International Osteoporosis Foundation

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), headquartered in Nyon, Switzerland, is a non-governmental organization founded in 1998. It was formed from the merger of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis, founded in 1987, and the International Federation of Societies on Skeletal Diseases. The foundation functions as a global alliance of individuals and organizations concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. The goal of the foundation is to increase the early detection of osteoporosis, as well as to improve the treatment of the condition through international collaboration among national healthcare systems and governments. Members of IOF are divided into a committee of National Societies, a Committee of Scientific Advisors, and a Committee of Corporate Advisors. Current president of IOF is Professor John Kanis. Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan is patron of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.


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Gerontology & Geriatrics

Adjusting FRAX estimates to account for site of recent fracture

A prior fracture is a well-documented risk factor for future fracture, with the risk highest in the two years following the sentinel fracture and subsequently declining with time. This early phase of particularly high risk ...


New review on management of osteoporosis in premenopausal women

Osteoporosis, a disease which leads to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures, is very common among postmenopausal women, affecting around one in three over the age of 50 worldwide. However, as osteoporosis and ...

Radiology & Imaging

Worldwide IOF-ISCD survey of bone densitometry units published

There is high variability in access to, and quality of, bone density scanning facilities worldwide, according to a landmark global study carried out at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU, University ...

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