About the International Conferences on Cancer-Induced Bone Disease

     The International Meeting on Cancer-Induced Bone Disease is among the most exciting international occasions for the exchange of the latest scientific discoveries. They are designed to allow attendees to enhance their knowledge of diseases of the skeleton, basic bone biology, mineral metabolism, and their correlation to oncology.

    Discussions on the latest advances in innovative treatments and cutting-edge practices await you at the 2012 event. The conference takes place 15-17 November 2012 in Lyon, France. The world’s leading scientists and researchers will be on-hand to share their expertise in bone metastases and bone and cancer cell biology.

    Learning Objectives
    • The importance of both the physical and cellular bone microenvironment and the hematopoietic stem cell niche in supporting the growth of metastatic cancer cells
    • The role of cancer stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells in the metastatic process
    • The current state of the field of genomics and proteomics as applied to bone metastasis
    • The efficacy of new therapeutic agents and imaging techniques for bone cancers and bone metastasis
    • The consequences of tumor cells on the skeleton
    • Understanding of the mechanisms of therapy resistance

    IBMS and CABS meetings are premier international scientific events that provide an international forum to present and discuss current basic and clinical science in the rapidly advancing field of skeletal complications of cancer.

    NEW This Year! The Gregory Mundy Memorial Lecture will feature honored speaker Rob Coleman.

    Scientific Program Committee Chair
    Philippe Clezardin, Ph.D. Inserm Lyon, France
    Scientific Program Committee Members
    Jean-Jacques Body, M.D., Ph.D. Université Libre de Brussels Brussels, Belgium
    Cyrille Confavreux, M.D. University of Lyon Lyon, France
    Luis Costa, M.D., Ph.D. University of Libson Libson, Portugal
    Peter Croucher, Ph.D. University of Sydney Sydney, Australia
    Claire Edwards, Ph.D. University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
    Aymen Idris, M.Sc., Ph.D. Univeristy of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Patricia Juarez, Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Fernando Lecanda, Ph.D. University of Navarra Pamplona, Spain
    Laurie McCauley, D.D.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Olivier Peyruchaud, Ph.D. Inserm Lyon, France
    Daniele Santini, M.D., Ph.D. University Campus Bio-Medico Rome, Italy
    Kathy Weilbaecher, M.D. Washington University St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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