IOF President's Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President's Award honors IOF members from different regions of the world who have made a significant and unstinting contribution to the advancement of the work of the IOF, through furthering one or more of the mission statements and/or goals of the Foundation. Recipients are selected by the IOF President, with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.

IOF CSA Medal of Achievement

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) CSA Medal of Achievement honors individual researchers who have significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis through their original and outstanding scientific contributions. The award underlines important aspects of IOF's mission - to increase understanding and awareness of osteoporosis and to promote medical innovation. The IOF Medal of Achievement is presented every year during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress. Candidates are nominated by members of IOF's Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) and the winner selected by the Chair of the CSA with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.

IOF Olof Johnell Science Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Olof Johnell Science Award, named in honor of the late Professor Olof Johnell is awarded every year during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress. The Award honors an individual who has contributed to the field of osteoporosis in a scientific or policy implementation area, worldwide. The candidates will be nominated by IOF members and the winner chosen by the IOF Board.

IOF Committee of National Societies Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Committee of National Societies Medal honors an individual who has made an important contribution to IOFs Committee of National Societies (CNS) through active participation in CNS activities and by expanding IOF's message and outreach in his/her country. An IOF Committee selects the winner, with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.

ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award

The "ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award" is intended to reward the work of a young researcher, who has already demonstrated his/her scientific merits without having yet reached a prominent academic position. Numerous awards are dedicated to young promising scientists and other honor the "Masters and Mentors" for their overall work. Nevertheless, there is in between a gap, in the recognition of those who represent the next generation of leaders.

2023 ESCEO Medal of Excellence

The "ESCEO Medal of Excellence" is a prize intended to honor and reward an outstanding contribution to the field of bone, joint and muscle from an established researcher

ESCEO-IOF Herbert Fleisch Medal

The "ESCEO-IOF Herbert Fleisch Medal" is intended to reward a researcher who has made outstanding and innovative contribution in basic or translational science. The award is named in honor of Herbert Fleisch, a renowned researcher whose pioneering work has greatly influenced the understanding of bone and mineral metabolism.

2023 ESCEO-Islene Araujo de Carvalho Grant

We have the great pleasure to announce you the call for nominations to the 2023 ESCEO-Islene Araujo de Carvalho Grant. This Grant, of a value of 2.500 Euros, will support a scientific project:

  • Conducted in a global public health perspective.
  • In the field of musculoskeletal health and aging.

It has been named after Doctor Islene Araujo de Carvalho, former Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Ageing, at WHO, who passed away much too early, and leaving all of us in great sadness.


  • The applicant should be less than 50 years old at the time of the submission
  • The applicant should have submitted at least one abstract to the WCO 2023 (first or associated author)
  • The applicant should be physically present in Barcelona to receive the Award.
  • The project should reach the ESCEO Secretariat ( by February 20, 2023.
  • The application should be limited to the presentation of the research proposal in two A4 pages and to a one-page summary of the CV of the applicant. Applications should be in English.
  • A copy of the abstract submitted by the applicant (first or associated author) to the WCO 2023 should be included.

The Jury will included

  • Doctor Anshu Banerjee (Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health & Ageing, World Health Organization)
  • Doctor Jotheeswaran Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan (Technical Officer (Epidemiologist), Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization)
  • Professor Jean-Yves Reginster (ESCEO President)
  • Professor Cyrus Cooper (ESCEO Vice-President)
  • Professor René Rizzoli (Chairman of the ESCEO Scientific Advisory Board)
  • Professor Olivier Bruyère (ESCEO Chief Executive Officer)
  • Professor Etienne Cavalier (ESCEO General Secretary).

The recipient of the 2023 ESCEO-Islene Araujo de Carvalho Grant will be announced by March 10, 2023, and the recipient will be presented with a Medal during the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases that will take place in Barcelona on Thursday May 4 2023 (

Disclaimer: This Grant is an initiative which is solely undertaken by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, an association registered as a not-for-profit (association sans but lucratif ASBL) association in Belgium. It does not involve, in any way, the World Health Organization, their regional offices or any of their employees.