European Region

Region description

Europe is a very active Region of FFN, organizing educational events and engaging with success in projects of high importance. There are currently 9 established national FFNs in the European Region. We are working on the establishment of more national FFNs, in order to network with health professionals from all European countries, create and share best practices, find and solve care gaps and improve the fragility fracture care continuum, enhancing the global effort of FFN.

Regional email: euro-mena@fragilityfracturenetwork.org

Deputy info

Carmelinda Ruggiero

Mail : carmelinda.ruggiero@unipg.it

Dr. Ruggiero is professor of Geriatrics-Internal Medicine at University of Perugia, Italy. She is founder and head of the Orthogeriatric Unit of the Academic Hospital in Perugia, formally established in 2016, and of the Falls and Fracture Prevention Service, accredited as Post-Fracture Care Service by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, since 2017. She has been studying frailty, inflammation as underlying mechanism of age-related diseases, focusing on osteoporosis, bone-muscle interaction, fragility fractures and orthogeriatric acute and post-fracture care models. She developed and conducted regional educational programs in Orthogeriatrics for HC professionals and established Orthogeriatric curricula for Nursing Master Degree. Recipient of many National and International research grants. She is listed among top Italian scientists (150 publications in peer-review journal, 4200 citations and H-index 36). Dr Ruggiero is founder member and President of FFN Italy.

Europe Regions

  • UK
  • Bulgaria
  • Albania
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Norway
  • Ukraine

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