First European Meeting on Bone Marrow Adiposity

We are happy to invite you to attend the First European Meeting on Bone Marrow Adiposity (BMA) in Lille (France) on 28-29 August 2015.

BMA is not a simple filling tissue but contributes to systemic and local energy metabolism. A lot of data suggest its involvement in bone loss, but also in metabolic diseases and in cancer-induced bone diseases. BMA is now recognized as a distinct fat depot, sometimes described as "an organ".  Due to its relevance this new field of research is quickly expanding, but remains underestimated, and sometimes ignored, by clinicians or scientists focusing on one particular disease.

Mission and Purpose: To our knowledge this is the first international meeting dedicated to BMA at the European level. The objective of this meeting is to focus attention on this emerging field  and to foster exchanges between researchers sharing interest in that field. We wish to provide an interactive mood and to favour international collaborations.

Format: This two-day meeting will convene world experts to present and discuss issues of interest such as the phenotype and functions of bone marrow adipocytes, adipogenic differentiation, the microenvironment of bone marrow adipocytes, the characterization and imaging of BMA, the physiopathology of BMA, the involvement of BMA in osteoporosis, diabetes or malignant diseases, and therapeutic perspectives.

Venue: The meeting will be organized by the “PMOI" research team. This unit has been recently created  (2010) and gathers together basic scientists and clinicians working on BMA and its involvement in bone diseases. The workshop will be held in Lille (France) the 28-29 August 2015, at the following address: Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, place de Verdun, Lille France.

Important note: You need to log in with your SciencesConf account or to create a new one in order to submit an abstract or to register for the meeting.

Pierre Hardouin & Pierre Marie

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015

Early Registration Deadline: May 31, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2015 (limited number of participants)

Registration Fee (lunch included) :
- Early Registration: 250€ (Student 200€)
- Late Registration: 300€

We look forward seeing you in this exciting meeting in France!

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