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Don't miss out on low early bird rates for the premier bone meeting in 2012. The European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO12), from March 21-24, 2012 will be held in in the magnificent city of Bordeaux, France. Take advantage of low early bird rates: register by December 9, 2011 at

Enjoy a high quality programme led by international experts and key thought leaders...

Plenary lectures:

  • The conundrum of biological ageing - L. Partridge (Servier Honorary lecture)
  • Changes in epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures - C. Cooper
  • Gender specificity, the male paradigm - E. Orwoll
  • How bone is built - E. Seeman (Educational lecture)
  • Is Rheumatoid Arthritis a bone disease? - W.F. Lems
  • Current controversies in primary and secondary fracture prevention - E. McCloskey
  • How long should we treat - C. Roux
  • Risk-benefits of osteoporosis treatment: lessons from cohort or randomized controlled studies - B. Abrahamsen
  • FRAX: where are we now? - J. Kanis
  • Building new bone: is that possible? - S. Papapoulos

  • Meet-the-expert sessions:

  • Efficacy and safety of calcium supplements - S. Boonen
  • Management of osteoarthritis - T. Bardin
  • Sequential therapies - S. Ferrari
  • Sarcopenia and frailty: assessment and management (2 sessions) - A.A. Sayer & Y. Rolland
  • Clinical utility of bone turnover markers - J.C. Souberbielle
  • Avascular necrosis - T. Thomas
  • Obesity and fracture risk - J. Compston
  • Bone disease in primary hyperparathyroidism - J.P. Bilezikian
  • Nutrition and bone - B. Dawson-Hughes
  • Prevalent fracture and quality of life - J. Adachi
  • Whole body vibration - E. McCloskey and more...

  • Special symposia:

  • ESCEO-FIRMO Symposium - Prevention of bone fractures in post-menopausal women treated with aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer
  • ESCEO-FROMO-IOF Symposia
  • - Treatment of glucocorticod-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) - Treatment of osteoporosis in men - Tools to assess frailty and sarcopenia - Antidepressant medications and osteoporosis
  • ESCEO Symposium
  • - Diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis: state of the art
  • ESCEO-FROMO Symposium
  • - How to define responders in osteoarthritis?
  • GREES-ESCEO Symposium
  • - Health Claims for Nutriceuticals Products in the Field of Cartilage and Joint
  • ESCEO-ISPOR Symposium
  • - Compliance with osteoporosis medications: Causes of poor adherence; current statuts, clinical and economical consequences and interventions
  • GRIO-SFR Session
  • - Scientific Session jointly organized by the "Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur les Ostoporoses" (GRIO) and the "Socit Franaise de Rhumatologie" (SFR)

    The program also includes seven informative Satellite Symposia, as well as oral and poster presentations. Several prestigious awards, including for young investigators, will be presented. Further information is available on the meeting website at

    Interested in translational bone research?
    The 2nd IOF-ESCEO Pre-Clinical Symposium, will be held from March 23-24, 2012 in conjunction with IOF-ECCEO12. This twoday forum dedicated to basic and translational bone research is free to registrants of IOF-ECCEO12 (or only 150 euro for access to Symposium alone). The Symposium is chaired by Stuart Ralston.

    Submit your abstract:
    Ensure your research is showcased at this internationally renowned congress. All abstracts will be published in 'Osteoporosis International'.
    Abstract Deadline: January 12, 2012

    Complete programme information is available at


    Contact: L. Misteli
    International Osteoporosis Foundation

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