ASBMR is pleased to announce the ASBMR Symposium–Current Concepts in Bone Fragility: From Cells to Surrogates that will be held on September 7, 2017, one day prior to the ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, USA.  

     ASBMR Symposium: Current Concepts in Bone Fragility: From Cells to Surrogates*

    Session 1

    • Hierarchical Material in Nature: How Bone is Tough
    • Interaction of Skeletal Traits Determines Long Bone Fragility
    • Beyond Whole Bone Strength

     Session 2

    • Multiscale Characterization of Human Bone: The Osteocyte Network
    • Beyond Bone Mineral: Contributions of Collagen and Non-Callagenous Proteins to Bone Strength
    • Contribution of Cortical vs Travecular Bone to Whole Bone Strength 
    • Mechanical Loading, Structural Heterogeneity and Bone Strength
    • Effect of Osteoporosis Therapies on Bone Mechanical Properties: Preclinical Studies

     Session 3

    • Extending DXA Beyond BMD
    • Contribution of Bone Microarchitecture to Fracture Risk
    • Bone Structure: Beyond Standard Metrics
    • Identifying Patients with Fragile Bone via QCT-based FEA

     Session 4

    • Atypical Femoral Fractures: Clinical Risk Factors
    • Atypical Femoral Fractures: Tissue Level Contribution?
    • Skeletal Fragility in T2D

    Session 5

    • The FNIH Bone Quality Study
    • Clinical Perspective: What do We Need?
    • Panel Discussion: Has the Time Come for Surrogate Endpoints for Fracture in OP Trials?


    *Program subject to change