Working Groups

Members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors are invited to join working groups based on their areas of expertise.

International Osteoporosis Foundation CSA Working GroupsThe objectives of the working groups are to:

  • Formulate global policy guidance, scientific guidelines and general statements to update IOF positions as appropriate
  • Advise the Board in scientific matters related to the International Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Develop educational and research projects of international relevance


Current CSA Working Groups

Guidance

Joint APOA-IOF Orthopaedic Initiative Working Group
Chaired by Dr Lee Joon-Kiong and Dr David Choon Sew-Kit (APOA) 

Bone and Cancer Working Group
Chaired by Prof. René Rizzoli

Bone and Diabetes Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Serge Ferrari

Epidemiology/Quality of Life Working Group
Chaired by Prof. John Kanis and Prof. Nicholas Harvey

Fracture Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Kristina Åkesson

Hip Bone Strength as a Therapeutic Target Working Group
Chaired by Dr Mary Bouxsein and Prof. Serge Ferrari

Joint IOF-ASBMR HR-pQCT High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computer Tomography Working Group
Chaired by Dr Mary Bouxsein and Prof. Roland Chapurlat

Joint IOF-IFCC Bone Marker Standards Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Etienne Cavalier

Latin America Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure (CIBS) Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Osvaldo D. Messina and Prof. Cristiano Zerbini

Rehabilitation Working Group
Chaired by Dr Olivier Bruyère and Dr Daniel Pinto

Skeletal Rare Diseases Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Maria Luisa Brandi

Past Working Groups

Sarcopenia and Impaired Mobility Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Cyrus Cooper and Prof. René Rizzoli

Joint IOF-ECTS Adherence Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Adolfo Diez-Perez and Prof. Richard Eastell

Paediatrics Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Serge Ferrari

Bone Imaging Working Group
Co-chaired by Dr Mary Bouxsein and Prof. Harry Genant

Education Steering Committee
Chaired by Prof. Ego Seeman

Joint IOF-ISFR Shoulder Fracture Working Group 
Chaired by Dr Amy Hoang-Kim

Inadequate Responders Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Adolfo Diez - Perez

Joint IOF-ECTS Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis Guidelines Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Juliet Compston

Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Tobias de Villiers and Prof. Cyrus Cooper

Nutrition Working Group
Chaired by Dr Ambrish Mithal