American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Founded in 1933, the AAOS is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials. The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Founded by the Academy Board of Directors in 1997, the Association engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopaedic surgery.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) – the premier professional, scientific and medical society that brings together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. The Society has a membership of nearly 4,000 scientists and physicians. The ASBMR mission is to promote excellence in bone and mineral research, foster integration of clinical and basic research, and facilitate the translation of that science to health care and clinical practice. ASBMR hosts the premier annual scientific meeting, and publishes the field’s highest impact journal and textbook.
A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab to manufacturing plant to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses.
Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world’s most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.
GE Healthcare Lunar
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies that are helping a new age of patient care. GE Healthcare’s expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring and life support systems, disease research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping physicians detect disease earlier and to tailor personalized treatments for patients.
GE Healthcare offers a broad range of products and services that are improving productivity in health and enhancing patient care by enabling healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases, and other conditions.
Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic’s core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. Hologic provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for mammography and breast biopsy, breast magnetic resonance imaging, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for menorrhagia and uterine fibroids, permanent contraception, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth risk assessment, mini C-arm for extremity imaging, and molecular diagnostic products including HPV and reagents for a variety of DNA and RNA analysis applications.
International Society for Clinical Densitometry
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the assessment of skeletal health by: promoting education and a broader understanding of the clinical applications of bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies; assuring proficiency and quality in the assessment of skeletal health through certification and accreditation; supporting clinical and scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis; promote appropriate patient access to bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.
Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie. Since then, Medtronic has grown into a multinational company that uses technology to transform the way debilitating, chronic diseases are treated.
Incorporated in 1997, MindwaysCT can trace its origins to the groundbreaking work at UCSF in the late 1970s leading to the development of the Cann & Genant QCT calibration standard in the early 80’s. Today, our systems are based around the 3rd generation, solid version of the calibration phantoms that use this standard. MindwaysCT premier product, QCT Pro™, is the market leader in quantitative CT bone mineral density analysis and is uniquely designed to guide the user through an intuitive workflow to quickly and efficiently produce BMD patient reports. MindwaysCT continues to research and develop advanced quantitative CT (QCT) technologies for new and innovative applications, focusing on enhancing medical sciences’ ability to accurately determine tissue densities, structures, and types.
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
As a global leader in healthcare, Roche Diagnostics offers a broad portfolio of tools that help healthcare providers in the early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases like congestive heart failure, HIV, hepatitis and diabetes, as well as other medical conditions, such as fertility and blood coagulation. These products and services are used by researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals and laboratories worldwide to help improve people’s lives.
Warner Chilcott is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women’s healthcare, gastroenterology, dermatology and urology segments of the branded pharmaceuticals market, primarily in North America. We are a fully integrated Company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacturing and promotion of our products.