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Highest ranked abstracts to be presented at plenary, all accepted abstracts published

NYON, Switzerland
October 15, 2003

Just one month remains for submission of abstracts to the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Rio.

Researchers are invited to present their findings to participants at the world's largest scientific congress devoted specifically to osteoporosis.

Online abstract submission for the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Rio is now available on the IOF website. The highest ranked abstracts will be selected for oral presentations to be given in plenary sessions.

Abstract submission deadline is November 14, 2003.

All abstracts will be published in the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis Program & Abstracts book and in a supplementary volume of the journal Osteoporosis International. Abstracts will also be available on CD-ROM.


The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a worldwide organization dedicated to the fight against osteoporosis. It brings together scientists, physicians, patient societies and corporate partners. Working with its 155 member societies in more than 75 countries, and other healthcare-related organizations around the world, IOF encourages awareness and prevention, early detection and improved treatment of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis, in which the bones become porous and break easily, is one of the world's most common and debilitating diseases. The result: pain, loss of movement, inability to perform daily chores, and in many cases, death. One out of three women over 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will one out of eight men.1 Unfortunately, screening for people at risk is far from being a standard practice. Osteoporosis can, to a certain extent, be prevented, it can be easily diagnosed and effective treatments are available.

Find out if you are at risk, take the IOF One Minute Risk Test at:

1 Melton LJ, Chrischilles EA, Cooper C et al. How many women have osteoporosis?
Journal of Bone Mineral Research, 1992; 7:1005-10


The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 14-18, 2004.

The previous IOF World Congress, held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2002, attracted more than 5,400 participants.

Accredited journalists will be offered free registration.

Online registration, abstract submission and information about the meeting can be found at:

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