Officially launched in March 2012, the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s Capture the Fracture global campaign has made great strides, and it is our pleasure to take this opportunity to provide you with our campaign updates.
Your interest in Capture the Fracture contributes to the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s united vision of a world without osteoporotic fractures - which can be facilitated through the implementation of coordinator-based, post-fracture systems/models of care: www.iofbonehealth.org/capture-fracture.
A Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) Working Group Paper has been published in the May 2011 issue of Osteoporosis International: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21607807
A media launch and special plenary session on Capture the Fracture models of care was held at the IOF/ECCEO conference, March 22, 2012, Bordeaux, France.
A steering committee has formed, consisting of the following members:
|Prof Kristina Åkesson||Chair, IOF Fracture Working-group • Department of Orthopaedics Malmo, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö • Sweden|
|Prof Cyrus Cooper||Chair, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors • Director & Professor of Rheumatology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton • Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, University of Oxford, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton • UK|
|Prof David Marsh||Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics, UCL • Chairman, UK Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance • International Ambassador, Bone and Joint Decade • President, Fragility Fracture Network of the BJD|
|Dr Alastair McLellan||Gardiner Institute Western Infirmary Glasgow • UK|
|Paul Mitchell||Director, Synthesis Medical Limited Auckland • New Zealand|
A Best Practice Framework has been developed by the steering committee and aims to set the Gold Standard for coordinator-based, post-fracture models of care.
The Best Practice Framework is:
The outline and structure for the website is complete, and development will commence with an anticipated launch date in October 2012.
Components of the website include:
IOF has made 'Capture the Fracture' with its 'Stop At One' slogan the focus of World Osteoporosis Day 2012.
Events organized by IOF and its more than 200 member societies all over the world will draw attention to secondary fracture prevention.
To learn more visit www.worldosteoporosisday.org
We thank you for your continued interest in the Capture the Fracture campaign, and we will continue to keep you informed of our progress. Please stay tuned for further information from us outlining how you may participate in the future of the campaign’s development and success.
Please consider us at your disposal for questions or comments, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.