The unprecedented times we are in due to the Covid-19 outbreak forced us to postpone the annual ECTS congress in Marseille until October 20-24th later this year. Unfortunately, a few invited keynote speakers indicated that they are not able to join the meeting in October, so the idea was brought forward to organize an online event around the days of the originally planned ECTS to give some of the speakers the opportunity to expose their latest research to the ECTS community.
Therefore, the Scientific Program Committee in collaboration with the E-learning action group has organized a webinar event on Tuesday the 19th of May at 13.50 h Central European Time (CET) entitled “ECTS2020@home: avant-première of ECTS Congress in October 2020”. The program promises to be very interesting with both clinical and basic science presentations from several research areas. Prof. Natalie Sims (St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia) will start the session by presenting data on the role of osteocytic autophagy in bone mineralisation. Prof. Pieter Evenepoel (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) will talk about the assessment of bone fragility markers in chronic kidney disease. Dr. Elvire Gouze (INSERM, Nice, France) will present data on a gene therapy approach for type II collagenopathies. Prof. Michael Whyte (Shriners hospitals for children, St. Louis, USA) will conclude the webinar event by talking about therapeutic strategies to treat chronic hypophosphatemia. The scheme for the event is as follows:
In line with the congress schedule and similar to the ECTS webinar series “Bone, Muscle & beyond…”, template, each presenter will present his/her data in 25 minutes followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.
ECTS2020@Home is offered by ECTS, but registration is required. Please confirm your attendance to this special online event here. We hope to welcome you in large numbers similar as to how we would have met in person in these days!
On behalf of the ECTS Scientific Program Committee and the E-learning action group,
Bram van der Eerden