October 24 and 25
Know our cause
Due to the fast and growing population aging, with an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, Latin America will face, in the coming decades, a pandemic of hip fractures and other fragility fractures. However, the region’s current health systems are not yet adequately prepared to deal with this important challenge.
The Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) is a global organization, which aims to create a multidisciplinary network of specialists to improve the treatment and secondary prevention of fragility fractures, discussing ways to implement a more appropriate and humanized care path for fractures for fragility.
Experts from Latin America and other countries will discuss 4 pillars
Multidisciplinary co-management of the acute fracture episode, especially hip fractures
Excellent rehabilitation to restore maximum function and quality of life
Secondary prevention after every fragility fracture, addressing both osteoporosis and falls
Multidisciplinary national alliances that can achieve necessary changes in healthcare policy
David Marsh (chair)
Regionalisation chair, global FFN
José Luis Dinamarca
Juan Carlos Viveros
Scientific Director, FFN-Brasil