
Brazil

Uri Liberman
Israel

Ghassan Maalouf
Lebanon

Paul D. Miller
USA

Helmut Minne
Germany
Chair, CNS

Hirotoshi Morii
Japan

Socrates Papapoulos
The Netherlands

Jean-Yves Reginster
Belgium

Greg Riera-Espinoza
Venezuela

Ego Seeman
Australia

Ethel S. Siris
USA

José Zanchetta
Argentina

Ex officio

René Rizzoli
Chair, CSA

O. Johnell
Vice-Chair, CSA

Yannis Tsouderos
Chair, CCA

Marcel Lechanteur
Vice-Chair, CCA

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