Molecular Imaging News
March 31, 2005
Bone Quality Assessment Meeting Scheduled
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, with co-sponsors from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, will be offering a scientific meeting and symposium on "Bone Quality: What Is It and Can We Measure It?" on May 2 and 3 in Bethesda, MD. Topics to be covered by internationally recognized experts in the field will include identification of needs and future directions in this area; basic science, clinical, regulatory, and pharmaceutical perspectives; assessment of which established and newly developed methodologies for measurement of bone fragility are ready for inclusion into large clinical trials and ways to facilitate their inclusion; and discussion of "novel" mechanisms to bring together research efforts on bone quality to move the field forward.
For more information, see the meeting Web site at www.asbmr.org/bonequality.cfm.