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ONZ has been selected to compete for the this month’s 4good donation. Please click on the link below and vote for Osteoporosis New Zealand. You don’t need to give money or you details, just a vote would be greatly appreciated.

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Introducing Peter Tynan to the Board

Osteoporosis New Zealand is delighted to announce that Peter Tynan has joined the Board of ONZ. Peter was previously Chief Executive at Southern Cross Health Society. Prior to also held positions within the Society as COO of Marketing and Distribution …

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Podcast about Osteoporosis Guidance

In a Goodfellow unit podcast, Distinguished Professor Ian Reid talks about Osteoporosis New Zealand’s Guidance on Diagnosing and Managing Osteoporosis in New Zealand.

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Osteoporosis Guidance Launch

Today, Osteoporosis New Zealand (ONZ) published Guidance on the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in New Zealand. This user-friendly and highly practical tool provides support to clinicians throughout the health system to deliver evidence-based practice for their patients who are at high risk of sustaining fragility fractures.

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Osteoporosis New Zealand is delighted to announce that Dr. Susannah O’Sullivan MBChB, FRACP, PhD has joined the Board of ONZ

Susannah is consultant general and reproductive endocrinologist with the Reproductive Endocrine group, Fertility Associates Auckland, and an honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Auckland. She completed doctora …

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Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand healthcare

Our colleagues at The Health Quality & Safety Commission are celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve thi …

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First publication of a Fracture Liaison Service in New Zealand in a peer-reviewed medical journal

Achievements of Waitemata District Health Board’s Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) have been published in this month’s issue of New Zealand Medical Journal.

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Professor Reid’s lecture from recent 2016 Rutherford Lecture tour

On 17th October Professor Ian Reid finished up his 2016 Rutherford Lecture tour discussing the impact and treatment of bone diseases, including osteoporosis and Paget’s The lecture was recorded and is now available to view.

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World Osteoporosis Day 2016

This month, Osteoporosis New Zealand (ONZ) is supporting the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s (IOF) World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) Awareness Campaign. Under its theme of Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future, WOD 2016 calls upon the general public …

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Launch of Clinical Care Standard for Hip Fracture and 2016 Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry Report

Today, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care launched a new standard which contains a set of quality statements around hip fracture care in hospitals. New Zealand’s Health Quality & Safety Commission has supported the devel …

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2016 Rutherford Lecture Tour: Osteoporosis and Bone Disease – Big Steps Forward.

Distinguished Professor Ian Reid, is giving a series of public lectures throughout New Zealand – Register today Keeping bones strong over a lifetime is a longstanding challenge in medical health research and treatment. Distinguished Professor Ian Reid’ …

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Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in New Zealand

Today, Osteoporosis New Zealand has published Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in New Zealand. The purpose of this document is to set evidence-based standards of post-fracture care that health professionals and patients should expect.

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Capture the Fracture Webinar: Tuesday 16th August 2016

Register now for IOF’s Free Capture the Fracture webinar on Tuesday 16th August 2016. Entitled: Learn how to implement a Fracture Liaison Service to improve patient care Fragility fractures have an enormous socioeconomic impact globally and yet most pa …

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A seismic shift in the prevention of falls and fractures in New Zealand

ACC is putting more than $30 million into services aimed at reducing the number of falls and fractures older people suffer. Accident Compensation Corporation Minister Nikki Kaye has made an announcement concerning a major investment in falls and fracture prevention services in New Zealand.

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ONZ Board Member awarded the Queen’s Service Order

Congratulations to Osteoporosis New Zealand’s Board Member, Adrienne von Tunzelmann who has been awarded the Queen’s Service Order for her services to governance and the community.

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Osteoporosis New Zealand Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020

Osteoporosis NZ’s Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2020 outlines our future planning to achieve full implementation of BoneCare 2020, our strategy to transform fracture care and prevention in New Zealand.

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ASBMR, NOF and NBHA call for action

ASBMR, NOF, NBHA call for action on the dangers of not treating osteoporosis more aggressively. They urge healthcare professionals to increase diagnosis and patients to be aware of this risk.

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Congratulations to ‘Osteoporosis NZ’s Paul Mitchell recognised with IOF President’s Award

Paul Mitchell, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Osteoporosis NZ is a 2016 recipient of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award. This award honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the work of the IOF.

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NZ Minister of Health highlights the New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry

On Friday 8th April in his speech to the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons conference, Health Minister Dr. Jonathan Coleman said the following with respect to key elements of the Osteoporosis NZ Strategy

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New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry to be launched

An important new health initiative is being launched which will help the over 4,000 New Zealanders who suffer from a hip fracture annually. Click here for more on this news story.

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Capture the Fracture Webinar 19th November 2015

Register now for IOF’s Capture the Fracture webinar on November 19th 2015. Entitled: Global success stories Fragility fractures have an enormous socioeconomic impact globally, and FLS have proven to be the most cost-effective solution for reducing this …

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This year’s IOF World Osteoporosis Day Report has just been published – Healthy Nutrition, Healthy Bones.

This report highlights the role that nutrition plays in the development and maintenance of a healthy skeleton.

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Capture the Fracture Webinar 17th September 2015

Register now for the next of IOF’s Capture the Fracture webinar on September 17th 2015. Entitled: Get Mapped: How to get best practice recognition for your FLS.

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Great News – Major research grants secured

Congratulations to distinguished Professor Ian Reid and his team at the University of Auckland on the Health Research Council (NZ) funding announcement today for the ‘Mechanisms and management of musculoskeletal disease’.

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FFN Global Congress 2015 – Registration is now open!

Registrations are now open for the Fragility Fracture Networks 4th Global Congress on the 3 – 5 September 2015  in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This annual meeting is an international congress addressing the full pathway of care for fragility fracture patie …

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Capture the Fracture webinar June 11th 2015

Register now for the second of IOF’s Capture the fracture webinars on June 11th 2015. Entitled: Step-by-step guide for implementing a successful Fracture Liaison Service (FLKS) Fragility fractures have an enormous socioeconomic impact globally, and FLS …

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Registration for the ONZ/ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course in Auckland is now open

This will be held on 18 July-2015 and 19 July-2015 at The University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand. Click for more information.

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Stand Up To Falls

Osteoporosis NZ is pleased to endorse and support the April Falls Quiz 2015 work being led by the Health Quality & Safety Commission in New Zealand, on Reducing Harm from Falls.

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ANZHFR Newsletter

Click here to read the latest ANZHFR Newsletter which will give you an update on how NZ and Australia are progressing with their Hip Fracture registry If you are a LinkedIn user, go to ‘Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry’ and hit the gr …

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Executive Director Appointed

Osteoporosis New Zealand has appointed its new Executive Director, Christine Gill.  Reporting to Chairman, Paul Mitchell, Christine will be responsible for supporting the board in achieving their strategic direction and contribute toward building the r …

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World Congress in Osteoporosis imminent

The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases is coming up soon in Milan. WCO, IOF and ESCEO have worked in partnership for several years to develop a unique European springtime meeting programme for healthcare profess …

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ANZ Hip Fracture Registry – Newsletter Issue 4

The Australia New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry have just published their first newsletter for 2015. Click here to view.

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FFN Global Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3-5 September 2015

Fragility Fracture Network [FFN] invites you to join them at their Annual meeting where an international congress will discuss the full pathway of care for fragility fracture patients. Topics include perioperative care, surgical treatment, rehabilitati …

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IOF Fracture Liaison Service Global Call

The International Osteoporosis Foundation has put out a global call to FLS to grow the network of sites featured on their Map of Best Practice. Of the 114 sites currently on the map, three are from NZ: Christchurch Hospital, Middlemore Hospital and Nor …

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Fracture Liaison Service Resource Pack published today

Throughout the world – and here in New Zealand – a pervasive and persistent care gap exists for people suffering fragility fractures caused by osteoporosis. The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has collated numerous studies conducted at the …

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Latest study on milk – controversy

You might have seen an article featured in yesterday’s Herald which states “Milk is not as good as we thought” . The National Osteoporosis Society in the UK has made this comment  in regards to this article and ONZ support this comment. Make sure you r …

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Why men are the weaker sex when it comes to bone health

New report shows men are not being adequately diagnosed or treated for osteoporosis, with those suffering a hip fracture twice as likely to die compared to women Wellington, New Zealand (October 10, 2014) – Alarming new data published today by the Inte …

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Trans-Tasman Hip Fracture Care Guidelines Published

In September 2014,The Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Hip Fracture Care was published,  a watershed for the outcomes and quality of life for more than 20,000 Australians and New Zealanders who suffer a hip fracture each year. The Australian an …

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Osteoporosis NZ Board Member Receives Esteemed Award

Professor Jillian Cornish received the Paula Stern Achievement Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) at the ASBMR 2014 Annual Meeting in Houston in September 2014. This prestigious award recognises a woman in the bone fi …

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Osteoporosis NZ Strategy Presented at Major Congresses

Osteoporosis NZ’s strategy BoneCare 2020 was presented at 3 major international congresses in September 2014: 3rd Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress, Madrid, Spain – 4-6 September 2014 24th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone …

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