Educational Slide Kits

The International Osteoporosis Foundation's (IOF) health professional educational slide kits and resources represent an important aspect of IOF's mission to advance understanding of osteoporosis and related bone, muscle and joint disorders, and our goal to promote medical innovation and improved patient care.



Bone Turnover Markers Educational Course

Turnover Markers (BTM) assess alterations in skeletal metabolism. However, in contrast to their extensive use in clinical research, there are uncertainties in their use for routine clinical application. This 52-slide educational course includes comprehensive information on BTMs, their potential role, as well as IOF-IFCC recommendations.

Congress Research Highlights

Keep up to date with the year’s latest research presented at the world’s key bone, muscle and joint congresses. These concise slide sets and summary video highlights can be downloaded by all IOF healthcare professional members (Free or Pro Membership).

European Guidance for the Diagnosis & Management of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

This slide set provides an overview of the key messages in the 2012 European Guidance published by ESCEO and IOF.

FRAX® Teaching Slide Kit

FRAX® is a scientifically validated risk assessment tool which is now integrated into an increasing number of national osteoporosis guidelines around the world. The slide kit has been developed to facilitate the understanding and teaching of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®) for interested clinicians and healthcare professionals.

Orthopedic Surgeons' Training Kit 

This resource is designed to improve the management of patients with fragility fractures, to provide patients with both an evaluation of their bone mass density, and with appropriate pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment. Orthopaedic surgeons are often the first health professionals to diagnose fragility fractures. For this reason it's essential they are knowledgeable about osteoporosis and recognize the importance of referring patients with osteoporosis to an appropriate bone specialist.

Vertebral Fracture Teaching Programme

The Vertebral Fracture Initiative has been developed to facilitate the understanding and teaching of osteoporotic spinal fractures for interested radiologists, clinicians and healthcare professionals. The resources include the most recent studies and data linked to osteoporosis and vertebral fractures, with commentaries highlighting the key messages to learn and convey. The designed slides are there for you to use and can be easily inserted into your own presentations.