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Record number of abstracts received for the World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 -- IOF WCO-ECCEO10

Attend the most important osteoporosis meeting of the year, to be held in Florence, Italy

International Osteoporosis Foundation

More than 850 abstracts have been received - guaranteeing broad global attendance at the year's most noteworthy platform for osteoporosis research. Don't miss the most important osteoporosis meeting of 2010, to be held in the center of Florence, Italy from May 5 to 8, 2010.

Take advantage of lower rates: early bird registration rates still available. Register at http://www.iofwco-ecceo10.org before March 10, 2010. Spring is a great time to be in Florence and hotel accommodation in the center of the city fills up quickly. Make sure you reserve your accommodation as soon as possible.

The IOF WCO-ECCEO10 is expected to attract some 5000 researchers and clinicians from all continents. Featuring:

  • Stimulating plenary lectures on varied 'hot' topics delivered by the field's top experts
  • Clinically-focused Meet-the-Expert Sessions, restricted in size for maximum interaction between lecturers and participants
  • Special sessions give in-depth coverage of specific topics:
    • VPHOP Symposium: Assessing Fracture Risk: The Future for Designing New Therapies
    • IOF Minisymposium - Growth and Development of the Skeleton
    • ESCEO Session: Dermatological Side Effects of Antiosteoporosis Medications
    • ESCEO Session: Management of Osteoporosis in the Very Elderly
    • ESCEO Session: Subtrochanteric Fractures After Long-Term Use of Bisphosphonates
    • ESCEO-ASBMR Joint Symposium - Rare Bone Disorders: Impact in Drug Development
    • ESCEO-GREES Roundtable - Relationship between Pharmaceutical Industry and Academic Scientists: Suggestions for a New Code of Conduct
    • Symposium on behalf of FIRMO, SIMG, SIOMMMS and SIOT under the auspices of ESCEO - Fragility Fractures: The Italian Effort for the Recognition of the Problem
  • Satellite symposia sponsored by industry
  • Poster sessions
  • Extensive industry exhibition

See you in Florence! Visit http://www.iofwco-ecceo10.org

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ABOUT IOF

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 members include 194 societies in 92 locations. http://www.iofbonehealth.org

ABOUT ESCEO

The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to a close interaction between clinical scientists dealing with rheumatic disorders, pharmaceutical industry developing new compounds in this field, regulators responsible for the registration of such drugs and health policy makers, to integrate the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis within the comprehensive perspective of health resources utilization. The objective of ESCEO is to provide practitioners with the latest clinical and economic information, allowing them to organize their daily practice, in an evidence-based medicine perspective, with a cost-conscious perception. http://www.esceo.org

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