HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
IOF and EU panel prepare osteoporosis audit

NYON, Switzerland -- The EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel, supported by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), is meeting on April 18 in Brussels, Belgium to begin preparations for a second EU-wide audit on the status of osteoporosis in Europe.

In the European Union, someone has a fracture as a result of osteoporosis every 30 seconds, and with an ageing population, the annual number of hip fractures (the most serious form of osteoporosis-related fracture) in the EU is expected to more than double from approximately 500,000 to 1,000,000 over the next 50 years.

Aside from its personal and human cost, osteoporosis is a major public health problem in Europe, with enormous social and economic impact. We urge policy makers to recognize that significant money can be saved by preventing fractures, rather than treating them, noted IOF Chief Executive Officer Daniel Navid.

In 1998 the European Community issued a report on osteoporosis (the first such single-disease report) which included eight recommendations for action by health officials. IOF, recognizing that the recommendations had not been widely implemented, supported the European Union Audit, published in 2001 by the EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel, comprised of EU osteoporosis scientists and health policy experts. This Audit reviewed progress of the eight recommendations, a comparison report card for the (then) 15 EU countries, and a Call to Action that urged all EU member states to make the prevention and management of osteoporosis and related fractures a healthcare priority. Since then, knowledge about the incidence and risk factors for osteoporotic fractures has increased, as well as therapeutic options for prevention and treatment. As well, the EU has expanded from the original 15 members to the current 27.

In 2000, IOF estimated that the number of osteoporotic fractures in Europe was 3.79 million of which 890,000 were hip fractures. The total direct co
'"/>

Contact: Janice blondeau
jblondeau@osteofound.org
41-229-940-100
International Osteoporosis Foundation
16-Apr-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer
2. RAND panel identifies key components of public health emergency preparedness
3. Medical, IT, engineering experts form advisory panel for electronic health record safety
4. SCAI expert panel sets high standards for PCI without on-site cardiac surgical backup
5. Conference on health communication call for papers and panel proposals
6. Consensus panel calls for expanded role of needle biopsies, MRI and less invasive procedures
7. Independent panel to evaluate a chemical used in some plastics for hazards to human health
8. Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, expert panel says
9. Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, expert panel says
10. NIH convenes panel to assess evidence on chronic insomnia
11. Children need better cancer drugs, says expert panel

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent ... apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American ... Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced ... Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie ... competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), ... patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health ... development. "In an ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European ... system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, ... and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and ... the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen ... to advance the use of wearable and home sensors ... brain disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused ... populations, will provide an affordable analytical system to record ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: