Message from ASBMR President Mary L. Bouxsein, Ph.D. – September 21, 2023
This month we are thrilled to announce the Society’s new publishing partner and highlight the amazing program we have planned for our upcoming Annual Meeting.
ASBMR Partnership with Oxford University Press
Beginning January 2024, ASBMR will be transitioning its journals to a new publishing partner, Oxford University Press (OUP) who will publish the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR®) and JBMR® Plus. This new partnership will enable the Society to continue to deliver two high quality journals and enhance the services we provide to members, authors, editors, readers and our scientific community.
More information will be shared with you in the coming weeks on the enhancements that this new relationship will bring to our members. In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Katie Duffy, Senior Director of Publications, or the Editors-in-Chief of JBMR® and JBMR® Plus.
The ASBMR 2023 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada is just a few weeks away! I’d like to offer a huge thank you to the Program Committee for their hard work in creating a stellar scientific program—Larry Suva, PhD (Chair), Sabashini Ramchand, MD (Clinical), Hanna Taipaleenmaki, PhD (Basic), and Joy Wu, MD, PhD (Translational) —as well as the dozens of volunteers that served as abstract reviewers.
This year’s scientific program offers the latest advances in the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal field, including:
- Two pre-meeting events the day before the start of the Annual Meeting on osteocytes and rare bone disease;
- The George D. Aurbach and Louis V. Avioli Plenary Lectures from Victor Dzau, MD and Natalie Sims, PhD;
- 18 meet-the-professor sessions on a range of topics with experts in our scientific field;
- 11 symposia including some of our favorite standing sessions, such as the Highlights from 2023 Annual Meeting, the ASBMR/ECTS Clinical Debate, as well as sessions on Exercise and Bone Health, New Horizons in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, Bone Targeted Therapies in Cancer, Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Health, Social Disparities in Musculoskeletal Health, and Circadian Rhythm & Bone Health, and MORE;
- Over 150 oral presentations and over 1,100 poster presentations over the course of four days; and
- Back by popular demand, the ASBMR Social Event (additional registration fee) will occur on the Saturday of the meeting, which is right after the Awards Ceremony and Reception (which is open to all attendees).
If this wasn’t enough, the Early-Stage Investigator Committee, along with the Women in Bone & Mineral Research and Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committees, created an entire program for the ESI community for the Vancouver Meeting. In addition, these groups arranged for a stellar a series of career development sessions for all career levels each day of the meeting.
Safe travels to Vancouver and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Mary L. Bouxsein, Ph.D.