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Special sessions announced for World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 - IOF WCO - ECCEO10

Researchers are invited to contribute their abstracts to the World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 (IOF WCO ECCEO10), the largest global meeting devoted to all aspects of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis research and patient care. The Congress will be held in Florence, Italy from May 5-8, 2010.

Beginning today, abstracts can be submitted online at

The submission deadline is February 4, 2010.

IOF and ESCEO are pleased to announce that seven special sessions and mini-symposia will enhance the extensive scientific programme that includes 12 Plenary and 20 Meet-the-Expert sessions:

VPHOP Symposium: Assessing Fracture Risk: The Future for Designing New Therapies
Chairs: R. Rizzoli, M. Viceconti

  • The Role of Technology in the Fight Against Osteoporosis - R. Rizzoli (CH)
  • Clinical Prospectives on Osteoporosis: Bone and Muscle - D. Felsenberg (DE)
  • New Technologies to Predict the Risk of Fracture - F. Taddei (IT)
  • Cell and Tissue Based Simulation of Osteoporosis and Pharmacological Treatment - R. Mller (CH)
  • Tissue-level Imaging for Critical Risk Assessment - B. van Rietbergen (NL)
  • Personalised, Predictive, and Integrative Medicine: Future Scenarios for Osteoporosis - M. Viceconti (IT)

Minisymposium - Growth and Development of the Skeleton
Chairs: R. Lorenc, R. Rizzoli

  • Fetal and Neonatal Determinants of Bone Mineral Accumulation - C. Cooper (UK)
  • Novel Findings in Bone Development - E. Seeman (AU)
  • Celiac Disease and Bone Mass Accumulation Impairment - M.L. Bianchi (IT)

ESCEO Session: Dermatological Side Effects of Antiosteoporosis Medications
Chairs: D. Felsenberg, R. Rizzoli

  • Introduction - J.Y. Reginster (BE)
  • Various aspects of drug-related dermatological lesions - P. Musette (FR)
  • Cutaneous side effects of antiosteoporosis treatments - P. Musette (FR)
  • Discussion - All Faculty (Moderator D. Felsenberg)
  • Conclusions - R. Rizzoli (CH)

ESCEO Session: Management of Osteoporosis in the Very Elderly
Chairs: J. Goldhahn, R. Rizzoli

  • Welcome - J.Y. Reginster (BE)
  • Specificity of the Management of Elderly Subjects -B. Vellas (FR)
  • Outcomes of the ESCEO Working Group - R. Rizzoli (CH)
  • Discussion - All Faculty (Moderator - J. Goldhahn)
  • Adjournment - R. Rizzoli (CH)

ESCEO Session: Subtrochanteric Fractures After Long-Term Use of Bisphosphonates
Speakers to be announced

ESCEO-GREES Roundtable - Relationship between Pharmaceutical Industry and Academic Scientists: Suggestions for a New Code of Conduct
Chairs: M.E. Abadie, J.Y. Reginster

  • Introduction - B. Flamion (BE)
  • Background: The European Perspective - B. Flamion (BE)
  • Background: The US Perspective - C. Rosen (US)
  • Rights and Duties of Academic Scientists - R. Rizzoli (CH)
  • Conflicts of Interest or Competing Interests - J.A. Kanis (UK)
  • Ghost Authors - O. Bruyre (BE)
  • Staff and Student Education - N. Goel (US)
  • Conclusion - B. Flamion (BE)

Symposium on behalf of FIRMO, SIMG, SIOMMMS and SIOT under the auspices of ESCEO - Fragility Fractures: The Italian Effort for the Recognition of the Problem
Chairs: S. Adami, R. Nuti

  • Introduction - M.L. Brandi (IT)
  • The Italian Registry of Fragility Fractures - S. Ortolani (IT)
  • The Novel Diagnosis of Fragility Fractures - U. Tarantino (IT)
  • The Levels of Prevention - S. Minisola (IT)
  • The FRAX Algorithm and the General Practitioner - C. Cricelli (IT)
    In addition, there will be 12 informative industry-sponsored satellite symposia.

Visit the Congress website for the complete scientific programme and further information. Online registration will be available as of November 23, 2009

Apply for valuable awards!
Applications are now being accepted for several key grants and fellowships that will be presented at the 2010 World Congress on Osteoporosis. Click here for information and application forms for the following grants:

  • Pierre Delmas Prize: An ESCEO- IOF/Servier Achievement Award
    Deadline for applications: February 1, 2010
  • IOF-Servier Young Investigator Award
    NEW: Deadline extended to February 1, 2010
  • ESCEO Amgen Osteoporosis Fellowship Program 2010
    Deadline for applications: March 8, 2010


Contact: N. Akhmisse
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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