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Members of the working group:

  1. Will Cawthorn
  2. Mara Riminucci
  3. Alessandro Corsi
  4. Pamela Robey
  5. Christophe Chauveau
  6. Shanti Rojas-Sutterlin
  7. Cliff Rosen
  8. Nathalie Bravenboer
  9. Christophe Chauveau
  10. Eleni Douni
  11. Tim Schulz
  12. William Ferris
  13. Miriam Bredella


Establish a uniform nomenclature for BMA


The working group will identify currently used definitions, acronyms and classifications related to BMA. These will be discussed with the aim to come up with uniform descriptions after which the working group draft file will be finalized and published, providing a basis for consistent, global use of these terms in future. If approved, the draft file can be finalized and published to guarantee future use of these terms globally.

Issues related to nomenclature:

  • Examples of currently used names that should be discussed include the acronyms BMA (Bone Marrow Adiposity), MAT (Marrow Adipose Tissue), BMAT (Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue), and MSC (Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell) vs SSC (Skeletal Stem Cell).BMA/MAT/BMAT and MSC vs SSC.
  • Describe the etiology of the currently used definitions/acronyms/classification
  • Provide arguments for the newly proposed nomenclature
  • Identify optional repositories to submit the new nomenclature

Update: BMAS Nomenclature paper is now published!