The dedicated event for IOF member societies featured a unique programme with sessions on diverse key topics, insightful panel discussions, networking opportunities, and World Osteoporosis Day Award presentations
IOF Patient National Societies Day May 6-2023-Barcelona

The IOF Patient National Societies Day, held on May 6th, 2023 in Barcelona, was a remarkable and successful event gathering CNS members from all over the world to participate in a full day of insightful presentations and dynamic discussions. 

The presentations and sessions touched on many key topics, including patient engagement, patient empowerment, the importance of nutrition, rehabilitation and falls prevention, artificial intelligence and health, the Scorecard for Osteoporosis in Europe (SCOPE) Report, as well as experience-sharing with our CNS Members on their advocacy activities.

We would like to warmly thank all the CNS members for their enthusiastic participation in this key event, which attracted over 80 participants from all regions of the world.  After three years of virtual gatherings, all participants really enjoyed the opportunity to network and meet in person. 

The opportunity to interact in panel discussions provided valuable insights into best practices and experiences from different horizons, including discussion and sharing of CNS Members’ views on patient empowerment during a fruitful brainstorming session. 
We would also like to congratulate the societies which were recognized for their outstanding 2022 World Osteoporosis Day campaigns. Awards were presented to:

  • Mongolian Naran Soc. For Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • National Osteoporosis Society of South Africa (NOFSA)
  • Osteoporosis Patient Society of Turkey
  • Ukrainian Association on Osteoporosis
  • Portuguese Osteoporosis Association
  • Colombian Assoc. of Osteoporosis & Mineral Metabolism (ACOMM)
  • Foundation for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, Panama
  • Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (POPS)
  • Bone Heath & Osteoporosis Foundation, USA (BHOF)

The Committee of National Societies Best Booth Award 2023 was also presented during the event and was awarded to the Brazilian Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Associations (FEBRASGO) for the great work they put into their booth at the Committee of National Societies Village.  

IOF extends its special thanks to the many excellent speakers who helped to make the event such a success: Dr Yasmine Makhlouf,
Ms. Teréza Hough, Prof. Eugene McCloskey, Dr Ansa Holm, Assoc. Prof. Nicholas Fuggle, Dr Pinar Borman, Prof. Manuel Naves Díaz
Prof. Olivier Bruyère, Ms Hendrien Witte,Prof. Patricia Clark, Prof. Adriana Medina, Prof. Daniel Pinto, Prof. Stuart Silverman, and Ms Claire Gill. 

And finally, IOF would like to warmly thank our partners, Amgen and UCB, for their support of this unique forum for IOF’s member patient societies around the world.


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