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Fourth International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis, May 17–20, 2000, Lausanne, Switzerland. Chairpersons: P. Burckhardt, B. Dawson-Hughes and R.P. Heaney. For information, contact the Administrative Secretariat ISNAO, c/o AKM Congress Service, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland, Tel 41 61 686 7711, fax 41 61 686 7788, e-mail: info@akm.ch

Eleventh Workshop on Vitamin D, May 27-June 1, 2000. Anthony W. Norman, Department of Biochemistry, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA; FAX: 1–909–787–4784; website: http://vitamind.ucr.edu or e-mail: VITAMIND@UCRAC1.UCR.EDU

50th Anniversary Meeting of the Bone and Tooth Society, July 10–12, 2000, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Ph 44 1223 336867; Fax 44 1223 336846; e-mail r.eastell@sheffield.ac.uk

Thirtieth Meeting of the International Sun Valley Hard Tissue Workshop, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA, August 14–18, 2000; Chairman: Professor Webster S.S. Jee; Fax: 801–581–7008; E-mail: webster.jee@hsc.utah.edu

14th International Bone Densitometry Workshop, September 3–8, 2000, Warnem(nde, Baltic Sea, Germany. Topics will include bone densitometry and skeletal imaging techniques to assess bone mass, microarchitecture and bone quality. For more information, contact us at ph 49–431–597–3156; fax 49–431–597–3127; e-mail Bone-Workshop@rad.uni-kiel.de

ASBMR 22nd Annual Meeting, September 22–26, 2000 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, contact ASBMR at Tel (202) 857–1161; Fax (202) 857–1880; E-mail asbmr@dc.sba.com

Seventh Meeting of the International Society for Fracture Repair will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kowloon, Hong Kong on September 20–23, 2000. Topics will include both experimental and clinical studies of fracture healing, with several prominent keynote speakers. For more information contact: Professor Kwok-Sui Leung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China. Tel: 852 2632 3074; Fax: 852 2647 7432; e-mail: aado@ort.cuhk.edu.hk

American College of Nutritionæs 41st Annual Meeting, October 12–15, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For additional information and abstract forms, please contact us at ph (212) 777–1037; fax (212) 777–1103; e-mail office@cert-nutrition.org

IX Annual Meeting of the Andhra Pradesh Diabetes Federation, October 14 and 15, 2000 in Hyderabad, India. For more information, contact Professor P.V. Rao at 91–40–3310076 (fax) or rssdi@hd2.dot.net.in (e-mail).

Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society International Bone and Hormone Meeting, November 4–8, 2000, Hamilton Island (Great Barrier Reef), Queensland, Australia. This meeting is a satellite meeting of the International Congress of Endocrinology 2000 being held in Sydney, Australia. For further information please contact Conference Secretariat, IPT, Suite G01, BMA House, 135 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000. Tel 612 9247 3663; Fax 612 9252 3375; e-mail Rosemary@solnet.com.au

International Conference on Progress in Bone and Mineral Research 2000, November 30-December 2, 2000, Vienna, Austria. For information, contact conference secretariat-Vienna Medical Academy. Ph (43/1) 405 13 830; fax (43/1) 405 13 83 23; e-mail: medacad@via.at

20th International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) World Congress, August 26–31, 2001, Edmondton, Alberta, Canada. The conference theme reflects “Therapy for the 21st Century.” For more information, contact IlAR Secretariat - Health Care Communications, Suite 906, 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Tel 904 273 3080; fax 905 273 3611; e-mail healthcarecomm@sympatico.ca

Impact of Osteoporosis in the United States: Key Citations by the National Osteoporosis Data Group. The bibliography includes abstracts on cost, quality of life, epidemiology and risk factors. A free copy can be obtained by writing “NODG Bibliography,” Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center, 1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C, U.S.A. 20036–4603, or fax your request to 202 223 2237. Please specify print or disk format for PC or MAC platforms or view the bibliography on http://www.osteo.org

Web sites of interest: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research: http://www.asbmr.org/

Endocrine Society: http://www.endo-society.org/

European Foundation for Osteoporosis: http://www.effo.org

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: http://www.faseb.org

International Myeloma Foundation: http://www.myeloma.org/imf.html

International Society for Clinical Densitometry: http://www.iscd.org

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: http://www.jbmronline.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation: http://www.nof.org/

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.: http://www.oif.org/

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases∼National Resource Center http://www.osteo.org/

Paget Foundation for Paget's Disease of Bone and Related Disorders (PDF): http://www.paget.org

THE LEONARD H. ROBINSON ENDOWED CHAIR IN PATHOLOGY: The University of Alabama at Birmington

The Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is pleased to announce the availability of the Leonard H. Robinson Endowed Chair in Pathology. We are inviting applications from qualified candidates at the Associate Professor/Full Professor level to occupy the Chair. This is a full-time, tenured position through the Department of Pathology, Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. The candidate should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., or M.D./Ph.D.) in a discipline in the biomedical sciences. Candidates should have outstanding, funded research programs in the general area of bone and/or matrix biology and whose specific interests are in cell signaling mechanisms. Dedication to the academic missions of the Department and University is considered essential. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a leading research institution consistently ranked in the top twenty institutions in the country in NIH research funding. Outstanding centers and core facilities for advanced microscopy, molecular genetics, and macromolecular structure are among the attractions at the Institution. The deadline for applications for the Leonard H. Robinson Endowed Chair in Pathology is May 15, 2000. Individuals that wish to be considered for the Endowed Chair should submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of at least three individuals that will serve as references to: Dr. Thomas M. Lincoln, Vice Chair for Research and Chair of the Search Committee, The Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Volker Hall Room G001. Birmingham, AL 35294–0019. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.