Capture the Fracture highlighted at major Russian conference
A welcome spotlight was put on secondary fracture prevention and Capture the Fracture® at the recent All-Russian conference ‘Days of Osteoporosis in St. Petersburg: Osteoporosis and Orthogeriatrics’ which took place from April 9 to 10, 2021.
The virtual conference enjoyed excellent attendance, with over 500 participants connecting from a broad scope of different countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Azerbaijan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Israel, Vietnam, and two Donbass Republics (Lugansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic), with high participation from Healthcare professionals from 108 cities and towns from Russia.
International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) CEO, Dr Philippe Halbout was among the international speakers. In a dedicated lecture, during the plenary session on April 9th, he discussed the Capture the Fracture® program and the Capture the Fracture® Partnership, and provided information about the various key activities planned specifically for Russia under the Capture the Fracture® Partnership, which includes, Policy, Coalition and Education activities for secondary fracture prevention.
Prof. Kassim Javaid, Co-chair of the Capture the Fracture® Steering Committee and Dr Manju Chandran, IOF Board member, led a special IOF Symposium on practical issues related to post-fracture care coordination services. Dr Chandran’s presentation focused on key points in establishing an FLS and strategies that can be used to convince hospitals and healthcare systems to provide funding and invest in these essential services. She was able to share helpful insights gained from her considerable experience with FLS implementation and management in Singapore.
Dr Javaid discussed Fracture Liaison Service (FLSs) quality improvement, how FLSs can attain a gold standard of excellence, and the Capture the Fracture® Partnership Mentorship programme, which provides guidance and support for new and existing FLS.
IOF was delighted to take part in this major conference and was pleased to receive praise from Professor Olga Lesnyak, President of the Russian Association for Osteoporosis, who thanked IOF for its participation, stating that the talks were “extremely important and helpful.”