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Register now for the IOF Regionals -- 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) invites you to attend the IOF Regionals: 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting to be held in Singapore from December 10 - 13, 2010. Register online at

The scientific programme will provide clinicians, orthopaedists, and other health professionals with the latest information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related fractures.

Low rates for allied health professionals, students and participants from selected low income nations. Reduced early bird rates until October 13, 2010!

Submit your abstract for publication in Osteoporosis International. Seize the opportunity to provide international visibility for your research in one of the field's most cited bone journals. Abstract submission deadline is August 31, 2010.

Highlights from scientific program include:

Plenary Sessions

  • Epidemiology of Fractures: East vs. West
  • The Asian Audit
  • Bone Quality and Architecture
  • Identifying Gaps in Osteoporosis Management & Strategies to Overcome Them
  • FRAX and Its Clinical Implications
  • Corticosteroid Induced Osteoporosis: Practical approaches
  • Exercise and Bone
  • Calcium, Other Nutrients and Bone
  • Who to Treat, When to Start, What Drug and How Long?
  • Vitamin D Deficiency Across Asia
  • What's New on the Horizon in Therapy?
  • Fracture Prevention in Asia: Where Do We Go from Here?

Scientific Roundtables

  • Orthopaedic Roundtable
  • Diagnostic Roundtable

Meet-The-Experts Sessions

  • Oestrogens & Bone in women & men
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Vitamin D analogues for fracture prevention
  • Developing osteoporosis guidelines in Asia
  • Bone markers in clinical practice
  • Putting the research together - how to write a paper and prepare a 10-minute oral

Oral Presentations
There will be an opportunity for oral presentations, selected from the best submitted abstracts.

Satellite Symposia
A number of slots are reserved for industry-sponsored symposia.

Patient Forum and Bone Health Exercise Event
IOF, in conjunction with the Osteoporosis Society of Singapore, will hold a Patient Forum, just prior to the opening of the meeting. This will be an excellent opportunity for patients and their families to interact with bone experts form the region. On Sunday morning a bone health exercise event will be held, finishing with a bone-friendly breakfast.


Contact: L. Misteli
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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