First CTF webinar for Thailand boosts interest in FLS

With more than 150 attendees, including group viewings at 12 hospitals, the February 18th Capture the Fracture® webinar has successfully reached out to the Thai healthcare community across the country.

Thailand’s population is ageing at a fast rate. According to the National Economic and Social Development Board, the country will become a full-fledged ageing society by 2021, when the number of citizens aged 60 or older will reach 13.1 million, or 20 per cent of the total population. Osteoporosis-related fragility fractures consequently represent a major and growing public health challenge and there is a recognized need for more Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) to effectively reduce costly secondary fractures.

Held on February 18, 2020, the Capture the Fracture® webinar “Get mapped: How to get best practice recognition for your FLS” was the first CTF webinar to be held in the Thai language. It was hosted by Dr Tanawat Amphansap, chief of the Osteoporosis and Geriatric Excellence Center and leader of the gold-star FLS at the Police General Hospital, Bangkok.

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IOF thanks Dr Tanawat Amphansap for working with Capture The Fracture® to provide this excellent educational opportunity. It is gratifying to see the increased interest in secondary fracture prevention among healthcare professionals. The webinar will help participating hospitals as they take the first important steps in FLS implementation or work to improve their existing FLS.

Capture the Fracture® currently includes eight Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in Thailand, including two gold and two silver FLS according to the CTF Best Practice Framework.