Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research
The Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research wins award for "National Bone Health Quiz"
At the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Bangkok, Thailand on September 30, 2005, the Indian Society of Bone and Mineral Research was awarded an IOF-AMGEN Health Professionals Awareness Grant, valued at USD 10,000. The award-winning project, called “National Bone Health quiz,” aims to raise awareness of bone health and osteoporosis among medical students. The ISBMR is planning to conduct a ‘National Bone Health Quiz’ for undergraduates and internees in 40 medical colleges (some 26,300 students) in nine major Indian cities. The first two rounds will comprise a written quiz and will be conducted in the respective cities, while the final, oral round will be organized in New Delhi. All participants will receive educational material on bone health and osteoporosis. The final winners will be given attractive prizes and will receive sponsorship to attend an international meeting on osteoporosis.
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