Moderator: Dr Marla Shapiro, Family Physician, host of CTV show "Balance" on health issues, health columnist for the Globe & Mail newspaper
Jordan: Her Majesty Queen Rania, IOF Patron
Australia: Maxine McKew, Journalist, TV host, Patron Osteoporosis Australia
Canada: Maureen McTeer, Lawyer, human rights advocate, Patron of Osteoporosis Canada
China: Mrs Alice Chiu, Prominent philanthropist, Hong Kong
Panama: Justine Pasek, Miss Universe 2002, Patron of Fundacion de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabolicas Oseas, Panama
USA: Dr Ethel Siris, National Osteoporsis Foundation President, IOF Board Member
USA: Peggy Fleming, Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Champion – Figure Skating
UK: Baroness Julia Cumberlege, former UK Health Minister, prominent osteoporosis advocate
Led by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, these prominent women from around the world will call for action by government policy makers, health professionals and individual women themselves to fight the silent epidemic of osteoporosis.
Says Daniel Navid, IOF Chief Executive Officer, "Osteoporosis is one of the world's most common diseases in post-menopausal women, yet data show that it is severely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated."
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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