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

Bone and Cancer Working Group
Chaired by Prof. René Rizzoli

Bone and Cardiovascular Disease
Chaired by Prof. Serge Ferrari & Prof. Jorge B Cannata-Andía

Bone and Diabetes Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Serge Ferrari & Prof. Christian Meier

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

Epidemiology/Quality of Life Working Group
Chaired by Prof. John Kanis & 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 & Prof. Serge Ferrari

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

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

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

Standardisation of Bone Marker Assays as a part of the IFCC Committee Bone Metabolism (C-BM) 
Chaired by Prof. Etienne Cavalier

Past Working Groups

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

Education Steering Committee
Chaired by Prof. Ego Seeman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Working Group
Chaired by Dr Ambrish Mithal

Paediatrics Working Group
Chaired by Prof. Serge Ferrari

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