Major bone-related meetings to take place in Valencia, Spain in March 2011

European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis preceded by new forum for basic research

Two bone-related meetings, jointly organized by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) will take place in Valencia, Spain in March 2011.

The EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS from March 23-26, 2011 (http://www.ecceo11-iof.org ) chaired by Jean-Yves Reginster (ESCEO President) and John A. Kanis (IOF President) will be the largest educational event and most important clinical research forum for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis in Europe. Participants are eligible for CME credits.

The exciting scientific programme features:

->Plenary lectures by leading speakers:

  • FRAX-, two years after its launch (E. McCloskey)
  • Non invasive evaluation of bone strength (R. Muller)
  • Pathophysiological basis of bisphosphonate side effects: ONJ and stress fracture (J. Compston)
  • Osteoporosis treatments and fracture healing (J. Goldhahn)
  • Osteoporosis and burden of diseases (N. Freemantle)
  • Epidemiology and outcome of lower limb osteoarthritis and arthroplasty (C. Cooper)
  • Sarcopenia and frailty (W. Evans)
  • Emergent therapies in osteoporosis (S. Papapoulos)

->Meet the Professor Sessions to encourage discussion and debate:

  • Vitamin D: when and how much? (B. Dawson-Hughes)
  • Post-transplantation osteoporosis (S. Epstein)
  • Treatment strategy: how long to treat (J.P. Bilezikian)
  • Osteoporosis management after a fracture (S. Boonen)
  • Bone effects of biologicals for rheumatoid arthritis (W. Dere)
  • Practical use of vertebral fracture assessment (H. Genant)
  • Osteoporosis in children and adolescents (E. Seeman)
  • Update on renal osteodystrophy (P. Miller)
  • How to improve adherence (E. Siris)
  • Muscle weakness, frailty and falls (W. Evans)
  • Guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis (O. Bruyere)
  • Health economics analyses in osteoporosis: from theory to practice (M. Hiligsmann)

In addition there will be special sessions and symposia, honorary and educational lectures, oral presentations, posters, six informative Satellite Symposia, award presentations and a large industry exhibition.

->ABSTRACT DEADLINE January 14, 2011:

Abstracts will be published in the field's leading journal Osteoporosis International. Online abstract submission will be available at www.ecceo11-iof.org

IOF and ESCEO are also pleased to announce the 1st IOF-ESCEO PRE-CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM on March 22-23, 2011. Chaired by Gerard Karsenty, this symposium will provide an important new platform for basic and translational research. Young scientists will be invited to showcase their work through dedicated oral presentation sessions, with numerous awards offered for top ranking abstracts. Preliminary programme available on www.ecceo11-iof.org

We hope to welcome you to the Valencia! Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia is Spain's third largest city and known for its wonderful architecture, great seafood, and world famous 'Las Fallas' festival (to take place just prior to the Congress from March 15-19, 2011).

KEY DATES:

Abtract Submission: January 14, 2011
Early registration: December 10, 2010

Source: International Osteoporosis Foundation

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