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Bone societies from Australia, Colombia and Poland win grants for educational projects

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) announced the winners of the 2011 IOF-AMGEN/GSK Health Professionals Awareness Grants on March 20th at the IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Valencia. The Grants, awarded to societies from Australia, Colombia and Poland, aim to support innovative projects by IOF member societies that focus on improving knowledge of osteoporosis among clinicians and allied health professionals.

The three grants, valued at 10,000 USD each, were awarded to the following IOF member societies:

  • Asociacion Colombiana de Osteologia y Metabolismo Mineral ACOMM (Colombia)
    'Continuing medical education for physicians, fellows and specialists' encompasses training for a broad range of health professionals, including for medical residents. It will also feature a course on vertebral fractures.
  • Osteoporosis Australia
    The initiative 'Professional Alert: Keeping Bones Strong!' will provide targeted online information about osteoporosis for specialists
  • Healthy Bone Enthusiasts Society STENKO (Poland)
    'Os AmiGOs' is the name of the project which will provide a dedicated osteoporosis course for medical students that emphasizes doctor-patient communication.


Contact: L. Misteli
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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