World Osteoporosis Day

Press Centre

Media: mark your calendars for World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2016

Whether you work online or off-line, are a journalist, blogger, avid tweeter, scientific writer, work for a magazine, newspaper, scientific publication or the broadcast media, you are a key partner in helping us to raise awareness of osteoporosis.

Press releases and supporting material

June 20, 2016

  • Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future
    IOF Launches 2016 Global Awareness Campaign for World Osteoporosis Day.

    Under its theme of Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future, WOD 2016 calls upon the general public to take early action to protect their bone and muscle health, and for health authorities and physicians to protect their communities’ bone health.

  • Fact sheets:
    Containing supporting information and statistics to help write up your stories

    Fact sheet: Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (Download)
    Fact sheet: Diabetes and osteoporosis (Download)
    Fact sheet: Osteoporosis and coeliac disease (Download)

October 10, 2016

October 20, 2016

You will also be provided with media backgrounders, quotes, fact sheets, infographics and a case study to help you make your stories as compelling as possible.

Please consider the dates above and add them into your editorial calendars so that you can highlight the news or include feature stories around WOD. IOF communications team will be happy to provide you with any additional information or connect you with leading experts in the field for interviews.

The IOF One-Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test

With its 19 easy questions, the IOF One-Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test, will alert you to any risk factors you may have. If you are over the age of 50 and you have one or more risk factors you should discuss these with your doctor and ask for assessment.


Contact for more information and to arrange interviews with spokespersons:

Catherine Laverty
Communications & Advocacy Manager
T +41 22 994 01 02
M +41 79 874 52 08