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    ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting Advisory

    Date: October 14, 2013

    WASHINGTON, DC – The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2013 Annual Meeting is the largest scientific meeting in the world on bone and mineral metabolism, offering an exceptional scientific program that highlights innovative research, technology and new clinical treatments in bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism. 

    This year’s Annual Meeting, being held in Baltimore, MD USA, October 4 – 7, 2013, brings together more than 4,000 researchers and clinicians from nearly 70 countries. The meeting includes lectures and symposia plus over 1,400 poster presentations and 200 oral presentations. 

    This year the ASBMR is offering a topical program that precedes the Annual Meeting. The ASBMR Symposium: Cutting Edge Discoveries in Muscle Biology, Disease and Therapeutics will be held on October 3, one day prior to the ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting. This special one-day symposium has been organized to advance the understanding of muscle and bone interactions in order to discover treatments and means to prevent both sarcopenia and osteoporosis. The symposium will draw leading muscle and bone researchers nationally and internationally along with invited experts to exchange ideas and stimulate new collaborations.

    All events take place at the Baltimore Convention Center located at 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, unless otherwise noted. 

    Following are a sampling of highlights from each day of the meeting:

    Thursday, October 3 – ASBMR Symposium: Cutting Edge Discoveries in Muscle Biology, Disease and Therapeutics

    • The Cells of Muscle
    • Function Beyond Contraction
    • Clinical Application of Muscle Wasting and Disease
    • Therapeutics

     Friday, October 4 – ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting Begins

    • Gerald D. Aurbach Memorial Lecture: Wnt Signaling and Stem Cell Control, 8:00 am – 9:30 am (Hall A) Speaker: Roel Nusse, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Stanford University School of Medicine
    • Symposium: What’s Hot in Inflammatory Bone Disease, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm (Room 307-310)
    • ASBMR/ECTS Clinical Debate – Treatments Developed for Fracture Prevention in Osteoporosis Can be Used in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Hall A)
    • ASBMR Discovery Hall Opening, 5:45 pm (Hall C)

    Saturday, October 5

    • Louis V. Avioli Lecture: Epigenetic Regulation of Skeletal Biology and Pathology, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Hall A) Speaker: Jane Lian, Ph.D., University of Vermont
    • Clinical Evening at ASBMR: Do Treatments for Osteoporosis Harm Our Patients?, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, (Hilton Baltimore, Holiday Ballroom, Salon 2)
    • Basic Distinguished Orals & Networking Reception: Multi-Organ Interactions with the Musculoskeletal System, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Room 314-317)

    Sunday, October 6

    • Funding Opportunities in a Changing NIH Landscape, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Room 327-328)
    • ASBMR/ECTS Plenary Symposium: Sclerostin: The Journey from Discovery to Application, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm (Hall A)

    Monday, October 7

    • Clinical Roundtable/Case Conference: Monitoring Treatment Response in Osteoporosis, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Room 314-317)
    • Plenary Symposium: Up and Coming Treatments for Bone Disease, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm (Hall A)

    For a complete program, please visit www.asbmr.org/official-program. For more media information and registration details, please go to https://www.asbmr.org/media and or contact Amanda Wood, ASBMR Marketing and Communications, awood@asbmr.org.

    NOTE: ASBMR will update its online press room throughout the meeting with new releases, meeting highlights and images. For access to the online press room, please contact awood@asbmr.org.


    The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research®), the Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies. To learn more about upcoming meetings and publications, please visit www.asbmr.org.

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