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Meet-the-expert sessions on 20 key topics to enhance scientific programme of IOFWCO-ECCEO10

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) will hold a joint global congress, IOF WCO- ECCEO10, in Florence, Italy from May 5-8, 2010.

Complete programme information, online registration and abstract submission will be available on .

IOF WCO-ECCEO10 will be an excellent forum for interaction and the exchange of ideas among researchers and clinicians as well as specialists from allied health fields. It will offer an overview of the most recent developments and cutting-edge research in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, as well as policy related issues such as health economics.

Offering a broad global perspective, the scientific programme will provide a mix of stimulating plenary lectures on 'hot' topics in the field and more clinically-oriented meet-the-expert sessions led by world experts. There will also be poster presentations, late breaking news, satellite symposia, and a large exhibition area.

Meet-the-expert sessions to be led by world experts:

Each day specialists will lead exchanges on 20 key topics. Small groups, on a first come first served basis, will be encouraged to not only ask questions but to also provide feedback about their own experiences. The following topics and speakers are scheduled:

  • Assessing bone strength beyond DXA, C. Gler (Germany)
  • Optimal dose of vitamin D, B. Dawson-Hughes (USA)
  • Muscle and bone interaction, D. Felsenberg (Germany)
  • Practical approach of glucocorticoid-treated patients, J. Adachi (Canada)
  • Health economics and treatment selection, J-Y. Reginster (Belgium)
  • BMU balance: effects of anti-osteoporotic agents, J.Compston (UK)
  • Premenopausal osteoporosis, E. Siris (USA)
  • Bone mass/structure measurements during growth, R. Rizzoli (Switzerland)
  • Bone disease in primary hyperparathyroidism, J.P. Bilezikian (USA)
  • Bisphosphonates in chronic renal failure, S. Papapoulos (NL)
  • Pharmaco-genomics, M.L. Brandi (Italy)
  • Vertebro/kyphoplasty, S. Boonen (Belgium)
  • Issues in designing and conducting clinical trials, S. Cummings (USA)
  • Osteoporosis in men, E. Seeman (Australia)
  • Post-fracture management, K. Akesson (Sweden)
  • Fracture healing: can we influence it?, J. Goldhahn (Switzerland)
  • Genetics and osteoporosis: how to assess it?, S. Ferrari (Switzerland)
  • Side effects of anti fracture drugs, S. Adami (Italy)
  • Developmental origins of osteoporotic fracture, C. Cooper (UK)
  • Gait and falls, T. Masud (UK)

Don't miss the premiere global skeletal health meeting of 2010 - reserve May 5- 8, 2010 on your calendar.


Contact: L. Misteli
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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