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IOF Young Investigator Awards presented at Singapore meeting

Young investigators from Australia, China, India, and Japan have been recognized for their notable research by the International Osteoporosis Foundation at the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting

Grant and Award Announcement

International Osteoporosis Foundation

Today, at a session held during the IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, five researchers from Australia, Hong Kong, India and Japan were awarded the prestigious IOF Young Investigator Research Awards. The award winning studies, submitted by investigators aged forty years or younger, were selected from 168 abstracts submitted to the Meeting. The Award comprises 1000 USD, a certificate, and the opportunity to present the research at a high profile oral communications session.

The winning researchers are:

  • P Singh (India)
    Abstract OC10 -Promoter Hypermethylation Mediated Suppression of Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibitors (CDKN2A and CDKN2B) in Sporadic Parathyroid Tumors.
    P Singh, A Arya, S Bhadada, U Saikia, N Sachdeva, D Dahiya, A Behera, A Bhansali

  • F Wu (Australia)
    Abstract OC11 - Moderate-to-vigorous Physical Activitiy but not Sedentary Time is associated with Musculoskeletal Health Outcomes in a Cohort of Australian Middle-aged Women.
    F Wu, K Wills, L Laslett, B Oldenburg, G Jones, T Winzenberg

  • SM Hosking (Australia)
    Abstract OC12 - Health Literacy and Uptake of Dietary Calcium Recommendations in Women.
    SM Hosking, R Buchbinder, J Pasco, N Hyde, L Williams, S Brennan-Olsen

  • Y Su (Hong Kong, China)
    Abstract OC13 - The Improved Clinical Use of Trabecular Bone Score adjusted FRAX® to predict Major Osteoporotic Fractures in Chinese Older People.
    Y Su, J Leung, D Hans, O Lamy, T Kwok

  • H Tanigawa (Japan)
    Abstract OC14 - Can ALP be the Surrogate Marker for Bone Turnover?
    H Tanigawa, N Okumura, K Nishizawa, S Nishiwaki, Y Tamagawa, S Imai

Abstracts from the meeting will be published in Osteoporosis International, Volume 27, Suppl. 3, 2016.

IOF President John A. Kanis stated, "One of IOF's most important missions is to promote new research in the field. We hope that these awards will help encourage these young investigators - the region's scientific leaders of the future - to continue their important work in advancing knowledge of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders."

The IOF Regionals will be held at the SUNTEC Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre from November 4-6, 2016.


IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting:

Organized by IOF in cooperation with the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore (EMSS) and the Osteoporosis Society Singapore (OSS), the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting is being held in Singapore from November 4-6, 2016 at the SUNTEC Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The IOF Regionals have been a key educational and research forum in the Asia-Pacific region since 2010. Past Meetings have been held in Taipei, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, and Singapore.

About IOF:

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the world's largest nongovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. IOF members, including committees of scientific researchers, leading companies, as well as more than 234 patient, medical and research societies in 99 locations, work together to make bone, joint and muscle health a worldwide heath care priority. / @iofbonehealth

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