The following organisations are leading major international initiatives to improve fragility fracture care and prevention:
The AO Foundation Clinical Priority Program ‘Fracture Fixation in Osteoporotic Bone’ focuses on improved care for the ever increasing group of elderly people suffering fragility fractures. Link.
- Raising awareness of the burden of musculoskeletal conditions
- Developing sustainable networks
- Increasing knowledge of the suffering and costs of musculoskeletal conditions
- Empowering people to prioritise their own care
- Improving access to cost-effective prevention and treatment
- Increasing research into musculoskeletal disorders, prevention and treatment
- Providing access to supportive information
- Multi-centre Research Projects
- Publication of the IGFS journal, Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
- Annual Meetings
- Distance Learning Opportunities
The IGFS is collating details of Geriatric Fracture Center programs throughout the world into a registry.
IOF is leading international efforts in the secondary prevention of fragility fractures. The IOF Capture the Fracture Campaign was the theme of the 2012 IOF World Osteoporosis Day Report. In 2013, the Best Practice Framework was published which provides globally endorsed standards of care for Fracture Liaison Services (FLS). A growing number of FLS feature on IOF’s map of best practice.
Read more at:
Capture the Fracture: a Best Practice Framework and global campaign to break the fragility fracture cycle. Akesson K, Marsh D, Mitchell PJ et al. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Aug;24(8):2135-2152. PubMed ID 23589162
About The Section
The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the former International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR) are proud to announce their new partnership and the establishment of the ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ORS ISFR). This collaboration allows both organizations to combine their collective resources and move forward together to ensure the growth in the field of Fracture Repair.
The section is a community of individuals from around the world who are dedicated to the advancement and interchange of science of fracture repair and its application to improvement of patient care.
The ORS ISFR homepage: http://www.ors.org/ors-isfr
IOF functions as a global alliance of patient societies, research organizations, healthcare professionals and international companies working to promote bone, muscle and joint health.
The ASBMR membership comprises basic research scientists, and clinical investigators in bone and mineral metabolism and related fields along with physicians and other healthcare practitioners. Current worldwide membership numbers approximately 4,000 with interests in biomechanics, cell biology, molecular biology, dentistry, developmental biology, endocrinology, epidemiology, internal medicine, metabolism, molecular genetics, nephrology, obstetrics-gynecology, orthopaedics, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, rheumatology and other research/clinical areas.
The IAGG European Region has four main purposes in addition to any other affair as determined by the IAGG Council:
I. To promote gerontological research in the biological, medical, behavioural, and social fields (social psychological fields) by member organizations and to promote cooperation among these organizations.
II. To promote training of highly qualified personnel in the field of ageing.
III. To promote the interests of the gerontological organizations in all questions pertaining to International matters.
IV. To promote and assist in the arrangements for holding the European Congress of Gerontology at intervals determined by the Council, as well as assist in planning the International Congress of the IAGG.
It began in 1962 as Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association and in 2000, the name was changed to Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association. Today, APOA has 19 member chapters and more than 1,800 members from over 40 countries. The 19 member chapters are Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
APOA’s core mission is to promote the education, research and fellowship amongst orthopaedic surgeons in this region. APOA’s conferences and fellowships are sought after by young surgeons while established and renowned senior surgeons provide the experience and resources to assist younger fellows.
The current gatherings of surgeons from 110 member nations and others beside each year are now highly organised scientific, clinical and social events. The expressions of pleasure at meeting friends speak well of the congenial bonds among the members of SICOT.