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Board Members

Dr Irewin Tabu

President Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Mark Anthony Sandoval

Vice President Internals Endocrinologist

Dr Joseph Lai

Vice President Externals Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Dorothy Agsaoay

Secretary Rehabilitationist

Dr Giorgio Delgado

Assistant Secretary Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Antonio Alan Mangubat

Treasurer Anesthesiologist

Dr Michael Joseph Agbayani

Assistant Treasurer Cardiologist

Dr Karla Teresa Araneta

Public Relations Officer Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Jericho Dela Cruz

Communication Comm Lead Rehabilitationist

Dr Jose Donato Magno

Communication Comm Leads Cardiologist

Dr Marc Evans Abat

Membership Comm Lead Geriatrician

Dr Emmanuel Asedillo

Membership Comm Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Marc Louie Del Rosario

Scientific Comm Lead Cardiologist

Dr Bernardino Alpuerto II

Education Comm Lead Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Anna Guia Limpoco

Education Comm Lead Community Medicine

Mr Eligio Razalan

Education Comm Lead Gerentology Nurse

Dr Jose Joefrey Arbatin

Scientific Comm Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Peter Julian Francisco

Scientific Comm Lead Community Medicine

Resources FFN

Please visit FFN philippines website to find more activities and resources!

Upcoming events for 2024

Updates from 2022

Current Situation

  • Population: 112,564,924 (5.7% aged 65 y.o. and above) – 50% of hip fractures non-surgically treated in rural areas
  • Strongly promoting multidisciplinary orthogeriatric fragility fracture care and secondary fracture prevention in the Philippines

Challenges

  • The understanding about Orthogeriatric care is still at its early stages locally

  • Challenging economic conditions

  • Bone health in the elderly is still not a priority by the government.

Exemplar Initiatives and Programs

  • Promoting information dissemination thru the FFN-Philippines website

  • Currently supporting the Pilot Philippine Hip Fracture Registry Project

Activities at a National Level

  • Supported and helped in the initiation of the Pilot Multicenter Philippine Hip Fracture Registry Project (on-going)
  • Local Organizer of the Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Segment of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Association Virtual Congress

Plans and Area of Focus for 2023

  • Formulate the Philippine Orthogeriatric-FLS Framework: with focus on family and community involvement
  • Multidisciplinary meetings engaging policy makers (with the National Academy of Science and Technology)

Partners

  • Phil. Orthopedic Association
  • Phil. Orthopedic Trauma Society
  • Osteoporosis Society of the Phil
  • Phil. Academy of Rehab Med
  • Gerontology Nurses Association of the Phil
  • Phil. College of Geriatric Med
  • Phil. Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Current Situation

  • Population: 112,564,924 (5.7% aged 65 y.o. and above) – 50% of hip fractures non-surgically treated in rural areas
  • Strongly promoting multidisciplinary orthogeriatric fragility fracture care and secondary fracture prevention in the Philippines

Challenges

  • The understanding about Orthogeriatric care is still at its early stages locally

  • Challenging economic conditions

  • Bone health in the elderly is still not a priority by the government.

Exemplar Initiatives and Programs

  • Promoting information dissemination thru the FFN-Philippines website

  • Currently supporting the Pilot Philippine Hip Fracture Registry Project

Activities at a National Level

  • Supported and helped in the initiation of the Pilot Multicenter Philippine Hip Fracture Registry Project (on-going)
  • Local Organizer of the Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Segment of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Association Virtual Congress

Plans and Area of Focus for 2023

  • Formulate the Philippine Orthogeriatric-FLS Framework: with focus on family and community involvement
  • Multidisciplinary meetings engaging policy makers (with the National Academy of Science and Technology)

Partners

  • Phil. Orthopedic Association
  • Phil. Orthopedic Trauma Society
  • Osteoporosis Society of the Phil
  • Phil. Academy of Rehab Med
  • Gerontology Nurses Association of the Phil
  • Phil. College of Geriatric Med
  • Phil. Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Projects

Launch of a Multicenter Implementation of OrthoGeriatrics and Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) for Elderly Hip Fractures

Meetings

An Evidence-based Framework For A Sustainable Digital Health Registry (1 April 2022)

Fragility Fracture Network

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