Announcing the 1st IOF-ESCEO Pre-Clinical Symposium

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A new forum for basic and translational research, showcasing cutting-edge new research by pre-clinical scientists

We are pleased to announce the inaugural IOF-ESCEO Pre-Clinical Symposium – a new forum for the best pre-clinical and translational science in bone biology to be held from March 22-23, 2011, immediately preceding the European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ECCEO11-IOF) in Valencia.

We are fortunate to have as chair of this meeting, Gerard Karsenty, Professor and Chair, Genetics & Development, Columbia University MC – one of the world’s leading scientists from the bone biology arena. The Symposium will feature four hours of lectures by invited key opinion leaders, held in an informal setting to encourage discussion and stimulating interaction.

Most importantly, the Symposium will provide an outstanding opportunity for young investigators to showcase their latest research in over eight hours of oral presentations, selected from the highest ranked abstracts. In order to support the travel costs of young researchers, IOF and ESCEO will award 250 Euro grants to the abstracts selected for oral presentations.

Pure science – no distractions
We invite scientists engaged in pre-clinical research in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and related metabolic bonediseases to take this opportunity to present and discuss their latest research findings with other investigators and key opinion leaders. We hope to create a uniquely intimate, stimulating environment focused purely on science – with no exhibitions or other distractions!

Registrants to the 1st Pre-Clinical Symposium may opt to attend the ECCEO11-IOF from March 23-26, 2011 at a significantly reduced registration rate.

We look forward to providing information about the congress programme, registration details and abstract submission dates in the coming weeks – in the meantime, just mark your calendars...

John Kanis                  Jean-Yves Reginster
IOF President              ESCEO President

PS Visit http://www.ecceo11-iof.org/ for information about the European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ECCEO11-IOF)

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