As the world’s leading NGO dedicated to musculoskeletal health, IOF is seeking to build a global community of concerned individuals.
Every year, on October 20th, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the world’s largest NGO dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases, organises the World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) to raise awareness on the prevalence of osteoporosis, a largely underestimated non-communicable disease, and on the importance of bone health. This year, WOD focuses on osteoporosis in men and issues a survey which finds that most respondents are unaware of how common osteoporotic fractures are in men.
It is also the occasion for OIF to launch a campaign to reach 1 million individual members and thus spread the word about osteoporosis and how to prevent it.
For signing up as a free IOF member: www.iofbonehealth.org
The benefits of free membership include:
- Access to educational slide kits & tools
- Free online access to the IOF online journals Archives in Osteoporosis and Progress in Osteoporosis
- Latest updates on IOF initiatives through the monthly BoneBlast newsletter
- Subscription to exclusive Love Your Bones e-newsletter for patients/public
A low-cost (50 USD) Professional Membership includes additional benefits, with all proceeds going towards IOF global projects and programmes.