• Special Sessions

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    Friday, October 12 

    Grant Writing Workshop: Writing a Persuasive Grant

    Sponsored by the ASBMR Membership Development and Education Committees

    10:00 am – 11:00 am

    The ability to write a successful grant can  determine the course of an investigator’s career. A panel of experts made up of U.S. and international researchers will offer insights and tips on how to write a  persuasive grant, the common mistakes that grant submitters make and the elements in a grant application that reviewers consider most important. U.S. and international investigators at all career levels are encouraged to attend this interactive forum that will focus on the universal aspects of successful grant writing. This session is a can’t miss opportunity for anyone writing a research grant or wanting to gain valuable insight into the grant-writing process.


    Wenhan Chang, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (USA), Membership Development Committee Chair
    Marian Hannan, DSc, MPH, Hebrew SeniorLife and Harvard Medical School (USA), Education Committee Chair


    Rajesh Thakker, M.D., FRCP, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
    Nicola Partridge, Ph.D., New York University College of Dentistry (USA)

    Masaki Noda, M.D., Ph.D., Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Japan)
    John Adams, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles (USA)

    Meeting Overview for Health Professionals

    10:00 am – 11:00 am

    This special session is of interest to all health professionals, first-time meeting attendees, young investigators, individuals new to the field, nurses, clinical research study coordinators, physical therapists and/or those seeking guidance in navigating through the extensive ASBMR program.

    Betsy McClung, R.N., M.N., Oregon Osteoporosis Center (USA)
    Diane Krueger, CCRC, CDT, University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)

    Basic Science Meeting Overview
    Roland Baron, D.D.S., Ph.D., Harvard School of Medicine and of Dental Medicine (USA)

    Clinical Science Meeting Overview
    John Bilezikian, M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (USA)

    ASBMR/ECTS Clinical Debate - FRAX Is More Useful than Individual Risk Factors for Identifying Patients who will Experience Larger Reductions in Fracture Risk with Treatment

    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Suzanne Jan De Beur, M.D., Johns Hopkins University (USA)
    Adolfo Diez-Perez, M.D., Ph.D., Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)


    For Argument
    Eugene McCloskey, M.D., MRCP, M.B., University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

    Against Argument
    Dennis Black, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (USA)

    Saturday, October 13

    Clinical Roundtable/Case Conference – Male Hormone Replacement Therapy in Osteoporosis

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Jean-Marc Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D., University Hospital of Ghent (Belgium)

    Effects of Testosterone Deficiency and Replacement on Bone Metabolism in Men
    Joel Finkelstein, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)

    SE RMS and Estrogens in Men
    Eric Orwoll, M.D., Oregon Health and Science University (USA)

    Leadership Session: Conversations with ASBMR Esteemed Award Winners

    Sponsored by the Women in Bone and Mineral Research, Membership Development and Education Committees

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Hear from ASBMR Esteemed Award Recipients as they provide insights to their research and career development. Each recipient will briefly discuss their career and research, highlighting the challenges they faced and the key leadership strategies they used to achieve success. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions—don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from the leaders in the field.

    Clinical Evening at ASBMR: Evidence-based Management of Osteoporosis

    5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Supported by Educational Grants from Amgen, Inc., Lilly USA, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc. and Warner Chilcott Company, LLC.

    Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees must be registered for the ASBMR 2012 Annual Meeting.

    Robert Adler, M.D., McGuire VA Medical Center (USA)
    Jane Cauley, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (USA)

    Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis and the ACR Guidelines
    Karen Hansen, M.D., University of Wisconsin (USA)

    Osteoporosis in Men and the Endocrine Society Guidelines
    Peter Ebeling, M.D., FRACP, The University of Melbourne (Australia)

    DXA BMD Testing Interval in Older Women
    Margaret Gourlay, M.D., MPH, University of North Carolina (USA)
    Kristine Ensrud, M.D., MPH, Minneapolis VA Medical Center/University of Minnesota (USA)

    Sunday, October 14

    Clinical Roundtable/Case Conference – Vitamin D and Repercussions of the IOM Report

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC

    Nancy Lane, M.D., University of California, Davis Medical Center (USA)
    Salvatore Minisola, M.D., University of Rome (Italy)

    Usefulness Vitamin D Assays
    Neil Binkley, M.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)

    How Much Vitamin D Do We Need?
    Susan Shapses, Ph.D., Rutgers University (USA)

    Career Development – Secrets to Building a Great Research Team

    Sponsored by the ASBMR Membership Development Committee and Women in Bone and Mineral Research Committees

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Building and maintaining a strong research team is a crucial career skill. This session, designed for investigators at all stages, will address key elements that help forge great research teams, including the qualities of effective team leaders, the positive behaviors of good team members and the differences  to consider when building a clinical vs. basic laboratory team. Following the panel there will be an interactive discussion. This session is a must-attend for investigators at all career stages and will provide practical, useful career development advice.

    Wenhan Chang, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (USA), Membership Development Committee Chair
    Janine Danks, BSc, MSc, Ph.D., School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University (Australia) 

    Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School (USA)
    Jack Martin, Ph.D., St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (Australia)
    Kenneth White, Ph.D., University of Indiana School of Medicine (USA)

    Clinical Roundtable/Case Conference – Parathyroid Hormone, Hyperparathyroidism and Hypoparathyroidism

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    John Potts, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)

    Response to PTH in Hypoparathyroidism 
    Mishaela Rubin, M.D., Columbia University (USA)

    Spectrum of Hyperparathyroidism
    Leif Mosekilde, M.D., DMSc, Aarhus University Hospital (Denmark)