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IOF-Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis

15th IOF Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis
January 31-February 2, 2006
Lyon, France

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14th IOF-Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis

The IOF-Advanced Training Course on Osteoporosis, taught in English by an internationally renowned faculty, provides a concise and practical overview of the latest knowledge on the physiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. The three-day course, held annually in Lyon since 1991, trains up to 150 international participants. Organized by course leader Pierre D. Delmas, the course is aimed at medical professionals as well as participants from pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Discussion periods, roundtable discussions and meet-the-professor sessions are included throughout the program to encourage direct interactions between registered participants and faculty members.

The venue is centrally located in Lyon, one of France's largest and most interesting cities.

Up to 20 grants are available to healthcare professionals working with IOF member societies.


M.L. Bouxsein, P. Burckhardt, C. Cooper , P.D. Delmas, W.H. Dere, P. Garnero, J.A. Kanis, M. Lechanteur, H. Minne, S. Papapoulos, J.Y. Reginster, R. Rizzoli


  • Bone structure and function: an overview
  • Pathophysiology of bone loss
  • Biomechanics of osteoporotic fractures
  • Definition, epidemiology and social aspects of osteoporosis
  • Measurement of bone mass
  • New biochemical markers of bone turnover
  • New imaging techniques
  • X-ray vertebral deformities
  • The assessment of the risk of fracture
  • Round table: Diagnostic tools and strategies for osteoporosis
  • Nonpharmacological management of osteoporosis
  • Male osteoporosis
  • Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis
  • Calcium, vitamin D and derivatives in osteoporosis
  • Bone forming agents
  • Round table: What is the role of general health program (including exercise) and of intervention on peak bone mass for the prevention of osteoporosis?
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Estrogen-like substances
  • Round table: Hormonal intervention in osteoporosis
  • Bisphosphonates: preclinical aspects and safety
  • Bisphosphonates: clinical efficacy
  • Other antiresorptive drugs
  • Round table: Nonhormonal intervention in osteoporosis
  • Mechanism underlying the antifracture efficacy of antiresorptive drugs
  • Tumoral bone disease and hypercalcemia of malignancy
  • Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis
  • How to design clinical trials in osteoporosis in 2006
  • Pharmacoeconomic studies in osteoporosis
  • Registration of new drugs for osteoporosis: FDA & CPMP guidelines
  • Development of a new drug in osteoporosis: From bench to marketing

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