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Take advantage of reduced pre-registration rates for the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

October 10, 2008

Convenient online registration to the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2008, at greatly discounted rates, is available only until October 31, 2008.

To benefit from lower rates and easy registration, please visit http://www.iofbonehealth.org/wco/2008/homepage.html . Special registration fees are available for participants from non-OECD countries and for IOF members. After October 31, 2008 only on-site registration, at higher rates, will be possible.

Your chance to hear and meet the world's leading experts:

The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis is an opportunity to hear and meet the world's leading experts in the field. IOF President John Kanis will inaugurate the congress with a Keynote Lecture to be delivered during the opening ceremony. The scientific program will feature:
  • 14 plenary lectures on key topics by outstanding experts in the field
  • 40 oral presentations on cutting-edge research, including late-breaking news
  • "Meet the Expert" sessions covering 22 primarily clinically oriented topics.
  • Special session on nutrition and bone health
  • 3 special sessions on orthopaedics
  • 8 satellite symposia on different topics
See complete details of the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis scientific program and to download a program-at-a-glance at http://www.iofbonehealth.org/wco/2008/homepage.html

For more information on osteoporosis and IOF please visit: http://www.iofbonehealth.org
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For more information please contact:
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Tel. +41 22 994 0100
Fax. +41 22 994 0101
Or click here: http://www.iofbonehealth.org/contact.html

Osteoporosis, in which the bones become porous and break easily, is one of the world's most common and debilitating diseases. The result: pain, loss of movement, inability to perform daily chores, and in many cases, death. Around the world, one out of three women over 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will one out of five men.1,2,3 Osteoporosis can, to a certain extent, be prevented, it can be easily diagnosed and effective treatments are available. Nevertheless many people with osteoporosis and at risk of fracture remain undiagnosed and do not receive treatment.

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the only worldwide organization dedicated to the fight against osteoporosis. It brings together scientists, physicians, patient societies and corporate partners. Working with its 188 member patient and medical societies in 91 locations, and other healthcare-related organizations around the world, IOF encourages awareness and prevention, early detection and improved treatment of osteoporosis.

IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis, held every two years, is the only global congress dedicated specifically to all aspects of osteoporosis. Besides the opportunity to learn about the latest science and developments in diagnosis, treatment and the most recent socio-economic studies, participants have the chance to meet and exchange ideas with other physicians from around the world. All aspects of osteoporosis will be covered during the Congress which will comprise lectures by invited speakers presenting cutting edge research in the field, and a large number of oral presentations and poster sessions selected from submitted abstracts. Meet the Expert Sessions covering 22 key topics relating to diagnosis and management of osteoporosis are also on the program.

1. Melton U, Chrischilles EA, Cooper C et al. How many women have osteoporosis? Journal of Bone Mineral Research, 1992; 7:1005-10
2. Kanis JA et al. Long-term risk of osteoporotic fracture in Malmo. Osteoporos Int, 2000; 11:669-674
3. Melton LJ, et al. Bone density and fracture risk in men. JBMR. 1998; 13:No 12:1915

International Osteoporosis Foundation

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