Capture the Fracture® Mentorship Programme in Russia

A great many thanks to the Yaroslavl Regional Emergency Care Hospital in Russia which has hosted three Fracture Liaison Service onsite training days. 

Through its Capture the Fracture® (CTF) mentorship programme, IOF aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills in the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) worldwide by connecting experienced FLS champions with institutions interested in establishing a new FLS. A key aspect of the mentorship programme is the onsite training whereby a successful FLS hosts an external healthcare professional who is interested in implementing a new FLS. The on-site trainings offer the mentees a valuable look at the daily work of a successful FLS, showing how to meet the challenges and implement best FLS practice that leads to effective secondary fracture prevention.

Following IOF’s successful CTF FLS Workshop in St Petersburg in November 2016 (in collaboration with the Russian Association on Osteoporosis), there has been great interest in FLS development in the Russian Federation. The enthusiastic participants were inspired to implement FLS at their own hospitals and expressed interest in further training.

As a result, the Yaroslavl Regional Emergency Care Hospital n.a. N.V. Solovyev. in Russia, a silver-star FLS led by Professor Olga Ershova and Dr Ksenia Belova, has hosted three FLS onsite training days this year. IOF and the Capture the Fracture® team thank all those at the Yaroslavl Regional Emergency Care Hospital who dedicated their valuable time and expertise to the Mentorship programme.

Dr Tatiana Steshina and Dr Evgenia Tsvetkova, who participated at the on-site training, expressed their appreciation:

We would like to thank you for the wonderful seminar and the opportunity to expand our knowledge about secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures. We would like to arrange an FLS in our Center and hope that this work will be useful for our patients. Also we hope that it will contribute to the development of the Centre and our professional growth. After attending the workshop we have a lot of ideas. Ksenia Belova is an excellent specialist and a very charismatic doctor!”

We look forward to reporting on further on-site trainings which are expected in Italy and Taiwan later this year.

If your organization is interested in participating in the Mentorship Programme, please view our Mentorship Programme video for further information or contact Masaki Fujita at