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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.

CTF launches new and improved FLS questionnaire

In an effort to facilitate the Capture the Fracture® FLS reviewing process, the CTF team has created an updated and more user-friendly questionnaire for newly submitting or updating FLS.
If your healthcare facility runs an FLS, then you should ensure that your important work is recognized by the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Best Practice Recognition Programme.
We invite all Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) who have not yet joined the CTF programme to complete our new, more comprehensive and user-friendly questionnaire. 

CTF news: December 2015

Help us grow the FLS Network

To date 138 Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are profiled on the Map of Best Practice. To pursue our goal of having all FLS register with our Best Practice Recognition programme, we need your help! Do you know of any exemplary FLS which are not yet on the map? Do you know any institutions wanting to establish an FLS? Please let us know - contact Muriel at for more information.

Public conference on osteoporosis and fractures a resounding success

Over 500 people learn how to Capture the Fracture® and avoid debilitating bone breaks during a conference open to the public in Lausanne, Switzerland.