North America

Fragility Fracture Network (North America)

The North American region includes two countries: Canada and United States. There is an increasing interest for FFN activities in both North American countries. Discussions with those interested in post fracture care are ongoing with plans to sponsor four webinars on relevant topics in orthogeriatrics in the last quarter of 2022 and the first two quarters of 2023. Discussions also are underway in Canada and US on establishing national FFNs or post fracture care coalitions comprised of several organizations in each country, recognizing that there are many well-established organizations in both countries, none of which focuses on all aspects of post-fracture care and all professions that provide it.


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Dr. Magaziner is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Research on Aging. He has been studying outcomes from hip fracture for almost 40 years, examining changes in function, bone and muscle following hip fracture, and the design and implementation of interventions to improve outcomes from hip fractures. He has been continuously funded by the National Institute on Aging since 1983, and has received two consecutive MERIT Awards from the NIA in recognition of his contributions to our understanding of recovery from hip fracture. Dr. Magaziner is past president of the Fragility Fracture Network.

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