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    Friday, October 12

    New Investigator/New Member/ First-Time Attendee Reception
    Sponsored by the ASBMR Membership Development Committee and Young Investigator Subcommittee
    5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

    The ASBMR Membership Development Committee and Young Investigator Subcommittee members will be present for this meet-and-greet networking event. This reception promotes professional relationships between new investigators (early-career stage) and ASBMR leadership to encourage building a network of career-long contacts. The New Investigator Reception is held concurrently with the Welcome Reception and the Plenary Poster Session in an area adjacent to the ASBMR Networking Center in the Discovery Hall.

    Minority Investigator Reception
    Sponsored by the ASBMR Membership Development Committee and Minority Subcommittee
    5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

    Underrepresented minority attendees are invited to join ASBMR leadership, including the ASBMR Minority Subcommittee members, at this special reception. Take advantage of this forum for sharing your common experiences and unique challenges with your peers. The Reception will be held concurrently with the Welcome Reception and the Plenary Poster Session in a designated area adjacent to the ASBMR Networking Center in ASBMR’s  Discovery Hall.

    Young Investigator Networking Hour
    Sponsored by the ASBMR Membership Development Committee and Young Investigator Subcommittee
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    This cash-bar event is open to Young Investigators who want to continue to build connections in a fun and informal setting. Sign up to attend when you register for the meeting.

    Minority Investigator Networking Hour
    Sponsored by the ASBMR Membership Development Committee and Young Investigator Subcommittee
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Investigators are invited to attend this cashbar event open to under-represented minority investigators who want to continue fostering new professional relationships in a fun and informal setting. Sign up to attend when you register for the meeting.

    Speed Networking Event
    Sponsored by the Women in Bone and Mineral Research and Membership Development Committees
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Registration Fee: $35 ($15 students/trainees)

    The ASBMR Women in Bone and Mineral Research and Membership Development Committees are co-sponsoring this Speed Networking Event, providing you with a networking opportunity like no other. In 60 minutes you will have an opportunity to meet more than 10 researchers and in four minutes learn about them and introduce yourself. Come prepared with a two minute introduction that “sells” who you are and what you do. This is an opportunity to learn networking skills and meet members in all career stages. You will develop connections that can be otherwise difficult to make in meetings as large as ASBMR. Come and join the fun and expand your network. A reception will follow the event.


    Saturday, October 13


    ASBMR Networking Breakfast

    Sponsored by the ASBMR Membership Development Committee
    6:45 am – 8:00 am

    New Investigators (early-career stage), new ASBMR members and young and underrepresented minority investigators are invited to join ASBMR leadership, senior investigators and NIH Representatives for an informal networking breakfast. New Investigators and first-time attendees will have the opportunity to network with senior investigators at tables assigned by research topic. Breakfast will be provided.


    ASBMR Social Event: A Night at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

    Supported in part by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC
    8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

    Join your colleagues for a special night at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Several galleries will be open exclusively for ASBMR guests to view the museum’s collection of modernist design, contemporary, expressionist and impressionist art. Then the fun will move to the atrium and ballroom for dancing, dessert and drinks. Buses will be provided to take attendees from the convention center and select hotel routes for the 10-minute ride to the museum. A $30 ticket is required for admittance and can be purchased during the registration process.

    Sunday, October 14


    ASBMR Annual Town Hall Meeting and Reception
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    All attendees are invited to attend the ASBMR Town Hall Meeting and Reception, to learn more about the Society, including the year in review, planned activities, strategic directions and leadership opportunities. Come hear what ASBMR is working on, meet with ASBMR leadership, ask questions during an “open-mic” time and enjoy a wine and cheese reception.

    Ongoing Opportunities 

    ASBMR Networking Center and Knowledge X-Change
    Located in the new ASBMR Discovery Hall, the ASBMR Networking Center is a central spot to meet-up with old colleagues and to discover new collaborators and friends. It’s also a great place to meet our friendly ASBMR staff, to hold discussions with NIH representatives and enjoy free WiFi for online networking. The new Knowledge X-Change inside the Networking Center will host informal discussions with speakers and other leaders in the field.

    NIH Lounge
    Meet with representatives from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at the NIH Lounge in the ASBMR Networking Center to discuss your grant proposals and ideas. Program staff from the following institutes and centers will be available to share their knowledge and expertise:

    • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

    • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

    • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

    • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

    • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

    • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

    • Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

    Young Investigator Lounge
    Connect with other young investigator attendees at the Young Investigator Lounge located in the ASBMR Networking Center. Discuss common challenges and opportunities with your peers, and take the opportunity to make new friends and expand your network.


    Meet-the-Professor Sessions
    Meet-the-Professor Sessions are informal sessions designed to provide an opportunity to interact with experts in an intimate setting and discuss specific clinical and research topics. The sessions will be held Friday through Monday.  Please be sure to purchase a Meet-the-Professor Handout Booklet containing all the handouts supplied by the professors. The booklet can be purchased for $10 USD during Annual Meeting registration, to be picked up on site at the Convention Center. Handout Booklets will also be available in PDF format for download in advance of the meeting at no charge to members and meeting attendees.

    Poster Tours
    Sponsored by the ASBMR Education Committee
    Annual Meeting Poster Session Tours will take place during three poster sessions on Saturday, October 13, Sunday, October 14, and Monday, October 15. These poster tours will be guided by a prominent scientist in the bone field to assist attendees in navigating the science within the poster hall. Participants will be able to choose between tours focused on either basic or clinical science. Tours will begin at the ASBMR Networking Center and will last approximately 60 minutes. Please visit the ASBMR website in mid-September to sign up for one of these exciting tours.

    Working Groups
    Working Groups are small interactive evening sessions organized around focused topics of special interest to you and others in your specific area of study. They are part of the ASBMR Ancillary Program and are organized by members independent of the Official ASBMR Program. Additional tickets are required.