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During the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s (IOF) 1st Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, six young researchers from the region were recognized for their research abstracts presented during the regional meetings of IOF.
The IOF offers annual Young Investigator Awards at all its regional meetings, in an effort to advance scientific knowledge and research on osteoporosis and encourage young researchers to engage in bone research.
Each of the six winners was awarded US$1,000 and given a slot to present their research during a special plenary session at the IOF Regionals – 1st Middle-East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting, which is the largest bone event ever held in the region so far.
The winners are:
Patricia Khashayar (Iran): Appropriateness of the BMD orders among insured Iranians
Aref A. Bin Abdulhak (Saudi Arabia): Transient osteoporosis of the hip with involvement of the surrounding soft tissue: A case report
Ahmed Abdulbari (Iraq): Determination of procollagen I N-terminal peptide and osteopontin in postmenopausal women with vertebral osteoporotic fractures
Ghazala Naureen (Pakistan): Determination of bone health status in community dwelling females in Karachi, Pakistan
Aliaa Hossameldin Ghoneim (Saudi Arabia): Vitamin D status, serum calcium level, and bone mineral density in male patients with type II diabetes mellitus in Saudi Arabia
H. Balkhyoor (Saudi Arabia): Vitamin D status in premenopausal women and its association with the metabolic syndrome and its individual components: A cross-sectional study (Winner of the Fonterra Brands-supported IOF Young Investigator Award for nutrition-related osteoporosis research)