Physicians across a broad range of medical fields, clinical researchers and bone experts from throughout Latin America will meet in São Paulo, Brazil from May 24-27, 2012 for the region's leading bone event – the IOF Regionals - 1st Latin America Osteoporosis Meeting.
Complete information is available on http:// www.iofbonehealth.org/brazil-2012.
A comprehensive and clinically-focused programme will focus on the latest advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, with special sessions devoted to topics of specific relevance to the region.
The Speaker presentations and Meet-the-Expert sessions will be held in Portuguese, Spanish or English, with English sessions simultaneously interpreted into Portuguese and Spanish.
The Meeting is organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in partnership with Brazil's major medical and research societies in the bone health arena:
Abstracts are invited in all three languages (English, Portuguese or Spanish). Abstract deadline is December 16, 2011. All accepted abstracts will be published in Archives of Osteoporosis. Abstracts submitted in English will also be published in a supplement issue of Osteoporosis International.
IOF will offer five Young Investigator Awards of USD 1'000 each, awarded to the best abstracts by researchers under the age of 40 at the time of the Meeting.
Early bird registration closes March 15, 2012.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a 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 198 societies in 93 locations, including 30 societies in Latin America. http://www.iofbonehealth.orgSpanish translation available at: http://www.iofbonehealth.org/latinoamerica/noticias/detail.html?newsID=491
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