Webinar Series Rare Bone Diseases: Melorheostosis
Organisers: European Calcified Tissue Society and ERN BOND
Chairs: Dr Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra & Dr Natalie Butterfield
Speaker: Prof Geert Mortier
Date & Time: 14 March 2023, from 16:00 to 17:00 CET
After watching this webinar, participants will be able to discuss:
- What are clinical and radiographic features of melorheostosis?
- How can dysregulation of the TFGbeta pathway cause melorheostosis?
- How can we identify the genetic cause in rare sporadic bone disorders?
This webinar is free and open to everyone with an interest in the field.REGISTER HERE
The ECTS webinar “Melorheostosis,” streamed live and on-demand, 14 March 2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®s).
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity, live or on-demand.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
This programme is supported by Kyowa Kirin in the form of an educational grant. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by its sponsor.
About the Speaker
Geert Mortier is currently Director of the Department Medical Genetics and Head of the Center for Rare Diseases in the Antwerp University Hospital. He is also Chairman of GENOMED, a research center of excellence at the University of Antwerp where he is funded by the prestigious Methusalem grant. He is full professor at the University of Antwerp and affiliated professor at the Manipal University in India. He is a Belgian-certified pediatrician and clinical geneticist. He has a strong research interest in growth diseases and genetic disorders of the skeleton. He participates in several expert networks for skeletal dysplasias and is member of the scientific medical committee and medical advisory board for several companies and agencies. He is currently coordinator of the Flemish Network for Rare Bone Disorders and International Coordinating Investigator for the Dreambird study (natural history study for achondroplasia sponsored by Therachon). His research bibliography is available at Researcher ID:D-2542-2012 and ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9871-4578