Dr Basel Masri, IOF Representative in the Middle East and Africa said “Osteoporosis and related fractures are an increasingly important health issue in the Middle-East. New data from the Middle East and Africa Regional Audit to be released at the meeting on October 19 indicate that unless prevention strategies are put in place, the Middle-East will face a dramatic increase in disability caused by fractures, particularly of the hip and spine”.
“The first line effort to manage the problem of osteoporosis and related fractures is the upcoming 1st Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting, organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) with experts from over 16 national societies in the region” added Dr Masri.
This important event will present the latest clinical advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, as well as new regional research and epidemiological findings.
In conjunction with the meeting, IOF will launch an audit report outlining the burden and status of osteoporosis in the Middle-East and Africa. Compiling the latest epidemiological research from 20 countries, the landmark report will be the first of its kind for the region.
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