Christian Meier is associate professor of endocrinology at the University of Basel and serves as consultant at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition at University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. Christian received his scientific and medical training (Swiss Board Certification Internal Medicine 1997 and Endocrinology & Diabetology 1999) in Switzerland and in Australia. From 2002-2004, he joined the Bone Biology Research Group at the ANZAC Research Institute in Sydney and was involved in various clinical projects assessing the clinical utility of bone turnover markers. His research interests include various aspects of bone and mineral metabolism, specifically pathophysiological aspects of male osteoporosis and diabetic bone disease.
Christian is past-president of the Swiss Society against osteoporosis (SVGO), serves as committee member of the Dachverband deutschsprachiger osteologischer Gesellschaften e.V. (DVO), is member of the Committee Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and co-chairs the ECTS Clinical Practice Action Group.
Committee Role & Responsibilities
Engaging with all partners is key for the fulfillment of ECTS mission. The Committee will ensure that ECTS partners with industry with the highest standards and continues developing activities of interest for the entire community.
The main role of the Corporate Engagement Committee is to
- Develop new and effective concepts how ECTS can more efficiently interact with industry.
- Develop talking points for industry that highlight the strengths of ECTS and why industry should engage with ECTS.
- Develop fundraising strategies, including EU funding, in line with future changes in the Calcified Tissues’ field.
Committee Structure & Composition
Finance and corporate engagement Action Group
- Martine Cohen-Solal, Co-Chair
- Bram Van der Eerden
- Serge Ferrari
- Juliet Compston
- Annegreet Veldhuis-Vlug, ECTS Academy
- Alex Ireland, ECTS Academy
- Andrea Palermo
- Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
Membership Engagement Action Group
- Nuria Guanabens, Co-Chair
- Amina Valjevac
- Richard Pikner
- Michael Kriegbaum
- Yuuki Imai
- Mustafa Unal, ECTS Academy