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    Travel funds available for EFF 6th Fellows Forum

    Date: June 12, 2012

    The Endocrine Fellows Foundation (EFF) and ASBMR are again offering fellows, MDs, pre and postdoctoral PhDs training in osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases travel and hotel funds to participate in the Sixth Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases being held immediately prior to this year’s ASBMR 2012 Annual Meeting in in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Directors of Postdoctoral Subspecialty Training Programs for M.D.s, Pre- or Postdoctoral Ph.D. Fellowship Training Programs are invited to select individuals from their programs who meet the criteria listed below and whose education, in their opinion, would be enhanced by participating in this Forum.

    The format of the day will include plenary lectures and breakout sessions given by distinguished leaders in the field.  Faculty will include: John Bilezikian, Clifford Rosen, Marjorie Luckey, Ego Seeman, Mary Bouxsein, Michael McClung, Paul Miller, and others.  The topics selected for presentation and discussion will be timely and among the most important in our field.  There will be an equal balance of topics from both clinical and basic aspects of metabolic bone diseases.

    Selected North American attendees will be provided round-trip airfare; selected international attendees will be provided round-trip airfare up to $1,000 US. Hotel accommodations for the nights of October 10 and 11, 2012 at the Forum meeting hotel will also be provided. Extended stays to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting (October 12-15) can be arranged, but are the responsibility of the attendee. No more than one fellow per program will be selected; no more than two fellows from any institution will be selected.

    DEADLINE: The deadline for applications is Monday, July 9, 2012.

    NOTIFICATION DATE: Fellows selected will be notified by Monday, July 16, 2012.

    SELECTION CRITERIA: Nominated fellows must meet the following criteria at the time the application is submitted:

    - Have a M.D. degree or be in a Ph.D. training program.

    - Be actively enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year fellow in an accredited fellowship or Ph.D. training program.  The focus of the fellow’s training program must be in metabolic bone diseases but can be from any of the subspecialties (i.e., endocrinology, rheumatologic, basic bone biology, orthopedic research, geriatrics, etc.).

    - Selected fellows are strongly encouraged to attend the ASBMR 2012 Annual Meeting, October 12-15, 2012 in Minneapolis.  Fellows attending the Forum will be able to register at a special discounted rate: early-bird registration fees, until August 16th are $205.

    ABSTRACTS: All fellows are encouraged, but not required, to submit an abstract based upon the research they are conducting.  See Abstract Form below for further details.

    TO APPLY: Complete the Application Form and/or the Abstract Form.