Osteoporosis Patient Societies win US$ 126,000 in grants

At the International Osteoporosis Foundation World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies conference, held in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 27-30, 2005, eleven national osteoporosis societies won IOF grants valued at US$ 126,000.

IOF-Novartis Osteoporosis Education Grants

Five grants of US$10,000 each for the most imaginative education projects were awarded to:

  • Indonesian Osteoporosis Society (Indonesia) for their project "PEROSI campaign"
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (Iran) for the project "Constructing stronger bones"
  • Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (Jordan) for their project "Be good to your bones"
  • Fundacion de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabolicas Oseas (Panama) for their project "My bank of bones"
  • Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association (Taiwan) for their project "Public education materials"

IOF-Roche GSK Communications Grants

Three grants of US$10,000 each for creative communications campaigns were awarded to:

  • Norwegian Osteoporosis Society (Norway) for their project "Nordic walking"
  • FHOEMO (Spain) for their project "Spanish campaign on osteoporosis"
  • Uruguayan Rheumatology Society (Uruguay) for their project "Advertising for prevention of osteoporosis"

IOF-Amgen Health Professionals Awareness Grants

Three grants of US$10,000 each for innovative ways to communicate with health professionals were awarded to:

  • Beinvernd (Iceland) for their project "Osteoporosis concerns us all!"
  • Indian Society of Bone and Mineral Research (India) for their project "National Bone Health Quiz"
  • Osteoporosis New Zealand (New Zealand) for their project "Osteoporosis management guidelines"

IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Grant

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Contact: Janice Blondeau
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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