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    • American Society of Nutrition
    • Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education
    • National Osteoporosis Foundation
    • Orthopaedic Research Society
    • The Paget Foundation for Paget's Disease of Bone and Related Disorders
    • U.S. Bone and Joint Decade

    Continuing Medical Education

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    FASEB designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME application forms are available online beginning April 27, 2009. Should you have questions, contact the FASEB Office of Scientific Meetings and Conferences, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-643-7010; email: fasebcme@faseb.org

    Meeting Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to delineate specific stem cell determinants of osteoblastogenesis and the bone marrow interactions that underlie marrow adipogenesis during states of malnutrition, glucose intolerance and aging; understand the role of the central nervous system in the homeostatic regulation of bone turnover and in pathologic conditions; clarify how changes in body composition and metabolic syndrome affect bone remodeling and fracture risk; and define the importance of marrow adiposity in the pathogenesis of primary and secondary causes of osteoporosis.


    Up to 20 ASBMR Young Investigator Awards will be provided to the top-ranked young investigator abstract submitters in recognition of their excellence in bone and mineral research. The award includes a $1,000 honorarium.


    We invite your participation as a tabletop exhibitor at the ASBMR Topical Meeting New Frontiers in Skeletal Research: Bone, Fat and Brain Connections which will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD, April 27-28, 2009.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services. This meeting brings more than 500 scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines including endocrinology, physiology, cell biology, pathology, molecular genetics, epidemiology, internal medicine, rheumatology, orthopaedics, dentistry, nephrology, and pharmacology in order to explore evolving approaches and innovations in skeletal research.

    If you are interested in learning about exhibiting opportunities at the ASBMR Topical Meeting, please contact ASBMR Director of Development, Deb Kroll at dkroll@asbmr.org or by phone at +1 (312) 673-5494, or Fax: (202) 367-2161. 

    Support Opportunities

    The ASBMR is the premier international professional, scientific and medical society established to promote excellence in bone and mineral research and to facilitate the translation of that research into clinical practice. We invite you to partner with ASBMR in its fulfillment of its mission, in helping us to implement new programs and continue to provide highly valued programs to our members and meeting attendees. The 2009 ASBMR Topical Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities include various levels of support for all budgets and include unprecedented recognition and exposure to the ASBMR membership, and the bone and mineral community at large.  As a supporter, you have a rare opportunity to showcase your organization to some of the most influential individuals from the most prominent institutions that is easily accessible to conference attendees and intimate enough to encourage quality conversation and idea-sharing.

    We believe ASBMR provides an excellent forum for your company's marketing and educational needs. Thank you for considering the diverse opportunities in the document linked below. We are always extremely grateful for your participation and support at any level which allows ASBMR to continue its extensive and top-notch offerings to its members and meeting attendees.

    We are currently accepting 2009 Topical Meeting pledges.  Please contact ASBMR Director of Development, Deb Kroll at dkroll@asbmr.org or by phone at +1 ..., or Fax: (202) 367-2161.