On behalf of the Osteoporosis Society of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (OSPFI), I welcome all the delegates and colleagues to the 6th Annual Meeting of the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies in Manila, Philippines. It is certainly the pride and honour of OSPFI to be the host to this event right in the heart of Manila.
The landscape of osteoporosis has significantly changed for the past decade so much so that scientists and healthcare partners in Asia and the rest of the world should come together to better understand the complex facet of this condition. In this era of caring for an aging population, all of us need to learn from each other and find ways that will address osteoporosis and fragility fractures more efficiently in this region. It is during fora and meetings like this where we need to get our acts together, plan and discuss unifying actions towards healthcare delivery to the senior citizens of our societies.
Allow me to thank the organizing committee for accepting daunting task of preparing for this meeting, to both the local and international colleagues and experts who came from all over the Asian region in support of OSPFI, and to our industry partners who have extended unwavering support to ensure success of this meeting.
Let us all learn, enjoy each other’s company, and stay connected.
Mabuhay tayong lahat!
Julie Li-Yu, MD, MSPH