Following Bo Abrahamsen’s article, you know what the ECTS is organising during the upcoming ECTS 2021 Digital Congress. But ECTS has much in store for the new year and here is more about how you can connect with the community: Take an active role!
ECTS activities are overseen by our Committees and Action Groups. Currently, more than 50 volunteers support the daily life of the ECTS and they accomplish activities such as organising webinars, putting together our training programmes, publishing position papers and guidelines, writing newsletters and social media posts.
Action Group Members are appointed for a term of 1 to 3 years and the ECTS Board of Directors is, therefore, regularly looking for volunteers who would like to take on an additional role in making ECTS a dynamic and engaged community.
If you would like to take part in these activities, let us know of your interest by completing an online form here.
Time to network – join our Coffee Shops
Our Coffee Shops will continue in 2021, so we invite you to join us on 15th of January 2-3pm CET for an informal networking on chondrocyte trans-differentiation. Moderated by Andrei Chagin and Anna Teti, this coffee shop will feature some of the most prominent experts in the field. “Baristas” will include: Christina Hartman, University Münster, Germany; Danny Chan and Kathryn Cheah University of Hong Kong, China; Henry M Kronenberg, Harvard University, USA; Charles Kwok Fai Chan, Stanford University, USA; Jeffrey Baron and Julian Lui, NIH Bethesda, USA; Subburaman Mohan, Loma Linda VA Healthcare Systems, USA, and more to be confirmed.
Researve your ”table” here.
Our upcoming webinars
We are thrilled to provide you with a full year of online education and networking opportunities. The 2021 calendar of ECTS Webinars “Bone, Muscle & Beyond” is available and the first webinar will feature Nicola Napoli, on Covid-19 and Osteoporosis on 14th of January 2021, 4-5pm CET. Check here for the full 2021 calendar and register free of charge.
Don’t forget, ECTS members can always catch up at any time using the on-demand elearning content in the Education Resource Center.
Our training courses
The ECTS PhD Training Course is currently planned to be held as a live event on 27-30th of August 2021, in Edinburgh. A virtual option is considered if needed. The programme and registrations will be announced in the coming weeks here.
Our first Clinical Training Course in Metabolic Bone Diseases will be held in Sheffield, in September 2021. A virtual option will be considered if needed. This two-day training course will offer a rich blend of scientific and educational sessions on metabolic bone diseases and osteoporosis. It will combine state-of-the-art lectures and cases, including practical skills training.
The draft programme is available here and registrations will be announced in the coming weeks.
Join the ECTS, become member or renew your membership here and contribute to the lively ECTS activities.