Leading international osteoporosis experts to present at world's largest osteoporosis congress

Eleven of the world's leading osteoporosis experts will present plenary lectures at the 2006 IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) in Toronto, Canada.

"We have selected these speakers for their ability to present the latest science in a format that will be useful for the thousands of health care professionals who will attend the IOF WCO," noted Professor Ren Rizzoli, Chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and Chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee.

IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis plenary lectures and presenters:

  • Determinants of Fracture: Load versus Strength Dr. Mary L. Bouxsein, USA
  • WHO Criteria for Indications to Treatment Prof. John A. Kanis, UK
  • Osteocytes and Mechanical Load Prof. Brendon Noble, UK
  • Wnt as a Target for Therapy Prof. Roland Baron, USA
  • IGF and Bone Health Prof. Clifford J. Rosen, USA
  • Paleolithic Lifestyle and Bone Dr. S. Boyd Eaton, USA
  • Immune System and Bone Health Prof. Matthew T. Gillespie, Australia
  • Cardiovascular Diseases and Osteoporosis: From Epidemiology to Biology Dr. Lorenz C. Hofbauer, Germany
  • SARMs, SERMs, SGRM Dr. Donald McDonnell, USA
  • Androgen & Estrogen in Bone Prof. Claes Ohlsson, Sweden
  • Rationale for Choosing Anabolic or Antiresorptive Treatment Dr. Socrates E. Papapoulos, The Netherlands

Themes to be covered in thirty-five oral presentations and more than six hundred and eighty poster presentations include nutrition, smoking and exercise and osteoporosis; osteoporosis diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology and health economics issues; pregnancy, infancy and osteoporosis; osteoporosis in men, and stone age and space age bones what they have in common. These were selected from a record number of 720 abstracts.

Through seventy-four "Meet the Expert" sessions, international osteoporosis experts will cover key

Contact: Janice Blondeau
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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