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    Media Advisory

    Date: September 06, 2011


    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT: Amy E. Goetz
    +1 (312) 673-5824
    agoetz@asbmr.org

    (Washington, DC) The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2011 Annual Meeting is the largest scientific meeting in the world on bone and mineral metabolism, offering an exceptional scientific program on innovative research, technology and new clinical treatments in bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism. This year’s Annual Meeting being held in San Diego, California USA, September 16 – 20, 2011, brings together an estimated 5,000 researchers and clinicians from more than 60 countries. The meeting includes lectures and symposia plus more than 1,400 poster presentations and 260 oral presentations.

    A Sampling of Highlights•

    • Louis V. Avioli Memorial Lecture: Osteocytes: The Great Communicators – Saturday, Sep 17,8:00-9:00 am, Keynote Speaker: Lynda F. Bonewald, Ph.D., University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA• 
    • Gerald D. Aurbach Memorial Lecture: MicroRNA Control of Muscle Development and Disease – Sunday, Sep 18, 8:00-9:00 am, Keynote Speaker: Eric Olson, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

    Symposia and Special Sessions•

    • Plenary Symposium I: Muscle and Bone Interactions – Friday, Sep 16, 8:30-11:00 am• 
    • Symposium: Osteoblast/Osteoclast Coupling – Friday, Sep 16, 12:00-1:30 pm• Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges in Osteoporosis – Friday, Sep 16, 11:00-12:00 pm• 
    • Symposium: Autophagy in Bone Health and Disease – Friday, Sep 16,1:45-3:15 pm• 
    • Symposium: Systems Approaches to Secondary Fracture – Friday, Sep 16,1:45-3:15 pm• 
    • Clinical Debate: Calcium Supplementation is Safe and Effective – Friday, Sep 16,3:30-4:30 pm• 
    • State-of-the-Art Lectures: Bone-Hematopoietic Interactions – Saturday, Sep 17, 4:00-5:00 pm• 
    • Clinical Update for Health Care Professionals: IOM Report on Vitamin D – Sunday, Sep 18, 4:00-5:00 pm• 
    • State-of-the-Art Lectures: TRP Channel Signaling In Skeletal Physiology and Mineral Metabolism –Sunday, Sep 18, 4:00-5:30 pm
    • Plenary Symposium II: Lipotoxicity: Bad to the Bone – Monday, Sep 19, 8:00-9:30 am• 
    • Advocating for Science in Challenging Times – Monday, Sep 19, 1:30-2:30 pm• 
    • Plenary Symposium III: Novel Genetic and Epigenetic Approaches to Human Disease – Tuesday,Sep 20,10:15-11:45 am

    Oral and Poster Sessions•

    • Fracture Incidence in Obese Postmenopausal Women: The Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women – Friday, Sep 16, 5:45 pm, Presenter: Juliet Compston, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicines, United Kingdom• 
    • Administration of Oral Bisphosphonates Prior to the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Is Associated with a Reduction in the Development of Skeletal Metastases Independent of Stage of Disease at Diagnosis – Sunday, Sep 18, 10:15 am, Presenter: Richard Kremer, McGill University, Royal Victoria Hospital, Canada• 
    • Effect of Weekly Teriparatide in Patients with Osteoporosis – Monday, Sep 19, 3:15 pm, Presenter: Toshitaka Nakamura, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan• 
    • Fractures and Mortality in Relation to Different Osteoporosis Treatments –Monday, Sep 19, 4:30 pm, Presenter: Huifeng Yun, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA• 
    • Systemic Administration of Soluble Activin Receptors Produces Differential Anabolic Effects in Muscle and Bone in Mice – Monday, Sep 19, 11:00 am, Presenter: Douglas Digirolamo, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    For more media information, please go to http://www.asbmr.org and see “Media” under the ASBMR 2011 Annual Meeting or contact Amy Goetz, ASBMR Marketing & Communications, agoetz@asbmr.org.

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    The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the premier 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. The Society has a membership of nearly 4,000 physicians,basic research scientists, and clinical investigators from around the world. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research), the Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies. To learn more about the Society and the field of bone and mineral research, visit the ASBMR website at www.asbmr.org