ASBMR Hosts Bone and Skeletal Muscle Research Meeting in Kansas City
UMKC and Kansas City welcomed research scientists from around the world to the first American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) “Topical Meeting on Bone and Skeletal Muscle Interactions,” which took place at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel, July 17–18, 2012.
The goal of the meeting was to draw together leading muscle and bone researchers nationally and internationally along with invited experts to exchange ideas and identify critical research areas that would lead to collaborations to address musculoskeletal disease. The meeting sought to address the fact that throughout life bone and muscle are intimately connected, and although this coupling clearly exists in both health and disease, little is known about responsible mechanisms other than loading. With that in mind, the meeting’s objectives were:
1. To begin to understand the close association between muscle and bone during development and growth and how nutrition and physical activity affect general health.
The organizing committee of the meeting included:
The meeting was supported by Grant R13AR063602 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), National Institutes of Health (NIH).