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    Media Advisory

    Date: October 01, 2010

    CONTACT: Amy E. Goetz
    +1 (312) 673-5824

    For Immediate Release

    (Washington, DC) October 1, 2010-The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2010 Annual Meeting is the largest scientific meeting in the world on bone and mineral metabolism, offering an exceptional scientific program on innovative research, technology and new clinical treatments in bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism.

    This year’s Annual Meeting being held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 15 – 19, 2010, brings together an estimated 5,000 researchers and clinicians from more than 60 countries.

    The meeting includes lectures and symposia plus 1,300 poster presentations and more than 250 oral presentations.

    Highlights of the meeting will include:

    • Symposia:

    o Osteoimmunology - New Pathways Invading Bone - Fri, Oct 15, 9:00-11:00 am
    o Treating Osteoporosis in the 21st Century – Fri, Oct 15, 1:45-3:15 pm
    o The Hip Fracture Epidemic - Sat, Oct 16, 8:00-9:30 am
    o Task Force Report on Atypical Femoral Fractures - Sat, Oct 16, 4:30-6:00 pm
    o Osteoporosis: Why Do Men Get It? – Sun, Oct 17, 4:00-5:30 pm
    o The Periosteum: An Organizer for Bone Formation and Regeneration - Mon, Oct 18, 8:00-9:30 am
    o Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ): What Have We Learned? - Tues, Oct. 19, 9:30-11:00 am
    o Shining Light on Vitamin D: What is the Evidence for Redefining Vitamin D Sufficency? – Tues, Oct 19, 11:00am - 12:30 pm

    • Clinical Debate: Too Much Suppression of Turnover Is Bad for Bone - Fri, Oct 15, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Chaired by Douglas Bauer, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, and Socrates Papapoulos, M.D., Leiden University Medical Center. Debated by Richard Eastell, M.D., FRCP, University of Sheffield and Ian Reid, M.D., MBChB, University of Auckland.

    • Gerald D. Aurbach Memorial Lecture: PPARs: Tackling Frailty - Sun, Oct 17, 8:00-9:00 am
    Keynote Speaker: Ronald Evans, Ph.D, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    • Louis V. Avioli Memorial Lecture: Transcriptional Control of Skeletogenesis - Tue, Oct 19,8:00-9:00 am Keynote Speaker: Benoit de Crombrugghe, M.D. ,M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    For more media information, please visit the ASBMR website or contact Amy Goetz, Media Relations, agoetz@asbmr.org.


    The ASBMR Annual Meeting is the pre-eminent scientific meeting on bone and mineral metabolism. An estimated 5,000 participants are expected to attend the October 15 - 19 meeting, where more than 1,500 scientific abstracts are presented. The ASBMR is the premier professional, scientific and medical society established to promote excellence in bone and mineral research and to facilitate the translation of that research into clinical practice. The ASBMR has a membership of nearly 4,000 physicians, basic research scientists and clinical investigators. To learn more about the Society and the field of bone and mineral research, visit the
    ASBMR website at www.asbmr.org.

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