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  • Dear Colleagues: 

    We face an unprecedented situation and a new way of living. What this means to you personally may vary, but as an ASBMR member, I want to assure you that the Society is strong, and that we will be here for our members when they need us the most.  

    This month, I will be providing you with weekly updates leading up to the 2020 ASBMR Annual Meeting abstract submission deadline on May 27 to ensure the upmost level of transparency surrounding this year’s Annual Meeting taking place in September. 

    The ASBMR leadership, Annual Meeting Program Committee, and staff have been actively monitoring the fast-moving changes of the past several weeks and are engaged in continuous, substantive planning surrounding the Annual Meeting. While we still intend to meet in person in Seattle, Washington, USA, we will also be launching for the first time a virtual component to the Annual Meeting so that everyone can participate, regardless of their physical location.  

    This means that everyone will be able to present their research in September whether your abstract receives an oral or poster presentation, and regardless of whether you will attend the meeting in person or virtually. Also, just like in prior years, all abstracts accepted to the ASBMR Annual Meeting will be published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR®) – the most respected and highly cited journal in the field.

    Our goal is to offer the same scientific content and networking opportunities as always, but to also utilize dynamic and interactive digital presentations. We are in the planning stages surrounding the virtual component of our ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting and as we know more, I will share this information with you. 

    I encourage you to submit your abstract by the May 27 deadline—even if you do not know whether you will be attending the meeting in person or virtually. 

    Thank you for being part of our ASBMR community and I look forward to seeing you – in-person or virtually –in September. 


    Teresita Bellido, PhD
    ASBMR President 

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