Register now for the 19th IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis in Lyon, France

October 22, 2009

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) invites you to attend its popular IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis, scheduled for February 2-4, 2010 in Lyon, France. Download program and registration form at

Held annually in the beautiful city of Lyon since 1991, the two-and-a-half day course provides a concise and clinically-focused overview of the latest knowledge on the physiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. A unique feature is the opportunity for direct interaction between delegates and faculty members during special Meet-the-Expert and Roundtable sessions.

The IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis is taught in English by an internationally renowned faculty which includes S. Boonen, M.L. Bouxsein, C. Cooper, W.H. Dere, J.A. Kanis, E.V. McCloskey, M.R. McClung, S.E. Papapoulos, J.Y. Reginster, and R. Rizzoli.

Participants are eligible for EACCME accreditation (also recognized by the American Medical Association).

Interested physicians, allied health professionals and industry representatives are encouraged to register quickly as spaces are limited to 250 participants. Take advantage of early bird registration rates until December 18, 2009.

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