Welcome Message

Dear members of the Korean Society for Osteoporosis!

This is Jae-Hyup Lee from Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the 11th president of the Korean Society of Osteoporosis (KSO).

The KSO is a relatively young society ahead of celebrating its 25th anniversary but a large-scale society composed of various members working or interested in osteoporosis as well as members employed in numerous other professions. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to senior and junior executives and members for their dedication and participation in the development and growth of the KSO over the years.

The KSO holds various academic conferences and symposiums every year, including spring training lectures, expert meetings, autumn congress and training lectures, and position statement meetings. Moreover, it has successfully held the International Congress of Osteoporosis (ICO) four times. In addition, local branches in Gyeongin, Yeongnam, Gangwon, Honam and Jeju hold training lectures every year. We have Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia, an academic journal of the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), as our official journal, and we eagerly participate in its publication. In the future, we will strive to develop Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia into a more influential international journal.

The KSO has proposed policy on osteoporosis and has been striving to realize health insurance benefit standards for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and to expand coverage. As we are rapidly becoming a superaged society, we will fulfill our social responsibilities to national health promotion by educating the public and expanding training opportunities for clinicians and related occupations on the main diseases we deal with, such as osteoporosis and sarcopenia. In addition, the Korean Society of Osteoporosis plans to lead the way not only in clinical medicine but also in active academic exchanges with basic scientists and others to promote convergence research among members along with medical development.

Even during the period when international exchange was limited due to COVID-19, the KSO engaged in various activities for internationalization. We will try to play a leading role in the AFOS in the future, and make efforts to successfully hold the ICO 2023 in Korea through active exchanges with international societies related to osteoporosis, such as the ASBMR, ECTS, and IOF. We would like to ask for the support, active participation, and advice of all members of the Korean Society of Osteoporosis.

Lastly, I wish health and happiness for all the KSO members and your families

Thank you very much.
Jae-Hyup Lee
11th president of the Korean Society of Osteoporosis