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New video highlights Capture the Fracture® Mentorship programme

Apply for the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Mentorship programme – and benefit from a dedicated on-site session with FLS experts in your country.

The new CTF Mentorship Programme was launched to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills by connecting experienced Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) ‘champions’ with clinics aiming to establish a new FLS.

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Fracture Liaison Services improve outcomes for patients with osteoporosis

Worldwide, more organizations, and guidance from leading stakeholders, are recommending Fracture Liaison Services (FLS).

Why? These cost effective services improve outcomes for patients. They are associated with reduction in re-fracture risk, reduced mortality, increased assessment of bone mineral density, increased treatment initiation, and far greater adherence to treatment (65%–88% at 1 year).

Find out more by reading this excellent new review which outlines key data and key facts.

In Norway, World Osteoporosis Day TV interview highlights need for FLS

As a date when media interest is focused on osteoporosis, World Osteoporosis Day (October 20th) is an ideal occasion to put fracture prevention and Fracture Liaison Services in the news.

Here’s a great example from Norway, where May-Britt Stenbro, Osteoporosis Coordinator and Project Nurse in NoFRACT at the Drammen Hospital and Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Frede Frihagen at Oslo University Hospital, were featured in an extended interview on TV2’s  ‘Good Morning Norway’. 

Capture the Fracture Mentorship workshop in Russian Federation


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.

Capture the Fracture’s first FLS on-site mentorship

On-site visit at the University Hospital of St. Etienne’s FLS is a great success, provides new insights, tailored advice and inspiration. 

Earlier in the year, Capture the Fracture® announced a new Mentorship programme to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills by connecting experienced Fracture Liaison Service (FLS)  ‘champions’ with clinics aiming to establish a new FLS. A central pillar of the programme is on-site training which allows an FLS candidate to benefit from a one-day visit at the FLS champion’s institution.

Three webinars this month in Polish, Dutch and Portuguese

If you are in Poland, the Netherlands or Brazil, you shouldn’t miss the upcoming Capture the Fracture® webinar led by a key fracture liaison service expert from your country.

CTF Newletter : OCTOBER 2016

Successful collaboration with GRIO on secondary fracture prevention conference in Paris

GRIO, a CNS IOF member society from France, hosted a conference on Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) in Paris on October 4th where IOF presented its latest CTF activities.


New: Get help in establishing your Fracture Liaison Service (FLS)

Do you know an institution which needs help in implementing a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS)?

IOF now offers financial support to help candidates learn from FLS experts in their countries. Contact us if you are interested in spending a day with an FLS expert or, as a National Society, if you are interested in organizing a workshop on FLS implementation.

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New Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in New Zealand

Osteoporosis New Zealand has just announced the publication of a landmark document that will help raise the standard of secondary fracture prevention nationwide.

The Clinical Standards were subject to a broad consultation process with learned societies in New Zealand, government and leading international organizations, including IOF, in the fracture prevention arena. 

> Download the Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in New Zealand

France’s first national service to provide post-hospitalization follow up care for fragility fracture patients

Below is the translation of an interview with Prof. Jean-Marc Feron , an orthopedic trauma surgeon at the Hospital Saint- Antoine in Paris, France.  In the interview, Professor Feron talks about the first national initiative to provide follow up services for fragility fracture patients returning home, and explains how orthopaedic surgeons should take an active part in identifying and managing osteoporosis patients.