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National Osteoporosis Foundation's 8th International Symposium April 1-5, 2009 at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will bring together a faculty of internationally-renowned experts to share clinically relevant evidence-based information on bone health and osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment with hundreds of healthcare professionals at its comprehensive annual five-day conference in Washington, DC.

NOF's 8th International Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO8): "Translating Research Into Clinical Practice," will help health professionals improve their clinical management of patients with osteoporosis at a variety of in-depth educational sessions, such as: Secondary Causes of Bone Loss; Bone Quality: New Imaging to Refine Fracture Risk and Improve Therapy; and Emerging Pharmaceutical Therapies: Denosumab and New EAAs

EVENT: 8th International Symposium on Osteoporosis: Translating Clinical Research Into Practice

WHEN: April 1-5, 2009

FEATURED SPEAKER: Peter Cavanagh, PhD, DSc, University of Washington Medical Center

Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Topic: Lessons from Space Travel for Improving Bone Health on Earth

WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road, NW

Washington, DC 20008

For the complete conference agenda, list of speakers, session topics and times, please visit the NOF Web site at For pre-conference interviews, information and media registration, please contact Heather Rabinowitz at (202) 721-6359

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. Our mission is to prevent osteoporosis, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and to find a cure. For more information on osteoporosis and bone health, contact NOF online at or by telephone (800) 223-9994.

According to NOF prevalence estimates and reinforced in Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General, osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of the people 50 years of age and older. In the United States today, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease. Almost 34 million more people are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis, eight million are women and two million are men. One in two women and one in four men age 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her or his lifetime.

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