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ASBMR and Coalition of Bone Experts Release Joint Guidance for
Assessment of Bone Density and Microarchitecture in vivo with HR-pQCT

The ASBMR, International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) released joint guidance on the methods for and reporting of imaging from high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT). These coalition guidelines address the urgent need for guidance and consensus due to the rapid growth in use of HR-pQCT to assess bone microarchitecture in clinical studies. The guidance provides standardized techniques and terminology, direction on interpretation and reporting of results, and discusses unresolved issues in the field. To read the news release and published article, click here.

 

You’re Invited to this Afternoon’s
ASBMR Listening Session at 3:00 PM EDT


The volatile events over the past week have touched many of us deeply. In this dark moment, we have an opportunity and obligation to listen to each other and lift our collective voice against social injustice and racism. ASBMR’s Council, Membership Engagement Committee and Diversity Subcommittee are working together to determine and advance steps the Society can take to care for our under-represented and marginalized colleagues and community. This includes providing a platform for hard conversations. All of our members are invited to join us today for a listening session at 3:00PM EDT where members can express their thoughts and feelings and discuss actions that we can take as a community to help address social injustice and racism. Register for the listening session here.
 

Join us for an ASBMR Virtual Happy Hour next Thursday, June 11 at 6:00PM EDT/3:00PM PDT Sponsored by the ASBMR Women’s Committee


All ASBMR members are welcome to come together for a virtual happy hour, next Thursday, June 11 at 6:00PM EDT/3:00PM PDT. All are invited to come and enjoy a virtual happy hour drink (or coffee or tea depending on where you are around the globe)! Click this link to register for this free event and join the ASBMR Women’s Committee for a chance to network and chat with your colleagues in a relaxed setting. We hope to see you next Thursday!
 
ASBMR invites you to tune in for next week’s ASBMR Webinar: “Osteohematology: Interactions of Bone and Blood in Health and Disease” next Friday, June 12, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT. Listen in as Dr. Joy Wu, M.D., Ph.D. provides an overview of the mechanisms by which the osteoblast lineage can influence hematopoiesis, shows examples of reciprocal interactions between bone health and blood counts, and presents future research directions at the intersection of hematology and bone biology.
 
Please click here for more information on the webinar, speaker and registration.
 

Updated Digital Collections for JBMR!


JBMR® Digital Collections bring together recently published or impactful and enduring JBMR® articles on topical issues to provide readers with an easy-to-access update of research. Our collection on Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Mechanisms and New Therapies has been updated with the newest articles on this rare bone disease. Our collection on Cancer and the Skeleton features articles on bone-cancer cell Interactions, mechanisms of bone metastasis, the effect of cancer and anti-tumor therapy on the skeleton, and therapeutic opportunities; all articles are Free to Read.
 

Apply Today for the 2020 USBJI Young Investigator Initiative
Grant Mentoring & Career Development Program!


The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada is now accepting applications for the 2020 grant mentoring and career development program. The program consists of two workshops where early-career basic and clinical science investigators have the opportunity to work with experienced researchers who will assist them in securing funding and other survival skills for pursuing an academic career. The Fall Workshop is October 23-25, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The application deadline is July 15, 2020. For more information on the grant program click here.
 
COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources

ASBMR is compiling a list of COVID-19 resources for our members to access. All of these resources can be accessed on our website here. Have a resource that you would like to share? Email us at asbmr@asbmr.org
 
Upcoming Webinars: 
 

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 1 p.m. ET: Research!America Webinar: Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will discuss the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) COVID-19 response and the critical role S&T is playing.

Thursday June 18, 2 P.M.ET: Research!America Webinar: Partnership, Progress, Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Discovery

Friday, June 19, 2020, 12 p.m. ET: Research!America Webinar: President and CEO of Friends of Cancer Research, will discuss the COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator, an initiative launched by the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA in collaboration with Friends of Cancer Research. Dr. Allen will also discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected clinical trials for cancer and what it may take to ramp up research again.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 1 p.m. ET: Research!America Webinar: Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at NIH, will discuss the Institute’s COVID-19 response and the precarious intersection between the pandemic, individuals with substance use disorders, and substance misuse.


Listen Now:

Research!America Webinar: Dr. Josh Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH, discusses NIMH's COVID-19 response and the critical intersection between the pandemic and mental health.
 
Research!America Webinar: Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks and Dr. Rachel Ramoni, Chief Research and Development Officer with the Veterans Health Administration, discuss VA research related to the COVID-19 pandemic including public-private partnerships.
 
Research!America Webinar: U.S. Representative Don Beyer, (D-VA-8) discusses current priorities and recent AHRQ proposals.

Scientific Journal Articles:

Scientific Editing in the COVID‐19 Era – Personal Vignettes from the JBMR Editors
JBMR®
In this editorial, JBMR® Editors share personal experiences coping with the current COVID-19 crisis, with the hope that putting a human face to it may help and inspire our readers. As an ASBMR member, we encourage you to share your own story with the @ASBMR community on social media using the hashtag #BonehealthCOVID.
 
Osteoporosis Management in the Era of COVID‐19 
JBMR®
 
COVID-19, Medical Education, and Bone Health: Insights from Project ECHO
Journal of Clinical Densitometry®

Partner Resources:

Wiley COVID-19 Resources
JBMR® Highlights
Role of Platelet C‐Type Lectin‐Like Receptor 2 in Promoting Lung Metastasis in Osteosarcoma
Jiro Ichikawa Takashi Ando Tomonori Kawasaki Tomoyuki Sasaki Toshiaki Shirai Nagaharu Tsukiji Yujiro Kimura Kaoru Aoki Keiko Hayakawa Katsue Suzuki‐Inoue Masao Saitoh Hirotaka Haro
First Published:  1 June 2020
 
Skin autofluorescence, a non‐invasive biomarker for advanced glycation end‐products, is associated with prevalent vertebral and major osteoporotic fractures: The Rotterdam Study
Komal Waqas M.D., Jinluan Chen PhD, Fjorda Koromani M.D., PhD, Katerina Trajanoska M.D., PhD, Bram C.J. van der Eerden PhD, André G. Uitterlinden PhD, Fernando Rivadeneira M.D., Ph.D, M. Carola Zillikens M.D., Ph.D
First Published: 28 May 2020
JBMR Plus® Highlights
TET1 directs chondrogenic differentiation by regulating SOX9 dependent activation of Col2a1 and Acan in vitro
Piera Smeriglio Ph.D., Fiorella Carla Grandi, Sarah Elizabeth Brook Taylor Ph.D., Antoine Zalc Ph.D., Nidhi Bhutani Ph.D.
First Published: 02 June 2020

Different Responsiveness of Alveolar Bone and Long Bone to Epithelial‐Mesenchymal Interaction‐Related Factor
Chul Son, Moon Sil Choi PhD, Joo‐Cheol Park DDS, PhD.
First Published: 02 June 2020

FAM20C‐Mediated Phosphorylation of MEPE and its Acidic Serine‐ and Aspartate‐Rich Motif
Brian Christensen Gitte N Schytte Carsten Scavenius Jan J Enghild Marc D McKee Esben S Sørensen
First Published:  1 June 2020
 
Development of HFD‐fed/low dose STZ treated female Sprague Dawley rat model to investigate diabetic bone fragility at different organization levels
Praveer Sihota Ram Naresh Yadav Sumathi Poleboina Vishwajeet Mehandia Sanjay Kumar Bhadada Kulbhushan Tikoo Navin Kumar
First Published:  1 June 2020
 
LGRs in skeletal tissues: an emerging role for Wnt‐associated adult stem cell markers in bone
Laura Doherty Archana Sanjay PhD
First Published:  1 June 2020
Career Opportunities in Bone
Do you have an open position you are looking to fill? Contact us at asbmr@asbmr.org to have your listing added to e-News Weekly.
Bone Science in the News
Muscle Mass Study Shows Seniors May Add Years to Life by Lifting Weights
WorldHealth.Net
(June 1, 2020)
 
Asian ethnicity associated with atypical femur fracture risk
Healio Endocrine Today
(May 27, 2020)
 
Study reports nursing home hip fracture rates stay persistently high
Medical Xpress
(May 27, 2020)
 
Targeting the Wnt Pathway Fails in OA
Medpage Today
(May 26, 2020)
 
Global cases of hip, knee osteoarthritis exceed 300 million
Healio Rheumatology
(May 26, 2020)
 
Less than half of DXA facilities surveyed adhere to quality assurance procedures
Health Care Business News
(May 21, 2020)

Mom's Oral Fluconazole Linked to Bone and Muscle Defects in Baby
Medpage Today
(May 21, 2020)
 
No Link Between Strenuous Physical Activity, Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis
Healito Rhumatology
(May 19, 2020)
Events Calendar
June 4, 2020
ASBMR Listening Session
Presented by ASBMR Diversity SubCommittee
Online, United States
 
June 4, 2020
Rare Bone Disease TeleECHO Clinic Series: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
Online, United States
 
June 11, 2020
ASBMR Virtual Happy Hour
Sponsored by the ASBMR Women’s Committee
Online, United States
 
June 12, 2020
ASBMR Webinar: Osteohematology: Interactions of Bone and Blood in Health and Disease
Online, United States
 
June 23-25, 2020
ECTS-Gemstone Digital Masterclass for PhD Students, Trainees and Young Investigators
Online, United Kingdom
 
July 2, 2020
Rare Bone Disease TeleECHO Clinic Series: Management of Pregnancy & Delivery in the Patient with a Skeletal Disorder
Online, United States
 
August 6, 2020
Rare Bone Disease TeleECHO Program: Melorheostosis: The Genes Behind the Dripping Candle Wax
Online, United States
 
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