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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.




CTF News: September 2015

Coming soon: Want to learn how to get mapped? Watch the next webinar

On September 17 (09:00 CET) we will present the third webinar in a 4-part series on Capture the Fracture® on how to get mapped and get best practice recognition for your Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). This webinar will be presented by Dr Kassim Javaid, Co-chair of the Capture the Fracture® Steering Committee and the IOF Fracture Working Group, who has extensive expertise on how to implement an FLS in a health-care setting.

CTF News: June 2015

Now Available: The latest Capture the Fracture® webinars free to download

Last week, in the second webinar of a 4-part series, Capture the Fracture (CTF) Chair Prof. Kristina Akesson explained the key steps in Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) implementation. If you missed this or the first of these excellent webinars, you can still download the recorded versions.

CTF News: March 2015

Capture the Fracture®: A registered trademark

Capture the Fracture® (CTF) is a flagship programme of IOF. As the CTF name and logo is a registered trademark of IOF throughout the world, please note that the ® symbol must be used when describing, using, mentioning or quoting the programme.

CTF News: December 2012

  • Raising awareness of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) for preventing second fractures
  • Providing internationally endorsed standards for best practice
  • Facilitating change at a national level

As the year winds down we reflect on our progress and highlight our successes toward developing Capture the Fracture, a global campaign facilitating the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS).