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    Message from ASBMR President Mary L. Bouxsein, Ph.D. – August 24, 2023

    Dear Colleagues,

    As the ASBMR Annual Meeting is less than two months away, I wanted to take this opportunity to emphasize the Society’s investment in travel aid to Vancouver this October, highlight the two Pre-Meeting Symposiums and remind you of some upcoming Annual Meeting deadlines.

    Investing in Our Members
    A key pillar of the ASBMR Annual Meeting since the first event in 1979 has always been promoting early-stage investigator participation. In recent years, the Society has also recognized the barriers that many mid-career investigators face in attending the Annual Meeting. This year the Society is providing over $130k in awards and travel grants for members to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. These funds are being distributed to nearly 250 members from over 30 countries. In addition, we will be hosting a series of events and workshops catered to early-stage investigators, as well as all other career levels. View the full program on the ASBMR website.

    Arrive Early to Attend the Pre-Meeting Symposiums
    This year, we will be holding two pre-meeting symposiums on Thursday, October 12 so be sure you arrive in Vancouver in time to participate in these exciting events. 

    The full-day pre-meeting symposium entitled Osteocytes in Bone Health and Disease and as Therapeutic Target Cells will review the advances in basic, translational, and clinical research related to the multi-faceted roles of osteocytes and how to target them therapeutically. The complete symposium program is available on the ASBMR website.

    The half-day pre-meeting symposium entitled Rare Bone Diseases: Patients, Clinicians, and Scientists Working Together to Improve Lives is being jointly sponsored with the Rare Bone Disease Alliance and will occur in the afternoon. This meeting aims to bring together experts in the field of rare bone disease to discuss the latest advances in basic, translational, and clinical science. The complete symposium program is available on the ASBMR website.

    Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Reception – Thursday, October 12
    You may also want to plan your travel to arrive early enough to kick-start your meeting by attending the early-stage investigator reception in the evening on Thursday October 12, 6PM-7:30PM PDT. This event will allow first-time attendees and other early-stage investigators to gather for a casual meet & greet prior to the start of the meeting.  All are welcome!

    Register Early
    Finally, if you have not yet registered for the Annual Meeting, I encourage you to do so before the next rate increase on September 7th. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Mary L. Bouxsein, Ph.D.
    ASBMR President

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