IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

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Press Center
(updated 18.5.2002)

Welcome to the press center for the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis. Press releases, conference news, and other materials to assist media personnel will be posted here.

If you have any questions, please contact Siofra Sharpe at IOF: ssharpe@osteofound.org.

Latest Press Releases

Intranasal estrogen shown to be effective against bone loss but with less undesirable effects on reproductive tissues
May 14, 2002
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Prediction of future hip, non-spine and vertebral fractures shown in the Fracture Intervention Trial
May 14, 2002
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Osteogenesis imperfecta research highlighted at Lisbon congress – brittle bone disease affects both children and adults
May 13, 2002
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Parathyroid hormone shows especially promising activity in male patients
May 13, 2002
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New dosing schedules explored in continued attempt to improve tolerability of osteoporosis therapeutics
May 13, 2002
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Studies show that salmon calcitonin imparts multiple benefits to osteoporosis patients
May 13, 2002
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Experts discuss the potential role of vitamin K in the treatment of osteoporosis
May 13, 2002
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Contributory role of TNF-alpha in secondary osteoporosis linked to rheumatoid arthritis, compound also has role in potential new treatment strategy
May 12, 2002
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Male osteoporosis: mechanisms and treatment reviewed
May 12, 2002
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Fall prevention – as important as maintaining bone mass in preventing osteoporotic bone fractures
May 12, 2002
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Oral ibandronate therapy (intermittent doses) reduces fracture risk in postmenopausal women
May 12, 2002
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Vertebral fractures in the European Union cost €329 million per annum
May 12, 2002
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IOF-Servier Investigator Research Fellowship awarded to Australian researcher studying racial differences in pathogenesis of bone fragility
May 12, 2002
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HM Queen Rania of Jordan leads international group of women dignitaries to call on policymakers to provide greater access to diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis
May 12, 2002
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Strontium ranelate may stimulate formation of new bone
May 11, 2002
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Two UK researchers share Euro 45,000 fellowship
May 11, 2002
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Wrist fracture identified as important risk factor for future male osteoporotic fractures
May 11, 2002
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Role of vitamin D in osteoporosis prevention highlighted
May 11, 2002
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Exercise prevents bone loss in early postmenopausal women
May 11, 2002
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What is osteoporosis, who gets it and why?
May 10, 2002
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Osteoporosis is undertreated in Europe, experts conclude
May 10, 2002
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Bone Fractures: An important source of morbidity and mortality in osteoporosis patients
May 10, 2002
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Animal trials for a new SERM show prevention of bone loss and reduction of serum cholesterol
May 10, 2002
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IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis Opens in Lisbon
Queen Rania opens world's largest osteoporosis congress, some 5,000 delegates expected
See press release (for release on May 11, 2002)

What's new at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis?
written by Prof. Ego Seeman
See pre-congress summary of news and highlights as well as a look at the late-breaking news abstracts.

Osteoporosis Impact and Hope Featured in Portuguese Leg of IOF European Osteo-Tour
(for release on May 11, 2002)
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More pre-congress news and bulletins

Experts to Provide Daily Press Briefings
Experts will brief journalists daily on the latest research developments presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis:

  • Saturday May 11, 2002, 15.30-16.30
    Theme: Pathophysiology and nutrition
  • Sunday May 12, 2002, 13.00-14.00
    Theme: Latest developments in treatment
  • Monday May 13, 2002, 13.00-14.00
    Theme: Diagnosis prediction and risk factors
  • Tuesday May 14, 2002, 13.00-14.00
    Theme: Recent developments in osteo-arthritis
See complete news bulletin with further details

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