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The Cathederal, Zagreb

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SATURDAY 25 MAY 2002

12:00 - 18:00 Registration
(also on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00 and Wednesday 08:00 - 12:30)

13:40 - 14:00 Opening Ceremony
Main Auditorium

PLENARY SESSION 1

OSTEOPOROSIS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

14:00 - 15:00 Main Auditorium

Chairs: Richard Eastell (Sheffield, UK),
Mirko Korsic (Zagreb, Croatia)

14:00 I-1
The role of bone quality in the pathophysiology of osteoporosis
Mary Bouxsein (Boston MA, USA)

14:30 I-2
Prediction of osteoporotic fractures by clinical risk factor analysis
Chris de Laet (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1

OSTEOPOROSIS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

15:00 - 16:12 Main Auditorium

Chairs: Richard Eastell (Sheffield, UK),
Mirko Korsic (Zagreb, Croatia)

15:00  O-1
IS GEOMETRICAL INSTABILITY OF THE PROXIMAL FEMUR A CRITICAL FACTOR IN THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF MINIMALLY TRAUMATIC HIP FRACTURES?
M. J. Walters1,2*, J. Meyer2
1Division Of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia; 2Department of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia

15:12 O-2
PEAK BONE MASS IN THE CALCANEUS IN MEN AND THE INFLUENCE OF LIFESTYLE FACTORS
U. Pettersson1*, C. Nyman2, R. Lorentzon1, K. Landin-Wilhelmson2, L. HulthÚn2, O. Johnell3, R. Kullenberg4, E. Norjavaara5, L. Samuelsson5, D. Mellstrom2
1Sports Medicine Unit, Umeň University, Umeň, Sweden; 2Department of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden; 3Department of Orthopaedics, Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden; 4Department of Radiophysics, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden; 5The National Service Administration, Goteborg, Sweden

15:24 O-3
PEAK BONE MASS: A STUDY OF THE GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS IN YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN
F. E. McGuigan1*, L. Murray2, A. Gallagher3, G. Davey-Smith4, C. E. Neville3, R. van't Hof1, C. Boreham3, S. H. Ralston1
1Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland; 2Queens University Belfast, N. Ireland; 3University of Ulster, N. Ireland; 4Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

15:36 O-4
BONE REMODELLING IN CELIAC DISEASE: AN IN VITRO STUDY
M. Longo1*, A. Taranta1, M. L. Bianchi2, S. Saraifoger2, M. T. Bardella3, A. Teti4
1Department of Histology and Medical Embryology, University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Rome, Italy; 2Bone Metabolic Unit, Istituto Auxologico Italiano - IRCCS; 3Cattedra di Gastroenterologia - IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore, Milan, Italy; 4Department of Experimental Medicine, University of L'Aquila, Italy

15:48  O-5
WOMEN WITH ANTIBODIES AGAINST HELICOBACTER PYLORI HAVE INCREASED RISK OF OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES
B. L. Langdahl1*, J. M. Hansen2, M. K. M°ller1, H. Nielsen2, L. ěstergaard3
1Dept. of Endocrinology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; 2Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark; 3Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

16:00  O-6
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION HAVE NO LONG TERM EFFECTS UPON BONE DENSITY IN A HEALTHY POPULATION: A TWIN STUDY
J. D. Wark1*, L. Paton1, J. Alexander1, C. Margerison1, M. Frame1, B. Kaymakci1, C. Nowson2
1Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia; 2School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Australia

Coffee Break 16:12 - 16:30

TEACHING SESSION INTRODUCTION TO BONE BIOLOGY AND DISEASE

16:30 - 18:00 Main Auditorium

Chairs: Itai Bab (Jerusalem, Israel), Slobodan Vukicevic (Zagreb, Croatia)

16:30 Bone cells and bone remodelling Gregory Mundy (San Antonio TX, USA)

17:00 Clinical spectrum of bone disease Stuart Ralston (Aberdeen, UK)

17:30 Pathogenesis, investigation and management of osteoporosis Richard Eastell (Sheffield, UK)

19:30 - 20:30 WELCOME RECEPTION

Sunday 26 May