ASBMR 2021 Rare Bone Disease Highlights: Episode Three

Episode 3 October 05, 2021 00:20:25
ASBMR 2021 Rare Bone Disease Highlights: Episode Three
COR2ED Medical Education
ASBMR 2021 Rare Bone Disease Highlights: Episode Three
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Show Notes

We have partnered with international experts to provide rare bone diseases highlights from ASBMR 2021.

 This is the third episode in a series of four podcasts. In this episode Charlene Waldman (RBD Alliance) and Inês Alves (European Rare Bone Forum) discuss their highlights.

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