This prestigious PhD Training Course, aimed at promoting general knowledge of bone research to young investigators, is now in its eleventh year and has been hailed as one of the most innovative and successful courses in the bone field.
Taking place in Paris, France from 8-11 July 2017, the course starts with an “introductory session” where key topics relevant to skeletal research are covered, followed by a varied programme that incorporates clinical and basic topics with a mix of speakers with clinical or basic science backgrounds. The full training programme and registration details are available at http://ectsoc.org/education/phd-training/ects-phd-training-course-2017/
One of the important aspects of the course is the opportunity for students to network and obtain feedback on their project. Student presentations include poster and short presentations of their PhD project as well as networking sessions with invited speakers. The course has been of immense value to previous participants, and the networks that form during these events help to sustain the musculoskeletal field in Europe into the future.