Regional Osteoporosis Conference

Regional Osteoporosis Conference

Osteoporosis Australia was represented at the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, hosted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. The conference gathered nearly 800 delegates from across the region to review research, treatment updates, and awareness projects on osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Australia CEO Greg Lyubomirsky (pictured with IOF President, John Kanis) said “we share a lot in common with our regional neighbours - osteoporosis is poorly diagnosed throughout Asia-Pacific and this results in a growing number of fractures which is impacting families and healthcare services across the region.”

Greg added “there are a lot of passionate people - both doctors and community groups who are pushing for change to improve bone health in their country and to reduce the number of fractures. We all want action.”

During the conference new IOF CEO Philippe Halbout stressed the important role that patient societies can play in spreading awareness messages in the community and he noted the recent success of the World Osteoporosis Day in reaching communities throughout the region and around the world. Osteoporosis Australia joined other patient societies from Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Japan in sharing information about current programs.

Pictured (left to right): Dr Manju Chandran (Singapore), Greg Lyubomirsky (CEO, OA) with Philippe Halbout (CEO, IOF) and Prof Peter Ebeling (Medical Director, OA), Prof Cyrus Cooper (Chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors).

Osteoporosis Patient Society

Representatives from (left to right) Taiwan, Indonesia, China and Malaysia.