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28-Apr-2011

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Preliminary program announced for 2nd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis & Bone Meeting

International Osteoporosis Foundation to hold joint meeting with the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society; call for abstract submissions

This release is also available in Chinese on EurekAlert! Chinese.

IOF and the ANZBMS, together with the Japanese Bone and Mineral Research Society, invite researchers and clinicians with an interest in osteoporosis and bone research to attend the year's most important bone meeting in the Asia-Pacific region. Held at the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, the congress will present both cutting edge basic bone research and practical information on the latest advances in the clinical management of osteoporosis.

For further information, online registration and abstract submission, please visit: http://www.anzbms-iof.org

The Meeting offers an international platform at which to present the latest research in the bone field - accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement issue of the highly-ranked journal 'Osteoporosis International' . Submission deadline for abstracts is May 17, 2011. IOF will offer five Young Investigator Awards of USD 1,000 to the presenting authors, aged 40 years or under, of the top five ranking abstracts (and who have not been awarded an ANZBMS grant/award). Furthermore, the award recipients will be invited to present their work at a special session. Additional grants and awards are offered by the ANZBMS to the Society's members.

An exciting preliminary program has been announced. Session topics and international speakers include:

IOF and the ANZBMS look forward to broad participation by health professionals and researchers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Take note of these key dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline May 17, 2011
Early bird Registration Deadline June 22, 2011

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Complete information and online registration & abstract submission at www.anzbms-iof.org

About IOF

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a non-profit, nongovernmental umbrella organization dedicated to the worldwide fight against osteoporosis, the disease known as "the silent epidemic". IOF's members - committees of scientific researchers, patient, medical and research societies and industry representatives from around the world - share a common vision of a world without osteoporotic fractures. IOF now represents 196 societies in 92 locations. http://www.iofbonehealth.org



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