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    The next ASBMR topical meeting on New Frontiers in Skeletal Research: Bone, Fat and Brain Connections will take place April 27 - 28, 2009, at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

    • New Frontiers in Skeletal Research: Bone, Fat and Brain Connections Preliminary Program

    Please join us for this two-day meeting will provide a forum to share ideas, discuss recent developments and explore the latest advances in the emerging area of bone-fat-brain connections. This developing aspect of endocrinology spans a wide spectrum of disciplines including metabolism, bone physiology and neurology, and it requires tools of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, radiology, hematology and neurophysiology to be fully explored.

    Scientists, clinicians, young investigators and other health professionals from around the world will gather for the opportunity to:

    • Understand the role of the central nervous system in the homeostatic regulation of bone turnover
      and in pathologic conditions
    • Delineate specific genes and cell determinants of osteoblastogenesis and the bone marrow
      interactions that underlie marrow adipogenesis during states of malnutrition, glucose intolerance
      and aging
    • Clarify how changes in body composition and the metabolic syndrome affect bone remodeling
      and fracture risk
    • Define the endocrine functions of the skeleton.