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Now Accepting Applications for
ASBMR Volunteer Leadership Positions!

We need you! ASBMR volunteer leaders play an active role in developing and leading the worldwide research agenda in bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science. Nominate yourself or a colleague for a leadership position to actively contribute to ASBMR’s strategic goals, develop crucial leadership skills and make important career connections. The deadline for applications is March 11, 2019. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination!


Apply Now for the 2019 Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award: Application Deadline February 22, 2019

With a new application process for 2019, the Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award is for a female young investigator who resides outside the United States (preference given to those in an emerging and/or developing country). The award will provide the resources needed for the selected individual to attend the 2019 ASBMR Annual Meeting, mentorship from senior women in related areas of research, and membership in ASBMR. The award amount is up to $2,000. To read more about the award and eligibility requirements, click here. Applicants must submit a draft of the abstract they plan to present at the 2019 ASBMR Annual Meeting, one letter of support, a current CV, and a summary of their career objectives. Applications will open Monday, January 14 with an application deadline of February 22, 2019.


Last Call: Apply for the USBJI Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program Today!
Deadline is Next Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

The USBJI Young Investigator Initiative is a grant mentoring program providing early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career. The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded. The Spring 2019 workshop will take place on April 26-28, 2019, in Rosemont, Illinois, USA (Chicago). Click here to learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and application instructions.  The deadline for applications is next Tuesday, January 15, 2019.


Now Accepting Late-Breaking Abstracts for the IFMRS Herbert Fleisch Workshop! Deadline to Submit is January 15, 2019!

The International Federation for Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS) is now accepting late-breaking abstracts for the 3rd Herbert Fleisch Workshop, held March 17-19, 2019, in Brugge, Belgium. The Herbert Fleisch Workshop is designed to bring together excellent international investigators and young and mid-career scientists working in bone and cartilage research, for vigorous data discussion and networking. Students, postdocs, and early stage PIs are therefore particularly encouraged to submit an abstract. All aspects of bone biology, basic and applied, are welcomed. For more information and to access the abstract submission form, click here. The deadline to submit late-breaking abstracts is Tuesday, January 15, 2019.


Register Today for the January 14th NASEM Webinar on
Open Science by Design!

In 2018, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) published five reports on a broad range of issues in scientific education, research, and training. The Association of American Medical Colleges, FASEB, and NASEM are launching a monthly, one-hour series of webinars to discuss the major findings, implications, and recommendations from these reports. On the third Monday of the month from 1:00-2:00 p.m., each subsequent webinar will feature a NASEM study director and focus on a single report. The next of these webinars will be held on Monday, January 14th, and will be covering the NASEM report “Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research”, hosted by Tom Arrison, program director in the Policy and Global Affairs Division of NASEM. Click here to learn more and register.


Nominations for 2019 Fellows of the ASBMR Are Open!
Nomination Deadline is March 15, 2019

ASBMR is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Fellows of the ASBMR. To be considered eligible, one must:

  • Be a current Full Member or Emeritus Member of ASBMR
  • Been a Full Member of ASBMR for at least ten years (does not have to be continuous).
  • Demonstrated significant contributions to the field.
  • Published at least five articles in JBMR® and/or JBMR® Plus (Annual Meeting abstracts included)

This distinguished program recognizes long-term ASBMR members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science. The program is committed to recognizing the breadth and diversity of the Society’s membership. Fellows are nominated by their peers, followed by evaluation and selection by a review committee. To learn more about this exciting new program, the eligibility criteria and nomination guidelines click here. The nomination deadline is March 15, 2019.


FASEB Excellence in Science 2020 Award Nominations Now Open!
Deadline is March 1, 2019

The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  Recipients are women whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. Beginning with the 2020 award cycle, the Excellence in Science program will be expanded to include two new awards recognizing achievements by early- and mid-career women scientists. The three award categories are:

  • Excellence in Science Award – Lifetime Achievement ($10,000 unrestricted grant)
  • Excellence in Science Award – Mid-Career Investigator ($5,000 unrestricted grant)
  • Excellence in Science Award – Early-Career Investigator ($5,000 unrestricted grant)

Award recipients will be expected to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB Member Society.  Presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the lecture. In addition to the unrestricted research grant, the award covers the recipients’ travel to/from the meeting, hotel expenses, complimentary meeting registration, and a plaque in recognition of the awardee’s achievement. The deadline is March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm ETClick here for more information.

JBMR® Plus Highlights
Abstracts from the First Scientific Meeting of the Soft Bones Foundation
First Published: 22 December 2018
Bone Science in the News
EVENITY™ (romosozumab) Receives Approval In Japan For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis In Patients At High Risk Of Fracture
MarketWatch (1/8/2019)

Bisphosphonates produce varying results during drug holidays
Endocrine Today (1/7/2019)
Cellular protein signal can be manipulated to favor bone building
News-Medical.net (1/7/2019)
Within-person pain variability and physical activity in older adults with osteoarthritis from six European countries
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (1/5/2019)
Canagliflozin not associated with fracture risk
Endocrine Today (1/4/2019)
Events Calendar
January 14, 2019
NASEM Report Webinar: “Open Science by Design”
Online webinar
February 18, 2019
NASEM Report Webinar: “Breaking Through: the Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Science Researchers”
Online webinar
February 20 - 22, 2019
8th International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR2019)
Miami Beach, FL United States
March 11 - 12, 2019
U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conference: "Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders"
Bethesda, MD United States
Contact ASBMR
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Tel.: +1 (202) 367-1161
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Email: asbmr@asbmr.org

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