Osteoporosis Australia CEO clinches 2019 IOF President’s Award at World Congress on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia CEO clinches 2019 IOF President’s Award at World Congress on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia’s CEO clinched the prestigious 2019 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to the bone field at the World Congress of Osteoporosis in Paris on April 5, 2019.

Mr Greg Lyubomirsky is only the third Australian to receive the award, which acknowledges one’s outstanding commitment and contribution to advancing education and awareness in osteoporosis.

When presenting the award to Mr Lyubomirsky during a special ceremony at the World Congress, IOF President, Professor Cyrus Cooper, Switzerland said “this award is reserved for individuals who set an example and advance the bone field in line with the principals of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.”

Reflecting on this once-in-a-lifetime achievement, Mr Lyubomirsky said “receiving the 2019 IOF President’s Award is a great honour. It recognises our significant achievements in the bone health arena to date and further signals the importance of doing more to help reduce the impact on patients, their families and the healthcare system.

“We must all, collectively, take action to prevent fractures.” 

There were an estimated 165,000 fractures due to poor bone health in 2018. Up to 70 per cent of the overall cost of osteoporosis relates to direct fracture costs, yet many patients (up to 80 per cent) remain un-diagnosed and un-treated following a fracture. Reducing fracture numbers is a core commitment of Osteoporosis Australia’s.

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International Osteoporosis Foundation President, Professor Cyrus Cooper presenting the 2019 IOF Presidents award to Greg Lyubomirsky, CEO Osteoporosis Australia at World Congress on Osteoporosis in Paris 5 April.