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IQ Driving QI – The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis Pan Asia Oceania Framework of Standards of Care. A 3D animation

The Asia Pacific region is on the brink of a huge demographic shift. The number of people aged over 60 in the region is expected to triple by 2050, to 1.3 billion people. The region’s rapidly aging population, mounting urbanisation in the countries within it, and the increasingly sedentary lifestyles of its populace are set …

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APCO EXCO members clinch prestigious IOF awards

The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) is proud to announce that its EXCO members, APCO Chairperson, Dr Manju Chandran, and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) CEO, Dr Philippe Halbout, have been conferred two of the IOF’s most prestigious awards – the Olof Johnell Science Award 2021 and the President’s Award 2021, respectively. Instituted in 2013, …

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Launch of world-first Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox

World-first Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox striving to improve care for the 1 million+ who fracture a hip in Asia Pacific each year   An innovative world-first Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox has just been launched (Tuesday, June 15, 2021) to address the alarming death and disability caused by the more than 1 million hip fractures sustained …

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Death by a single cut: understanding the link between fragility fractures and mortality risk

In this blog, APCO Executive Committee Member, Senior Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Genetics and Epidemiology of Osteoporosis Lab (Bone Biology Division) at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Professor Tuan V. Nguyen, Sydney, Australia, explores the general lack of appreciation of the link between fragility fractures and heightened mortality risk. Fragility fracture …

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Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer – an often forgotten risk factor for osteoporosis

Prostate cancer is the most common male solid organ malignancy. Almost half of the men with prostate cancer will be treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to suppress testosterone levels. While this improves disease-free survival and mortality, ADT is associated with a loss of BMD and an increased risk of fragility fracture. This complication will …

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Broadening the scope of osteoporosis intervention

Progressive bone mineral density (BMD) loss due to oestrogen deficiency in postmenopausal women is a key factor in ‘osteoporotic’ or ‘fragility’ fractures, with approximately 50 per cent of post-menopausal women experiencing at least one fracture after the age of 50.1 Due to the rapidly ageing global population, we are seeing an increasing trend in the …

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Placing the spotlight on “bone health”: Osteoporosis Australia rebrands itself

Osteoporosis Australia recently announced its official rebrand to ‘Healthy Bones Australia’, to reinforce the importance of prevention, in response to the concerning 173,000 broken bones sustained by  the Australian population last year. The organisation currently serves as APCO’s project management and Secretariat. The rebrand coincided with the publication of an article in MJA Insight, co-authored …

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International Osteoporosis Foundation launches a new Policy toolkit to help shape health policies

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has launched a comprehensive toolkit – the ‘Capture the Fracture® Partnership – Guidance for Policy Shaping’, comprising a step-by-step policy guide to design and evaluate Post Fracture Care Coordination Programs in hospitals and health systems worldwide. Osteoporosis is a major public health concern, causing more than 8.9 million debilitating and …

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New benchmark set to deliver optimal osteoporosis care throughout Asia Pacific

Launch of first pan-Asia Pacific minimum clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis & management of osteoporosis   The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) has today (Thursday, January 28, 2021) launched the first pan-Asia Pacific clinical practice standards for the screening, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis, targeting a broad range of high-risk groups. Published in …

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