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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.

Capture the Fracture® webinar held in Italian

The successful series of CTF webinars continue with the latest webinar hosted in Italian on June 14 by Prof. Maria Luisa Brandi, one of our leading FLS experts.

Capture the Fracture webinar in Japanese attracts record number of registrants

May 25, 2016

The success of today’s Japanese webinar shows that there is growing interest in fracture liaison services and the Capture the Fracture® programme in Japan – a country with a large ageing population in urgent need of secondary fracture prevention.

Today, Capture the Fracture® held a successful webinar in the Japanese language. The webinar was a unique opportunity to present the Capture the Fracture programme and FLS implementation to an exclusively Japanese audience.

First national audit to map FLS provision across England and Wales

The Report finds that while many services are not meeting patient needs, there are areas of good practice whose experience can be used to support improvements in service delivery. It also makes important recommendations for commissioners and local health boards, existing FLS providers and potential new FLS providers.

Adapted from Royal College of Physicians1

Announcing new Capture the Fracture mentorship programme

IOF's Capture the Fracture® has announced a new mentorship programme to enable Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) implementation worldwide. The programme will help facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills by connecting experienced FLS champions with any institutions willing to establish a new FLS.

The Mentorship Programme includes two aspects:

CTF News: March 2016

Coming soon: New webinars in 2016

New CTF webinars about the programme, how to implement FLS and success stories will continue this year with new speakers and a new feature: they will be held in different languages!

The first one will be held in French, presented by Prof. Thierry Thomas (St Etienne hospital, France) on March 29th 2016, 11:00-12:00 CET.

First Madrid clinic to receive gold-star Capture the Fracture® recognition

The Orthogeriatric Unit of the University Hospital Infanta Sofia is the first Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to receive this rating in the Community of Madrid, in recognition of its excellent work that meets best practice standards.

New CTF Webinar in French

Mappez votre Filière Fractures (FLS) ! Les bonnes pratiques pour un FLS réussi !

Intervenant: Prof. Thierry Thomas (France)
Date: 29 mars 2016
Time: 11h - 12h CET
Prix: Gratuit

À propos du webinaire:

Les fractures de fragilité ont un impact socio-économique considérable à l'échelle mondiale et pourtant la plupart des patients ayant eu une fracture de fragilité n’ont pas accès aux traitements efficaces de prévention des fractures secondaires.