Participants at instructive Capture the Fracture® FLS workshop in St. Petersburg were enthusiastic and engaged, reflecting the growing interest in Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in the region.
IOF's first Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Mentorship Programme workshop took place in St Petersburg on November 28, 2016, in collaboration with the Russian Association on Osteoporosis, led by Olga Lesnyak. Close to 30 candidates from the Russian Federation joined the FLS workshop to understand more about how to effectively implement Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) at a local level.
Key presentations were made by Prof. Olga Lesnyak (President of the Russian Osteoporosis Association), Dr Kassim M Javaid (FLS expert and co-chair of the CTF programme), Dr Ksenia Belova (Silver star recognised FLS from Russia Federation), and Muriel Schneider, IOF Capture the Fracture Coordinator.
Through its CTF mentorship programmes, IOF aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills in the implementation of FLS worldwide by connecting experienced FLS champions with institutions interested in establishing a new FLS.