IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2004,
Rio de Janeiro
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Online Registration

The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – located in the heart of the attractive and cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Over 5,000 osteoporosis specialists and allied health professionals are expected to attend the Congress which will provide a uniquely comprehensive overview of new developments in the field, ranging from basic and clinical research to advances in diagnosis and therapy.

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Bone Research in Space Symposium
on June 2, 2006

What happens to bones during sustained periods of immobility? Find out at an exciting special seminar presented by the International Space Life Sciences Working group in coordination with the Canadian Space Agency.

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Allied Health Professionals Day
on June 4, 2006

For the first time the Congress will include a special day-long session for allied health professionals, including nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

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NEW: IOF announces new scientific award – the IOF Medal of Achievement.

The award will honor an individual scientist who has significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis through original and outstanding scientific contributions. Nomination forms are now being accepted.

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Springer is pleased to offer all IOF World Congress participants, free 6-month online access to the premier clinical journal in the field of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases, Osteoporosis International. Participants are requested to provide full contact details during registration or they will be able to register at the Springer booth located in the exhibition hall.

Visit: for more information about the journal.

Toronto – "the world within a city"

As Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city, Toronto is home to over 4 million people from more than 80 cultures around the globe. Renowned as one of the friendliest and safest metropolitan areas in the world, Toronto offers a wide range of attractions with the major hotels, shopping areas and tourist attractions just walking distance from the Congress Center.

Toronto is famous for its world-class theatre (rivalled only by New York and London) and excellent international dining. Great shopping, and special attractions such as the CN Tower, and art galleries and museums, are all easily accessible either by foot or with Toronto's efficient subway system.

With average temperatures between 24 °C and 14 °C. in June, visitors will be able to enjoy Toronto's many parks and outdoor recreational areas at the waterfront and Toronto islands.

Special tours of Toronto and major sites in southern Ontario (including the world famous Niagara Falls) are available. Click here for further information

For further information about Toronto, visit the following websites:
Tourism Toronto
City of Toronto

For further information about Canada visit:
Travel Canada

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69447 Lyon cedex 03
Tel: +33 4 72 91 41 77
Fax: +33 4 72 36 90 52

Important Dates


Notification of abstract acceptance: February 20, 2006


Pre-registration: November 22, 2005 to May 2, 2006

On site: From June 2 to June 6, 2006

Cancellation & Refund requests: until February 28, 2006

Badge name change fee (US$ 65) effective: January 31, 2006 onwards

Website sponsor

The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis website is supported by an unrestricted grant from the Alliance for Better Bone Health.