Do you agree that time flies? We are almost at the end of the year and before we start the festivities let me take a few moments to look back at some of our achievements from the past 12 months.
During the ECTS 2017 Opening Ceremony we presented you the ECTS strategic goals for the coming years and it is with proud that that we announce that these goals were achieved:
The 2018 calendar of activities is as exciting and rich as the one of this year.
ECTS Membership Benefits go Mobile – New Society App
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new overarching society App.
Use the app to learn about the latest developments of the society and network with your peers through the Members Lounge. The ECTS App will also give you direct access to the Education Resource Center, our online library with webcasts, presentations and other educational material relevant to the field.
Coming out soon, the ECTS 2018 Congress App will be directly accessible from this mobile App to provide you with everything you need for your preparation and attendance at ECTS Congress: browse the scientific programme, presentations, posters, abstracts, exhibitors & maps.
The ECTS Society App is available to everyone working in the musculoskeletal field but some of the content will be restricted to members.
ECTS 2018 Programme Highlights Revealed
The ECTS 2018 meeting will feature an impressive line-up of plenaries, workshops, educational and oral presentation sessions. For early career professionals, specific sessions will be offered throughout the meeting by the ECTS Academy.
Click here to discover what the ECTS 2018 will offer you and plan your participation to an engaging and insightful ECTS Annual Meeting. Join us in Valencia from 26-29 May 2018 and do not forget to enrol for the exciting Pre-Congress programme on 25 May.
Webinar Series “Bone, Muscle & Beyond”
Increased frequency of our Webinar Series “Bone, Muscle & Beyond”. Check here the calendar of our 2018 clinical and basic science webinars and save the date for the upcoming sessions:
- 18 January 2018, 16:00 – 17:00 CET, Epidemiology, Andre Uitterlinden
- 1 March 2018, 16:00 – 17:00 CET, Metabolic bone disease & histomorphometry, Juliet Compston
Launch of a new Fellowship Programme
We have introduced two new one-year fellowships in the amount of €10,000.
Two calls are open to ECTS members looking to conduct clinical or basic/translational research into bone disease. The deadline for applications is 13 December 2017 and results will be announced during ECTS 2018 Congress in Valencia.
Visit the ECTS Grants & Awards section of the website for more information.
Increased Membership Benefits – ECTS revises its fees
As you can see, ECTS continues to support the community and provides you with unique membership services.
- Reduced fees to ECTS Annual Congress
- Access to other ECTS Events and IFMRS activities
- Access to session recordings of ECTS and ECTS Academy Webinars
- Best research: ECTS Fellowship and ECTS Academy Mentorship
- Best education: ECTS Academy, access to the ECTS Resource Center, our online educational library
- Access to the Members’ Lounge with members directory
- Monthly Newsletter
- Society App
To acknowledge the incredible value of membership benefits, the annual fee will be revised from €58 to €95 for full membership and from €32 to €45 for student membership.
Despite this change, which is the first substantial increase since its inception, I am sure you agree that ECTS membership remains of great value compared to what it offers us.
Your membership is essential to develop new initiatives and to accomplish ECTS aims. Renew your membership now.
On behalf of all of us at ECTS, thank you very much for your continued support and we look forward to seeing at a next ECTS event and in Valencia!
With kind regards,
ECTS President and ECTS SPC Chair