Reinhold Erben, DVM, MD
September 5, 2007
I am delighted to announce that the next Congress of the Society will be held at the Ferry Porsche Congress Center in Zell am See, Austria, from May 28 - 30, 2009, immediately following the end of the 36th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues in Vienna, Austria. I and the Members of the Board invite you to join us for this Congress in which recent advances in bone morphometry will be presented along with sessions on all aspects of bone quality, including new imaging techniques, and how these can be used to improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of common bone diseases and determine the efficacy of treatments for them. In addition, practical courses in bone morphometry will be offered. Bone morphometry is an essential element of many clinical and animal studies designed to assess how bone cells function and respond to a variety of influences, such as hormones, cytokines, and growth factors as well as drugs given to treat bone or other diseases
The International Society of Bone Morphometry has its origins in a series of Workshops on Bone Morphometry the first of which was held in Ottawa in 1973. Its core mission is to foster interaction among clinicians and scientists using bone morphometry to develop refinements and improvements in the various techniques and to foster education and training of clinicians and scientists outside the field on all aspects of bone morphometry.
The Ferry Porsche Congress Center is a newly built congress facility right in the center of tourism Mecca Zell am See-Kaprun, providing state-of-the-art technical equipment potentialities and first-rate aesthetic decor. Most hotels and restaurants in Zell am See are within walking distance. Zell am See and the surrounding mountain area offer great scenery, many attractions, championship golf courses, and more than hundred restaurants.
I am looking forward to a great bone morphometry meeting in this stimulating environment.
Dr Reinhold G. Erben