[Oradlist] Meeting Announcement - Bone Quality: What Is It and Can We Measur e It? (fwd)

Mel Kantor mkantor at umdnj.edu
Tue Feb 22 12:20:23 PST 2005


This conference may interest some of you. It is co-sponsored by the
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)..

Cheers,
Mel


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Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 14:59:29 -0500
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Subject: Meeting Announcement - Bone Quality: What Is It and Can We Measur e It?

Bone Quality: What Is It and Can We Measure It?

May 2-3, 2005

Bethesda, MD

Osteoporotic fractures occur because of a failure of bone to resist loading.
"Bone Quality" is an ill-defined term used to describe the diverse factors
influencing skeletal health and fracture risk that go beyond bone mineral
density (BMD) measurement.  Although BMD measurement is among the most
useful clinical tools for diagnosing osteoporosis, its limitations are
apparent.  This makes bone quality and skeletal fragility among the hottest
topics for basic scientists, clinical investigators and clinicians.  This
two day scientific meeting is aimed at:

* Identification of needs and future directions in this area

* Highlighting basic science, clinical regulatory (FDA) and
pharmaceutical perspectives

* Assessment of which established and newly developed methodologies
for measurement of bone fragility are ready for inclusion into large
clinical trials and how to facilitate their inclusion

* Discussion of "novel" mechanisms to bring together research efforts
on bone quality to move the field forward

This meeting is sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the American Society for Bone
and Mineral Research.  The co-sponsors are: the National Institute of
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the French Institute of
Health and Medical Research.

NIAMS and NIBIB are components of the National Institutes of Health,
Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, please visit the meeting web site at:
http://www.asbmr.org/bonequality.cfm <http://www.asbmr.org/bonequality.cfm>

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