Genzyme Convenes 1st International Gaucher Conference on Bone Disease
Thought leaders convene in Rio de Janeiro to discuss clinical data on bone in patients with Gaucher disease
Monday, July 1, 2013 8:00 am EDT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today announced that the first international meeting focused on bone disease in patients with Gaucher disease will take place July 5 and 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This meeting will bring together over 100 physicians and researchers from around the world, with the goal of improving clinical care and shaping the future direction of research specific to bone disease.
Sponsored by Genzyme, this meeting is chaired by Pramod Mistry, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the Director of National Gaucher Disease Treatment Center at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Among the topics for discussion:
- Pathophysiology of bone disease in Gaucher disease
- Biomarkers and bone turnover markers
- Radiological assessment of bone disease
- Management of bone disease in children and adults
"Impaired bone health is widely recognized as one of the major contributors to reduced quality of life in patients with Gaucher disease," said Genzyme's Head of Rare Diseases, Rogerio Vivaldi, MD. "This meeting brings together in Rio international experts from across a wide array of scientific and clinical disciplines to learn about the latest research, share experiences, and foster new collaborative relationships."
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