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 Marrow Adiposity: Bone, Aging and Beyond (BMA2020)

The 6th International Meeting on Bone Marrow Adiposity

September 9 – 10, 2020 • Virtual Meeting 

Ever wondered what to make of your marrow adipose tissue phenotypes? Why the cells are there?  Where they come from?  What they do? Join us for a 1.5-day interdisciplinary virtual meeting of adiposity, metabolism, and bone biology from the comfort of your own home or office. This is an ideal meeting for those NEW to the study of bone marrow adipocytes. Meet experts in the field from around the world and come away with a novel understanding of these unique cells + learn new methods about how to study them.

The higlighted topics of the conference are: BMAT dynamics and bone mass, aging, obesity and malnutrition, progenitors and lineage tracing, metabolism, hematopoiesis, metastasis, leukemia and myeloma, endocrine regulation, exercise, imaging and advanced methods, and beyond.

Highlights include awards, trainee events, networking breakouts, high-quality speakers, and oral presentation opportunities.

  • BMA2020: September 9th-10th, 2020          Virtual Meeting Only - Join us from home or work!
  • ASBMR: September 11th-14th, 2020           Virtual Meeting Only

Additional highlights:

1. We are committed to providing an engaging virtual experience for all attendees.

2. The invited speakers from our program will present as planned and be available to answer your questions.

3. The bone marrow adiposity society will be hosting foundational workshops and webinars dedicated to BMA nomenclature and methodology.

4. Trainees will be offered opportunities to connect with one another and more senior members of the field as part of the 'trainee topics' series of small group discussions.

5. If selected for participation, all abstracts will be awarded either a plenary short oral presentation (10-minutes) or a virtual poster. We encourage the submission of all BMA-related research and recognize that the quantity of data generated for BMA2020 may be decreased due to COVID-19-related workplace restrictions.

6. Abstract presentation notifications and registration information will be posted by the end of June. Awards will be given to the best abstracts and presentations. Registration discounts will be available for trainees and BMAS members.

Co-sponsored by ASBMR and in affiliation with the ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting

Organising Committee

Beata Lecka-Czernik, PhD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Toledo University 

Meghan McGee-Lawrence, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University 

Erica L Scheller DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Washington University 

Andrea Lovdel, PhD, BMA2020 webmaster and trainee coordinator



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