IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

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Satellite Symposia
(updated 26.4.2002)

Sunday, May 12, 2002
19:30 – 21:15 (Auditorium 1)

Vitamin K and Osteoporosis

Sponsor: Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan

Co-chairs: Dr. Hajime Orimo and Dr. Pierre D. Delmas

Programme:

Introduction
Dr. Hajime Orimo, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Medical Center, Japan

Regulation of gene expression, synthesis and secretion of the bone specific osteocalcin protein
Dr. Jane B. Lian, University of Massachusetts, USA

The role of Gla protein in the control of bone mineralization
Dr. Gerard Karsenty, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

What is the role of vitamin K deficiency in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis?
Dr. Pierre D. Delmas, INSERM Research Unit 403, France

Dietary vitamin K intakes and hip fracture risk
Dr. Sarah L. Booth, US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, USA

Vitamin K2 effects on the risk of fractures and on lumbar bone mineral density in osteoporosis – a randomized prospective open-label 3-year study
Dr. Masataka Shiraki, Research Institute and Practice for Involutional Diseases, Japan

Discussion

Summary
Dr. Pierre D. Delmas