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Clinical management of osteoporosis to be focus of Singapore meeting

Clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals with an interest in osteoporosis and its prevention, diagnosis and management, are invited to convene in Singapore for the IOF Regionals - 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting from December 10-13, 2010.

The meeting promises a stimulating scientific programme featuring plenary lectures by key international experts and thought leaders from the Asia Pacific region.

-> Plenary lectures to discuss epidemiology, bone quality, gaps in management, FRAX, corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis, exercise, nutrients, treatment issues, osteoporosis and fracture prevention in Asia.

->Meet-the-expert sessions to provide practical perspectives on the latest advances in clinical management. Topics include oestrogens and bone, vitamin D, bone markers, vertebro and kyphoplasty, and osteoporosis management in the elderly.

->Orthopaedic and Diagnostic Roundtables as well as numerous satellite symposia will focus on specific clinical topics of interest to a broad range of clinicians

->Abstracts to be published in the field's leading journal, Osteoporosis International. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2010. Submit at

->Top five ranking abstracts by researchers 40 years of age or under will be selected for IOF Young Investigator Awards, valued at USD 1,000. Winners will have the opportunity to highlight their research at a special presentation session.

->Singapore, one of Asia's most exciting cities:
Enjoy Singapore and participate in varied social events including gala dinner (included in fee for registered participants), reception, patient forum and healthy bones event at Esplanade Park featuring renowned martial arts expert Picasso Tan.
See you in Singapore!

Complete meeting information, online registration and abstract submission is available at

Key dates:
Abstract Deadline: August 31, 2010
Earlybird Registrations Close: October 13, 2010


Contact: L. Misteli
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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