ASBMR Mourns the Passing of Dr. Silvano Adami
Date: March 30, 2016
The Society is sad to announce the passing of member Dr. Silvano Adami. Dr. Adami was the Director of Rheumatology at the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata in Verona, Italy. He was a friend and colleague to many, a long-time participant of the ASBMR Annual Meetings, and past contributor to the Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism. Dr. Adami was also a founder and Past-President on the Italian Society for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Skeletal Disorders.
Throughout his career, Dr. Adami provided seminal contributions to our understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders, and functioned as lead investigator of many large-scale trials on osteoporosis medications. He was a relentless advocate for implementation of programs for fracture prevention in Italy and in Europe, and a passionate, insightful, and determined clinician and researcher. Silvano was a role model and a dear friend to those who have had the privilege of working with him; his gentle smile and demeanor will be greatly missed, along with his acumen and deep knowledge of our field. We invite you to leave a note or share a memory of Dr. Adami on the ASBMR community page.