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IOF Young Investigator Awards recognize research excellence in the bone field

Five young investigators from Belarus, India, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria are the recipients of prestigious regional awards which were presented on Dec. 6, 2015 at the 3rd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting in Abu Dhabi

International Osteoporosis Foundation

Abu Dhabi, UAE - Dec. 7, 2015

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has presented awards to the following young investigators in recognition of their outstanding research:

  • U Shahi (Saudi Arabia)

    OC08 -- Effect of Pre-existing Juxta-articular Osteopenia in Patients undergoing Total Knee Replacement. U Shahi, M Farhan Al Farhan, N Shahi

  • R El Hage (Lebanon)

    OC09 -- Compressive Strength Index of the Femoral Neck in Obese, Overweight and Normal-weight Postmenopausal Women. R El Hage, E Zakhem, W Khairallah, F Bachour, A Sebaaly, M Rizkallah, A-J Berro, G Maalouf

  • M Gopinath (India)

    OC10 -- Effect of Impaired Ambulation and Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake on Vitamin-D Nutrition Status of Children with Cerebral Palsy. M Gopinath, A Seth

  • P M Marozik (Belarus)

    OC11 -- Association Analysis of Vitamin D Receptor and Collagen Gene Polymorphisms with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Predisposition Risk. P M Marozik, I Mosse, E Rudenka, A Rudenka, V Samakhavets, M Ameliyanovich, K Nestsiarenka

  • S. Adarnli (Syria)

    OC12 -- Topical Alendronate Enhances the Healing of Maxillary Sinus Lifting for Dental Implantation in Osteoporotic Women -- Clinical Study. S Adarnli, G Bassit, N Kochaji

The Awards were presented on December 6 during a special session of the IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting, taking place from December 5-7, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The IOF Young Investigator Research Award is offered to researchers aged 40 years or younger whose submitted abstract is among the five most highly ranked by expert reviewers. The Award includes a grant of 1000 USD and the opportunity to present at a special oral session during the Meeting.

In addition, the winners are invited to attend the IOF Young Investigator Mentoring Programme. This is a unique opportunity for up to 25 invited young scientists to be mentored by leading experts in the musculoskeletal field. The programme aims to assist participants in the advancement of their work, provide professional networking opportunities, and promote innovation in scientific research within the field.

Abstracts from the 3rd Middle East & Africa Meeting will be published in the journal Osteoporosis International Volume 26, Supplement 2, 2015.


IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting:

This Meeting is being organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in Abu Dhabi, from Dec. 5-7, 2015. The IOF Regionals is one of the largest medical and research events dedicated to osteoporosis and related diseases in the region.

About IOF:

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to the worldwide fight against osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. IOF's members -- 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, with headquarters in Switzerland, currently includes 232 member societies in 98 countries, regions and territories. Among its numerous programmes and activities, IOF mobilizes the global osteoporosis movement on World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20 every year.;;

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