Oklahoma Skeletal Biology Symposium

May 21st, 2012 • 9am-4pm
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation • Oklahoma City, OK

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Admission is free thanks to the generous contributions of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the OSSO Healthcare Network, and the McBride Foundation.


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Dr. Larry Suva, a professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physiology and Biophysics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine and Director of the UAMS Center for Orthopaedic Research, will be our key note speaker.  Suva, a native of Australia, has more than 20 years of internationally recognized research focused on the skeletal consequences of disease. This includes more than 100 scientific publications and five patents describing the skeletal complications of diseases including breast and prostate cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis.Please plan on joining us May 21st for a day filled with local and guest speakers, keynote address, and a poster session. Breakfast, lunch, and appetizers with beverages during the poster session will be provided.  Admission is free thanks to the generous contributions of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the OSSO Healthcare Network.Please save the date for our first annual Oklahoma Skeletal Biology Symposium (OSBS) to be held at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City on May 21st.


The main objective of this symposium is to foster better cross talk between the diverse researchers interested in skeletal biology within Oklahoma.  We invite abstract submission for studies from all areas of bone biology including basic research and clinical research including but not limited to tissue engineering, cellular and molecular studies of bone or cartilage cells, osteoporosis, skeletal tissue remodeling, pathological bone processes, dentistry, orthopedics, endocrinology, rheumatology, immunology, veterinary medicine.

Submitted abstracts will be chosen for poster presentations. Awards will be given for best abstracts and posters!

Co- organizers:  Mary Beth Humphrey, MD,PhD (OUHSC) and Tim Griffin, PhD (OMRF)

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Abstract Submission Instructions for OSBS 2012: Submit all abstracts to Mary Beth Humphrey at marybeth-humphrey@ouhsc.edu

1.DEADLINE: The deadline for electronic submissions is May 9, 2012, at 11:59 PM ET.

2.PRESENTATION TYPE AND TOPIC CATEGORY: Indicate on your abstract submission the appropriate presentation type (oral and poster or poster only).

3.PRESENTER: Indicate if the first author (or presenter) is a student, post-doctoral fellow, or faculty.

4.ABSTRACT LIMIT: There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts you may submit or on the number of submissions you may present.


5.TITLE AND BODY: The title should be entered in sentence-style capitalization. For example, Active learning improves comprehension in large section immunology course at Western University. Do not put your title in quotation marks or use all uppercase letters.

6.AUTHORS: Please enter all authors in the heading of the abstract.

7.INSTITUTIONS/AFFILIATIONS: Enter all the institutional affiliations of your authors.

8.CHARACTER LIMIT: There is a limit of 2,500 characters for the text of your submission. The character count includes spaces. Figures or graphs may be included as long as the abstract fits on one standard page.

9.ABSTRACT PROOF: Carefully check the proof of your abstract. Make sure all special characters and formatting display correctly in your proof.

  1. DISCLOSURES: Please disclose any conflict of interests and all funding sources after the abstract.
  2. NOTIFICATIONS: Notifications of abstract programming will be e-mailed by May 11th.
  3. SUBMISSION OR MEETING QUESTIONS: If you have questions regarding the submission criteria or questions about this meeting e-mail at marybeth-humphrey@ouhsc.edu or by phone at (405) 271-8001 ext 35290.
  4. TECHNICAL SUPPORT: If you have any difficulty with the submission process, please e-mail Mary Beth Humphrey at marybeth-humphrey@ouhsc.edu