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Deadline May 3 to Apply for Young Investigator Awards to Attend Ph.D. Training Course in Bologna, Italy

The ASBMR Young Investigator Awards for Ph.D. Training will cover registration and travel for five ASBMR members to attend the 2019 European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Ph.D. Training Course in Bologna, Italy from September 7-10, 2019. ECTS offers a four-day training course for Ph.D. students and faculty each year, covering basic and clinical bone science. Read more about this opportunity here! The deadline to apply is tomorrow, Friday, May 3, 2019.


Still Time to Nominate a Colleague for an ASBMR Esteemed Award – Deadline May 3

An important way in which ASBMR supports its mission and promotes excellence is by recognition of outstanding members through prestigious awards given annually at the ASBMR Annual Meeting. Consider nominating one of your deserving colleagues for an ASBMR Esteemed Award! All nominations must be submitted using the online nomination form. Before completing the online nomination form, please read the Award Nomination Instructions. All ASBMR members are eligible to receive an award, except as restricted by specific award criteria. The online nomination form must be submitted by Friday, May 3, 2019.


Apply for Funding to the 5th joint meeting of the Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research Society

ASBMR is pleased to announce the availability of funding for two (2) Young Investigator Awards ($1,500 each) to enable attendance and presentation of research at the 5th joint meeting of the Bone Research Society and British Orthopaedic Research Society, Cardiff, UK, September 4th - 6th 2019. If you are interested in applying for this funding please access conference details and submit an abstract on the BRS Annual Meeting Website. Please also email the conference organiser - Joanne McBratney, Hg3 Conferences Ltd, Joanne McBratney@hg3.co.uk - to register your interest in one of these awards. The abstract deadline is currently May 3rd but will be extended (details to appear on website shortly).


Submit Your Case for Review for the 2019 Annual Meeting
Challenge the Experts Session

The ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting will be holding a session format designed just for clinicians where a panel of clinical experts will share their approach to challenging clinical cases. Do you have a challenging case for the panel of experts?  Submit your case for presentation consideration. Participants with accepted cases will be acknowledged during the session. All cases must be submitted by Tuesday, May 14. Please be advised that the information presented in this session is for educational purposes only and is not meant to constitute medical advice.


IFMRS Launches New HubLE (Hub Learning Environment)

The International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS) launched its new HubLE learning environment this week. HubLE aims to serve basic and clinical musculoskeletal scientists through publication of significant advances in any branch of musculoskeletal research, and to provide an open learning environment for the exchange of opinion and discussion of issues concerning the wider musculoskeletal community.  The site will promote knowledge-sharing amongst IFMRS member societies, thus providing a comprehensive international resource. IFMRS was co-founded by ASBMR and ECTS and now includes 12 member societies.  Click here to check out the new HubLE learning environment now!


It's National Osteoporosis Month - ARE YOU IN?

This is a special time for the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education.  Not only is it National Osteoporosis Month, it’s a time to celebrate bone health and an opportunity to make a difference for those who will lead the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal field in the future. 

BE IN and help build the Fund’s grant opportunities for our Young Investigators by donating to the Fund.  Watch the video below to see who’s in and hear the way the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education impacts young investigators building their careers.  Most importantly, every donation you give during the month of May will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the ASBMR. Click here to make your donation today.

Guidance for New Journal Reviewers

  • Webinar on Journal Peer Review
    Unsure how to turn in a review that Editors will appreciate? Treat yourself to the webinar by JBMR® Associate Editor Deborah Veis, M.D., Ph.D., on “Journal Peer Review: Tips for Writing an Effective Evaluation” (access the recording here). In addition, we have a lot of information and advice available on the ASBMR website for journal reviewers, and those who might be interested in sharpening their reviewing skills. Check out the new guidance on the process of reviewing, what reviewers should look for and expect, and how to watch out for possible ethical issues. Reviewers can also use these Wiley resources for more information and guidance. 
  • Get Credit for Those Reviews
    ASBMR has partnered with Publons, a service that helps you to record, verify, and showcase your peer review contributions to JBMR and JBMR Plus. Once you opt-in, all of your review activity will be automatically ported and assembled in an easy report. This is a great way to keep your reviewer activity collected, verified, and ready for use in promotion applications and on your CV. Read more about this great reviewer tool!
  • Interested in Being a JBMR® or JBMR Plus Reviewer?
    We are always seeking new manuscript reviewers - email your CV to jbmroffice@wiley.com at any time.

Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation Seeking New Executive Director

The Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation is currently welcoming applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director serves the FD/MAS patient community by providing visionary leadership, strengthening the organization’s relationships with key domestic and international stakeholders, and overseeing high-quality execution of program, fundraising and administrative operations. Top candidates for the Executive Director role will have the ambition, vision and skills to continue the organization’s strong revenue growth trajectory and lead the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation through the next phase of transformative growth. For more information, or to apply now, visit the FDF website.

In Memoriam: Professor Howard Morris

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Howard Morris. Professor Morris was an accomplished medical scientist, educator and administrator. Professor Morris gave the prestigious Louis Avioli memorial lecture on vitamin D metabolism in bone at the ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting in Denver and regularly attended ASBMR meetings as an ASBMR member. He most recently held the position of President of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and chaired the IFCC-International Osteoporosis Foundation Joint Workgroup on Standardization of Bone Turnover Markers (2012-2017).  Above all, he was a gentleman and a professional in all that he did. He will be remembered for his many contributions to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine worldwide, especially in the area of Vitamin D and bone metabolism, and for his mentorship of many successful Australian scientists. Join us in recognizing Professor Morris’ contributions to science by sharing a memory on the ASBMR Website or contributing a donation in his honor.

Celebration of the Life of Dr. Stephen I. Katz

Please join the NIH community in celebrating the life and impact of the late Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., former director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at NIH. This special event will commemorate Dr. Katz’s achievements as an exemplary biomedical researcher, steadfast leader and dedicated public servant. The program will include music and remarks by family members, colleagues, and trainees. The celebration of Dr. Katz’s life and legacy will take place tomorrow, Friday, May 3, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Masur Auditorium on the NIH campus. A reception hosted by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health will follow. RSVP to attend. For people unable to attend in person, this event will be available live worldwide via NIH Videocast, registration is not required to watch the Videocast which will also be archived.
JBMR® Highlights
The April issue is now online! ΔFosB Requires Galanin, but not Leptin, to Increase Bone Mass via the Hypothalamus, but both are needed to increase Energy Expenditure
Anna Idelevich, Kazusa Sato, Kenichi Nagano, Glenn Rowe, Francesca Gori, Roland Baron
First Published: 18 April 2019
Relationship between sex steroids and deterioration of bone microarchitecture in older men: the prospective STRAMBO Study
Anne Piot, Roland D Chapurlat, Bruno Claustrat, Pawel Szulc
First Published: 17 April 2019
JBMR® Plus Highlights
New Digital Collections!
Abstracts from Select Conferences are now available in #JBMR Plus in one collection – free to read, download, and share!
Bone Science in the News
Alternative Bisphosphonate Treatment Prevents Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
Dentistry Today (4/22/2019)
Pathbreaking’ osteoporosis therapy offers new option, but treatment challenges remain
Endocrine Today (April 2019)
Few stroke patients undergo osteoporosis screening, treatment
Clinical Neurology News (4/25/2019)
Beyond calcium, vitamin D, supplements may do more harm than good for bones
Endocrine Today (4/25/2019)
Events Calendar
May 11 - 14, 2019
ECTS 2019
Budapest, Hungary
May 13, 2019
Fifth Annual Skeletal Research Symposium
Boston, MA, United States
May 27 - 28, 2019
Clinical and Medical Case Reports Conference 2019
Barcelona, Spain
May 27 – 28, 2019
15th Edition of International Conference on Healthcare
Barcelona, Spain
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