Plenary lectures announced for world's largest osteoporosis congress

11/07/05

IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis will be held in Toronto, Canada, June 2-6, 2006

Nyon, Switzerland November 7, 2005 -- 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 René Rizzoli, Chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and Chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee.

The IOF WCO, which will be held June 2-6, 2006, is the world's largest scientific congress devoted specifically to osteoporosis, and is expected to attract more than 6,000 global participants.

The confirmed 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

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