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Vertebral fracture cascade focus of latest Capture the Fracture webinar

The "Fracture Cascade and Secondary Fracture Prevention" webinar on September 20, led by Prof.Thierry Thomas, shows impact of undetected, untreated vertebral fractures.

IOF-FFN joint session presents strategies to increase secondary fracture prevention

Capture the Fracture®, now with 233 Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in 35 countries, was highlighted at the recent Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Congress in Malmö, Sweden.

First Capture the Fracture Workshop takes place in Latin America

Successful Workshop on August 19, 2017 was held in Mexico City, with 39 physicians attending from 25 different institutions.

The Capture the Fracture® (CTF) programme has achieved a new milestone with its first and highly anticipated workshop in Latin America. It was the second CTF Workshop to take place and the first in 2017.

First Capture the Fracture Webinar in the Chinese language!

July 20 will see the first Capture the Fracture® webinar in the Chinese language, led by Prof. Ding-Cheng Chan and moderated by Prof. Paulo Wu.

We are pleased to announce the first Chinese-language Capture the Fracture® webinar. All Chinese-speaking health care professionals with an interest in Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are encouraged to attend.

FLS around the world apply for Capture the Fracture® recognition

This month alone, Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) from Australia, Colombia, France, Israel, Russia, Spain, and Thailand have applied for inclusion in the Capture the Fracture® Map of Best Practice, bringing the total to 225 FLS in 35 countries.

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. 

New milestone with 212 FLS mapped!

A surge in applications by Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in past months reflects growing global interest in Capture the Fracture® programme and coordinator-based systems of secondary fracture prevention.

The Capture the Fracture® (CTF) network is growing! In the month of April alone, nine new Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) were added to the Global Map of Best Practice:

Taiwanese society reports successes in secondary fracture prevention

With 19 Fracture Liaison Services implemented or in development, Taiwanese hospitals are among the Asia-Pacific’s greatest champions of secondary fracture prevention.

Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital achieves gold-standard recognition

IOF congratulates Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital (UK) for achieving gold-standard recognition for their exemplary Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). This FLS is just one of 208 FLS featured on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Map of Best Practice, with 79 gold, 73 silver, and 39 bronze standard FLS recognized to date.

Exemplary SEIOMM-UFO programme to improve secondary fracture prevention in Spain

A unique nationwide initiative is successful in raising quality standards of Fracture Liaison Services in Spain.

IOF member SEIOMM (Sociedad Española de Investigación Ósea y del Metabolismo Mineral) is a multidisciplinary society dedicated to clinical care and basic and clinical research in the field of bone metabolism. The society, which in 2017 marks its 30th anniversary, has a tradition of promoting best practice, quality research and medical education on bone metabolism in Spain.