It is only a few months to go until clinical researchers, basic and translational scientists and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) working in the musculoskeletal field and related diseases will meet in the Mediterranean metropole of Marseille for the 47th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress.
The Scientific Programme Committee looks forward to present a diverse programme of sessions in which renowned speakers will present hot topics and recent advances of major clinical relevance. Participating at the ECTS conference will give you the opportunity not only to catch-up on the latest in management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases in children and adults, but also to share your own research with a large international audience. As always, within the clinical programme a number of oral presentation slots and poster slots are available for clinical research. We hope that you will be one of the researchers contributing abstracts to the meeting – the abstract submission is open until the 13th of January as does the application for Travel Grants and New Investigator awards.
As the clinical co-chair for the committee, I am really excited to announce a range of sessions that will help deepen our understanding of bone health in various clinical conditions. Within the Big Clinical Session, which is jointly presented with the ASBMR, the role of a personalized approach in osteoporosis therapy, specifically on treatment duration and follow-up after treatment discontinuation will be discussed. Other sessions will focus on prostate cancer and the management and prevention of bone complications (joint session with CABS) and on fundamentals and clinical consequences of bone marrow adiposity (joint session with BMAS). We will also offer you to take part in our clinical workshop sessions which include the often-neglected transition process of common genetic syndromes from childhood to adulthood and will answer the question whether secondary osteoporosis is truly reversible. Furthermore, deep learning approaches for estimation of fracture risk through artificial intelligence will be presented as a cutting edge topic of growing relevance.
Only a few selected topics of next year’s ECTS conference can be highlighted in this short programme summary. Nevertheless, we would like to draw your attention on the always well received ECTS/ASBMR debate where the two societies compete by swaying the opinions of the audience to favor or reject a motion central in the bone field. In this session, two excellent speakers will give an educational and entertaining duel on the evidence of intervention thresholds in patients with imminent fracture risk. Furthermore, a Clinical Update session jointly organized with AHP, will focus on the evidence of fall and fracture prevention by means other than pharmacotherapy.
As in past years, the Clinical Programme links closely into translational and basic topics and into the ancillary and pre-congress programme. The diversified pre-congress programme comprises an ECTS-ICCBH workshop on rare bone disease, including diseases of calcium and phosphate sensing and ectopic calcifications, an ECTS/ERA-EDTA workshop on biomarkers in kidney disease and an Expert Forum on anabolic strategies to augment fracture healing.
The Full Scientific Programme will be available soon here. We encourage you to navigate by date, create your own itinerary, download the full programme or search for a specific speaker or topic.
Join us in Marseille, savor a few days at the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a clinical programme that will bring you top speakers and opportunities for networking and interactions with your peers.