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Capture the Fracture insights shared at the Asia Pacific Bone Academy

For the second time in Japan, Capture the Fracture’s project leader joins international experts to present on the Capture the Fracture® programme, providing valuable guidance on best practice and how to attain recognition through IOF’s landmark initiative.

The Asia Pacific Bone Academy meeting which took place in Tokyo, Japan from August 3 to 4, 2019, was attended by approximately 300 osteoporosis experts from the region, including orthopaedic surgeons, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, geriatricians and gynaecologists.

Among the key topics discussed during the meeting were strategies to improve the identification and management of patients at high risk for fragility fracture.

The importance and necessity of post-fracture care models such as FLS was discussed during the FLS session on Sunday the 4th of August, the last day of the meeting. The session was chaired by Prof. Joon-Kiong Lee (Chair, IOF RAC APAC) and Dr. Derrick Chan, and it involved Dr. Hung Wei-Chieh (Taiwan), Dr. Tanawat Amphansap (Thailand), Prof. Hiroshi Hagino (Japan), and Masaki Fujita (IOF) as speakers.

The first three speakers provided an update on the progress of FLS development in their countries and descried some of the challenges and success stories of establishing and expanding FLS. Masaki Fujita, Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Project Leader, made a presentation on the CTF Best Practice Recognition programme and how to get mapped. The talk included a brief introduction to the programme, followed by an explanation on how to join the initiative, the variety of resources and tools available (at no cost!), and the benefits associated with being part of CTF.

The presentations were followed by the ‘FLS troubleshooting – ask the experts!’ Session where speakers tackled several questions addressed by the audience. The experts shared their experience on how they overcame real-world barriers to FLS development.