Alliances

ISCD has developed alliances with other organizations with the primary purpose to advance our mission of promoting excellence in skeletal health assessment.

 IOF, AFOS & ISCD Regional Tripartite Alliance
A tripartite regional alliance was officially launched at the IOF Regional Meeting APAC in 2018 between the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), and the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS) to collaborate on a common platform to achieve their respective missions while complying with their own vision and identities.

The three organizations agree that:

  • the bone field is facing impactful new challenges that require the optimization of resources, the creation of synergies and the mutual, cooperative efforts of the respective organizations;
  • the health burden represented by osteoporosis and fragility fractures is growing in Asian countries;
  • through their experience, expertise, and operations, each organization brings complementary resources beneficial to the fight against osteoporosis and fragility fractures in Asia.

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) – Interspecialty Medical Council
The Interspecialty Medical Council (IMC) was convened by NOF to provide diverse and important perspectives on issues of common concern around osteoporosis and bone health relating to professional practice, education and public policy, among others. The IMC is currently comprised of 15 medical specialty societies whose appointed representatives collaborate and advise NOF on mutual issues of concern regarding the care of patients with or at risk for osteoporosis and related fractures. ISCD is a member of this council.

National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA)
The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) is a public-private partnership launched in 2010 that brings together the expertise and resources of its member organizations to collectively: promote bone health and prevent disease; improve diagnosis and treatment of bone disease; and enhance bone research, surveillance and evaluation. ISCD is an active member of this alliance

United States Bone and Joint Initiative
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the worldwide Bone and Joint Decade a multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions–bone and joint disorders. Its focus is on improving your quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention, and education. Bones and the joints that create function and movement are connected by muscle and ligaments. Their state of health and how they enable you to lead an active and healthy life is what the Decade aims to improve. ISCD has a representative on the governing board of this initiative.

Osteoporosis Essentials: Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management
This is a Joint venture by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to provide a single, scientifically robust, course on Clinical Densitometry and the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis. The course is designed for worldwide application and is available to organizations interested in hosting in their local area.

International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)
ISCD is a member of the IOF Committee of National Societies (CNS), currently comprised of 207 full or associate member societies in 95 countries, territories and regions worldwide. Members are independent, not-for-profit osteoporosis societies or organizations, which carry out medical activities, generate public awareness and policy change, and provide a variety of services to people with bone, muscle and joint disorders.

Last modified: July 22, 2019