International Osteoporosis Foundation

  • Description
  • About Us

    The Inter­na­tional Osteo­poro­sis Foun­da­tion (IOF) is a reg­is­tered not-​for-​profit, non-​governmental foun­da­tion based in Switzer­land. IOF has been granted Ros­ter Con­sul­ta­tive Sta­tus with the Eco­nomic and Social Coun­cil of the United Nations.

    IOF func­tions as a global alliance of patient soci­eties, research orga­ni­za­tions, health­care pro­fes­sion­als and inter­na­tional com­pa­nies work­ing to pro­mote bone, mus­cle and joint health.

    We do this by:

    • Empow­er­ing peo­ple to take action to pre­vent, diag­nose and treat bone, mus­cle and joint disorders
    • Cam­paign­ing for pol­icy change to make bone, mus­cle and joint dis­or­ders a health­care priority
    • Assist­ing health­care pro­fes­sion­als to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble care to peo­ple with bone, mus­cle and joint disorders
    • Sup­port­ing national osteo­poro­sis soci­eties to max­i­mize their effec­tive­ness in pro­mot­ing bone, mus­cle and joint health

    The IOF vision is a world in which peo­ple of all ages ben­e­fit from good bone, mus­cle and joint health, free of fragility frac­tures due to osteoporosis.

    Vision, Mis­sion and Goals

    Vision

    • The IOF vision isa world in which peo­ple of all ages ben­e­fit from good bone, mus­cle and joint health, free of fragility frac­tures due to osteoporosis

    Mission

    • To pro­mote the main­te­nance of bone, mus­cle and joint health as a world­wide priority

    Goals

    • To moti­vate peo­ple to take action to main­tain mus­cu­loskele­tal health and pre­vent, diag­nose and treat bone, mus­cle and joint disorders
    • To fos­ter the edu­ca­tion and train­ing of physi­cians and allied health care pro­fes­sion­als in the field of mus­cu­loskele­tal health and bone, mus­cle and joint disorders
    • To lobby for pol­icy change so that mus­cu­loskele­tal health and the pre­ven­tion, diag­no­sis and treat­ment of bone, mus­cle and joint dis­or­ders becomes stan­dard worldwide
    • To pro­mote med­ical inno­va­tion and to improve patient care in the field of mus­cu­loskele­tal health
    • To sup­port and main­tain con­tacts with insti­tu­tions or soci­eties hav­ing sim­i­lar objectives

    What We Do

    Part­ner­ing with 209 national soci­eties in 96 global loca­tions, as well as sci­en­tists and com­pa­nies around the world, IOF works towards the pre­ven­tion, diag­no­sis and treat­ment of osteo­poro­sis and bone, mus­cle and joint dis­or­ders. We focus our efforts on:

    • ResearchIOF is at the fore­front of research in the field of bone, mus­cle and joint disorders
    • Train­ing and Edu­ca­tionIOF pro­vides train­ing and resources to ensure bone, mus­cle and joint dis­or­ders are addressed
    • Pro­mot­ing our Global Net­workIOF works with orga­ni­za­tions around the world to improve bone, mus­cle and joint health
    • Pol­icy and Advo­cacyIOF calls on decision-​makers to make bone, mus­cle and joint health a pri­or­ity for health­care systems
    • Global Cam­paign­ingIOF leads a global move­ment for change to raise pub­lic aware­ness and pro­mote action on bone, mus­cle and joint health

    Grants and Awards

    The Inter­na­tional Osteo­poro­sis Foun­da­tion (IOF) sup­ports research in the field of mus­cu­loskele­tal health through a gen­er­ous pro­gramme of grants and awards. We believe on-​going research is essen­tial to advanc­ing the pre­ven­tion, diag­no­sis and treat­ment of osteo­poro­sis and bone, mus­cle and joint disorders.

    IOF has the most diverse grants and awards pro­gramme in the field, acknowl­edg­ing the work of expe­ri­enced sci­en­tists, young inves­ti­ga­tors, as well as national soci­eties pro­duc­ing high qual­ity meetings.

    IOF also pro­motes the work of national soci­eties by sup­port­ing their atten­dance at the World Wide Con­fer­ence of Patient Soci­eties, the only venue where patient soci­eties in the field of mus­cu­loskele­tal health can come together to learn and share best practices.

    For more infor­ma­tion and to apply for grants and awards, fol­low the links below.

    Details

    Phone +41.22.994-0100
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