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The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s methods and processes for developing position statements

  • Taylor C. Wallace
  • Douglas C. Bauer
  • Robert F. Gagel
  • Susan L. Greenspan
  • Joan M. Lappe
  • Meryl S. LeBoff
  • Robert R. Recker
  • Kenneth G. Saag
  • Andrea J. Singer
Position Paper



The methods and processes described in this manuscript have been approved and adopted by the NOF Board of Trustees on November 11, 2015. This manuscript has been peer-reviewed by the NOF Research Committee and Osteoporosis International.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation frequently publishes position statements for the benefit of educating healthcare professionals and the general public on a particular issue and/or concern related to preventing osteoporosis and/or promoting strong bones throughout the lifespan. This manuscript represents the official methods and processes adopted by the NOF Board of Trustees for the purpose developing future position statements in a transparent and unbiased manner.


Position statement Process National Osteoporosis Foundation 



Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Osteoporosis Foundation


National Institutes of Health


Compliance with ethical standards

Sources of financial support


Conflicts of interest

TCW is employed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Bauer DC, Gagel RF, Greenspan SL, Lappe JM, LeBoff MS, Recker RR, Saag KG, and Singer AJ are members of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Board of Trustees.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taylor C. Wallace
    • 1
    • 2
  • Douglas C. Bauer
    • 3
  • Robert F. Gagel
    • 4
  • Susan L. Greenspan
    • 5
  • Joan M. Lappe
    • 6
  • Meryl S. LeBoff
    • 7
  • Robert R. Recker
    • 8
  • Kenneth G. Saag
    • 9
  • Andrea J. Singer
    • 10
  1. 1.National Osteoporosis FoundationArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition and Food StudiesGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and BiostatisticsUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Endocrine NeoplasiaThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  5. 5.Department of MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  6. 6.Schools of Nursing and MedicineCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA
  7. 7.Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center and Bone Density Unit, Calcium and Bone Section, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  8. 8.Osteoporosis Research CenterCreighton University School of MedicineOmahaUSA
  9. 9.Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of MedicineUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  10. 10.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMedStar Georgetown University HospitalWashingtonUSA

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