Fragility Fracture Network Malaysia Annual General Conference 2022

Fragility Fracture Network Malaysia Annual General Conference 2022

The Fragility Fracture Network Malaysia (FFNM) organised its first annual congress on 3 Dec 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This was attended by 93 delegates from multidisciplinary backgrounds ranging from geriatric medicine, nursing, orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine.

Delegates had the opportunity to hear talks on the evidence base for multidisciplinary fragility fracture care, pain management for the older people, operative and non-operative indications for hip fracture, acute vertebral fragility fracture management, maximising recovery after hip fracture surgery, fracture liaison services (FLS), the role of primary care in falls and fracture prevention, and the effectiveness of osteoporosis treatment for older people. There were also interactive panel discussions on challenging pre-operative cases, barriers and facilitators in setting up FLS services, and bone health optimisation in orthopaedic surgery. FFNM would like to express its gratitude to all the chairpersons, speakers and moderators who contributed to such a successful program.

During the annual congress, FFNM also launched its FLS framework. This document highlighted the fragility fracture burden in Malaysia and wider adoption of FLS will address our existing secondary fracture prevention care gap. The FFNM FLS framework writing group are grateful to the peer-reviewers who reviewed the framework and endorsements from 12 local and international societies. The framework details steps on how to implement FLS services and the use of a minimum common dataset (MCD) to performance manage.

A successful event with lots of learning, networking and sharing. FFNM, not one to rest on its laurels, is now moving on to plan its 2023 annual congress.

Dato’ Dr Joon-Kiong Lee (consultant orthopaedic surgeon and president of FFN Malaysia) delivering his speech during the launch of FFN Malaysia Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Framework
Council members of FFN Malaysia after the launch of FFNM Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Framework

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