Report From the 6 th International Meeting on Bone Marrow Adiposity (BMA2020)

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021 Jul 16;12:712088. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2021.712088. eCollection 2021.


The 6th International Meeting on Bone Marrow Adiposity (BMA) entitled "Marrow Adiposity: Bone, Aging, and Beyond" (BMA2020) was held virtually on September 9th and 10th, 2020. The mission of this meeting was to facilitate communication and collaboration among scientists from around the world who are interested in different aspects of bone marrow adiposity in health and disease. The BMA2020 meeting brought together 198 attendees from diverse research and clinical backgrounds spanning fields including bone biology, endocrinology, stem cell biology, metabolism, oncology, aging, and hematopoiesis. The congress featured an invited keynote address by Ormond MacDougald and ten invited speakers, in addition to 20 short talks, 35 posters, and several training and networking sessions. This report summarizes and highlights the scientific content of the meeting and the progress of the working groups of the BMA society (

Keywords: bone marrow adipocyte; bone marrow adiposity; bone marrow adiposity society (BMAS); bone metabolism; marrow fat; yellow marrow.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adiposity*
  • Bone Marrow* / metabolism
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Humans
  • Malnutrition
  • Neoplasms
  • Obesity