This prestigious PhD Training Course, aimed at promoting general knowledge of bone research to young investigators, is now in its 13th year and has been hailed as one of the most innovative and successful courses in the bone field.
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. An example of the topics likely to be included in the programme is provided below. 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.
Aims & learning outcomes
- To promote knowledge about physiology and pathology of bone and calcium metabolism
- To promote knowledge about methods in bone research
- To promote networking between European PhD students in the bone field
At the end of the course, the PhD student should:
- Understand bone biology, the interaction and communication between bone and other tissues, transcriptional control of bone cells and bone cell signaling
- Have knowledge of rare diseases affecting bone
- Understand the interactions of the immune system and bone
- Have knowledge of the cutting edge technology
- Be able to present and discuss their PhD project
|13:30 - 13:45||Introduction: Luca Sangiorgi (Italy) and Nuria Guañabens (Spain)|
|13:45-15:00||Speed mentoring: ECTS Academy|
|16:15-17:15||Keynote lecture: ER stress and bone, Mike Briggs (UK)|
|17:15-18.00||Bone tissue engineering, Georg Feichtinger (UK)|
|18:15-19:00||Preparing for a presentation, Björn Busse (Germany)|
|09:00-09:45||Osteoporosis: the bench, Gudrun Stenbeck (UK)|
|09:45-10:30||Osteoporosis: from the clinician’s point of view, Elena Tsourdi (Germany)|
|10:45-11:30||Bone and muscle cross-talk, Marco Sandri (Italy)|
|11:30-12:15||Bone biomechanics, Marco Viceconti (Italy)|
|14:00-15:30||Student presentations I|
|15:30-16:15||Vascular physiology of the bone Anika Grüneboom, (Germany)|
|16:30-17:15||Bone metastases: the bench, Hanna Taipaleenmäki (Germany)|
|17:15-18:00||Bone metastases: the bedside, Rob Coleman (UK)|
|09:00-10:30||Student Presentations II|
|10:45-11:30||Bone fragility: from basic research to clinical trial, Martine Cohen-Solal (France)|
|11:30-12:15||Osteopetrosis, the long road towards a cure, Anna Teti (Italy)|
|14:00-14:30||Bond ERN: an opportunity for research? Luca Sangiorgi (Italy)|
|14.30-15.00||On the side of the patient, Ines Alves (Portugal)|
|15.00-15.45||AI in diagnosis/definition of cohorts of patients, Andrea Cavalli (Italy)|
|16:00-16:45||Paget disease of bone, Luigi Gennari (Italy)|
|16:45-17:30||Zebrafish models of bone diseases, Antonella Forlino (Italy)|
|20:00||Dinner + Bike city tour|
|09:30-10:15||How to manage data and samples according to GDPR, Chiara Baldo (Italy)|
|10:30-12:00||Preparing for a presentation: review of the PhD students’s work, Björn Busse (Germany)|
Registration fees: 450€, incl. meals & accommodation (3 nights) in a basic bedroom at the Venue.
Please note that the bedrooms and bathrooms will to be shared. Sharing preferences can be indicated on the registration form.
For networking purposes we strongly encourage all PhD students to make use of the accomodation provided at the venue, where lecturers and ECTS staff will also be housed.
Places are available on a first-come basis to students satisfying the criteria below:
- PhD student
- Member of ECTS
PhD students will be required to prepare either a short oral or poster presentation. After registration, the organizers will inform students on their presentation method.