The Endocrine Fellows Foundation (EFF) and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) are pleased to again offer fellows training in osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS/PhD) a unique opportunity to participate in the Eleventh Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases, September 6-7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA. The Forum will be held one day prior to the ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting. Directors of Postdoctoral Subspecialty Training Programs for MDs and Pre- or Postdoctoral PhD Fellowship Training Programs are invited to select individuals from their programs who meet the criteria listed below and whose education 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, Teresita Bellido, Paul Miller, John Adams, Bart Clarke 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 coach airfare up to $750 USD; selected international attendees will be provided round-trip airfare up to $1,000 USD. Hotel accommodations for selected attendees for the nights of September 6th and 7th will also be covered. Extended stays to attend the ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting (September 8-11) can be arranged, but are the responsibility of the attendee to schedule. 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 Friday, May 26, 2017
NOTIFICATION DATE: Fellows selected will be notified by Friday June 9, 2017.
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 2017 Annual Meeting, September 7-11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
ABSTRACTS: All fellows are encouraged, but not required, to submit an abstract based upon the research they are conducting. See attached Abstract Form for further details.
APPLICATIONS: Applications can be emailed or faxed and must include the application form and if applicable your abstract. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 26, 2017
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