Record number of abstracts submitted to WCO-IOF-ESCEO Malaga 2016

The approximate 30% increase in the number of abstracts submitted attests to the growing importance of this key annual Congress as a forum of choice for the presentation of clinical research in the musculoskeletal field.

IOF and ESCEO are pleased to announce that more than 1250 abstracts have been submitted to the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO Malaga 2016). The Congress, the largest event in its field, will be held in Malaga, Spain from April 13-17, 2016.

Clinical investigators from all regions of the world have submitted their latest research to the Congress in record numbers. This is a continued trend which reflects the Congress’ status as the premier forum for the presentation of clinical research in the bone, muscle and joint field,"

said Professor Jean-Yves Reginster, President of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) and Congress Co-Chair. He added,

A paper published in Archives of Osteoporosis in 2015 examined the publication outcomes of abstracts presented at the joint IOF-ESCEO Congress in 2011 over a period of three years following the Congress. It found that close to 76% of oral presentations were published within three years in journals with a high impact factor. The high publication rates of the research presented shows that our Scientific Advisory Committee has put in place a robust selection process and that this annual global Congress is viewed as a forum of choice for the presentation of the latest research findings in the field.”

All accepted abstracts will be published in the journal Osteoporosis International, a leading peer-reviewed scientific publication jointly published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).  During the Congress, selected abstracts will be invited for oral presentation at plenary sessions, with opportunity for interaction with delegates and faculty. All accepted abstracts are invited for poster presentations.

An outstanding CME-accredited scientific programme

The Scientific Programme Committee, led by Professors Cyrus Cooper (IOF) and René Rizzoli (ESCEO), has lined up an outstanding programme which addresses a broad range of hot topics and clinical advances in the musculoskeletal field, including the emerging topic of sarcopenia. Delegates can earn up to 15 European CME credits (ECMEC) from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). ECMEC credits can be converted to American Medication Association (AMA) credits.

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Early registration and hotel booking recommended

Malaga, located on the Mediterranean coast, is a prime springtime destination. Given the record number of abstracts received, all signs point to a high number of delegates and corresponding high demand for hotel accommodation in the city. Early registration and hotel booking is therefore recommended.

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