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Host Organization
International Bone & Mineral Society (IBMS)
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036 USA
Phone:  (+1202) 367-1121
Fax:  (+1 202) 367-2121

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Congress Center
Promenade 92
Davos Platz, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0) 81 414 64 07 (reachable only at the time of the congress)
Fax: +41 (0) 81 414 64 26 (reachable only at the time of the congress)

Housing Bureau
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For more information about the meeting, please contact the IBMS Headquarters.


This meeting is a continuation of the eleven previous workshops held since 1985. As in the past, the aim of the meeting is to present and discuss the latest science in skeletal biology, both in health and disease, and the latest information in the field of bone therapeutics.  In the past, bone therapeutics has been dominated by the bisphosphonates, but this meeting will also dedicate substantial time to other developing therapeutic classes. 

Who Should Attend

The meeting will be attended by about 700 delegates from all over the world.  Delegates will be from academia, industry and clinical practice, and will be researching, teaching or practicing across the broad areas of bone biology and bone disease. The professional groups represented will include: cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, dental research, endocrinology, epidemiology, genetics, geriatric medicine, gynecology, internal medicine, medical oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology, nuclear medicine, and rheumatology.

Educational Objectives

The Educational Objectives of the meeting are to present the most recent scientific findings on:

  • The biology of the bone forming cells (osteoblasts)
  • The biology of the bone resorbing cells (osteoclasts) 
  • The regulation of bone metabolism
  • Muscle and its affects on bone 
  • Strategies for treating osteoporosis 
  • Strategies for treating Paget’s disease of bone 
  • The mechanisms of metastasis of malignancy to bone 
  • Strategies for treating metastatic malignancy to bone

Steering Committee Members

     Scientific Program Committee Members

Jane Aubin, Chair
Roger Bouillon, Co-Chair
Ian Reid
Roland Baron
Juliet Compston
Steven Cummings
Gregory R. Mundy
Masaki Noda
Socrates Papapoulos
Stuart Ralston
Mike Rogers
Graham Russell





Jane Aubin, Chair
Jean Jacques Body
Mary Bouxsein
Roberto Civitelli
Adolpho Diaz-Perez
Frank Ebitino
John Eisman
Theresa Guise
Francis Glorieux
Gerard Karsenty
Pierre Marie
Stavros Manolagas
T. Jack Martin
Roberto Pacifici
Nicky Partridge
Lawrence Raisz
Ernestina Schipani
Dwight Towler
Clemens Lowik
Stefan Mundlos
Wim van Hul
Matthew Warman


Travel Grants will be awarded to young academic investigators.  Applicants must be members of IBMS at the time of application and no more than 40 years of age by December 31, 2009 and/or within ten years of their last degree.  Confirmation of eligibility must be provided prior to awards being made.  Please check the box on the abstract form if you would like to apply for a Travel Grant.  Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the Program Committee and Awards will be based on scientific merit.  Award winners will be notified by the Program Committee. 

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Abstracts will be embargoed from the Press until they are presented in Davos.  IBMS Members and meeting attendees will have access to the full abstracts two weeks prior to the meeting.





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