• Announcing a New Edition of the Primer!

    The Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, 8th Edition is the field-leading, one-stop reference for anyone working in fields related to bone health and disease.

    This upcoming edition has been fully revised, updated and expanded by the leading researchers and clinicians in the field to provide concise coverage of the widest possible spectrum of metabolic bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism. Chapters look to explain basic biological factors of healthy development and disease states and make the research easily translatable to clinical interventions.

    With double the content of the previous edition, the eighth edition includes 13 new chapters, 9 of which are collected in a brand-new section, “The Skeleton and Its Integration with Other Tissues.” Additionally, the book now presents figures and illustrations in stunning full color.

    The eighth edition of the Primer will publish in August 2013. The Editor-in-Chief is Clifford J. Rosen, M.D., Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Scarborough, Maine, USA.

    ASBMR members receive online access, one print copy, and 25% off of any additional copies of the Primer they may wish to purchase, as a benefit of dues. Once published, members will be able to access the Primer online by logging into the ASBMR website using their ASBMR username and password.

    Nonmembers and organizations may order the Primer directly from John Wiley & Sons, which is the ASBMR’s exclusive marketing and sales agent for the eighth edition. The new edition is available in print, web, and e-book formats.

    Table of Contents for Eighth Edition 

    Section I: Molecular Cellular and Genetic Determinants of Bone Structure and Formation

    Section II: Skeletal Physiology

    Section III: Mineral Homeostasis

    Section IV: Investigation of Metabolic Bone Diseases

    Section V: Osteoporosis

    Section VI: Disorders of Mineral Homeostasis

    Section VII: Cancer and Bone

    Section VIII: Sclerosing and Dysplastic Bone Diseases

    Section IX: Approach to Nephrolithiasis

    Section X: Oral and Maxillofacial Biology and Pathology

    Section XI: The Skeleton and Its Integration with Other Tissues

  • Primer Corporate Sponsors

    Distribution to the ASBMR membership of the Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, Eighth Edition, is supported by unrestricted educational grants from the following companies:


    Silver: Warner Chilcott



    Bronze: Alexion



    Partner: OsteoMetrics



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