In memory of Dr Bernardo Stolnicki, Brazil

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Bernardo Stolnicki, a renowned Brazilian orthopedic surgeon committed to bone health and the prevention of osteoporotic fractures, on October 20th.

Dr. Stolnicki was a member of the Brazilian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SBOT), Scientific Director of the Bone Metabolism Committee (SBOT) and FLS Director at the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Association of Orthopaedics and Bone Metabolism (ABOOM). He was also a dedicated member of the Brazilian mentoring team of the global IOF Capture The Fracture® (CTF) program. His contributions have been invaluable to the growth and dissemination of post-fracture care programs in Latin America and Brazil in particular. With an entrepreneurial spirit and great commitment, he started the first Brazilian post-fracture coordination unit 10 years ago - the FLS Preverfrat at the Federal Hospital of Ipanema, a service which has been recognized with a gold star on the CTF Map of Best Practice. He has been a source of inspiration for his colleagues, and many orthopaedists in Brazil have adopted secondary fracture prevention motivated by the experience he so generously shared.

IOF President, Professor Cyrus Cooper said:

"IOF and the Capture the Fracture® community greatly mourn the passing of Bernardo Stolnicki. We have lost a friend, outstanding clinician, and advocate who generously gave of his time to inspire and educate the healthcare community on secondary fracture prevention and fracture liaison service development. We will undoubtedly feel his absence, remember him fondly and carry on his legacy. On behalf of IOF, we would like to extend our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and patients."

Rest in peace dear Bernardo.