As you may know, the traditional appointment with the ECTS PhD training course is approaching. This year the course will be restored in the classical “in-person” mode and held from 4 to 7 July at the International Center of Valbonne, Nice, with a beautiful view on the Côte d’Azur.
The ECTS PhD Training course is organized on a yearly basis and is now at its 15th edition. The aim of the course, which is open to ECTS members and non-members, is to promote general knowledge about bone research to young investigators. The well-established format of the course comprises an “introductory session” where key topics relevant to skeletal research are covered, followed by a varied program comprising specific topics addressed from a basic and a clinical perspective, cutting-edge technological updates and of course interactive sessions with students’ presentations.
The topics that will be covered in the 2022 course include:
- communication between bone and other tissues (including the vascular tissue), transcriptional control of bone cells
- mechanical stimulation, gravity and regenerative medicine of bone
- bone marrow niches in health and cancer
- effects of inflammation, nutrition and microbiota on bone
- state-of-the-art technologies in imaging and OMICS analysis
Besides the learning outcomes, an invaluable opportunity offered by the ECTS PhD training course is the close interaction with experts in the field for the entire duration of the program: in fact, several networking and mentoring sessions are scheduled in a very friendly, informal and vibrant atmosphere. This year faculty comprises Christa Maes (KU Leuven, Belgium), Núria Guañabens (Hospital Clínic Barcelona, Spain), Hubert Marotte (INSERM U1059 SAnté INgéniérie BIOlogie. Saint-Etienne, France), Emmanuel Biver (Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland), Jean-Louis Milan (Aix Marseille University, France), Barbara Cassani (University of Milan, Italy), Lucienne Vonk (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands), Hervé Kempf (French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS, France), Marco Ponzetti (University of L’Aquila, Italy); just to mention a few.
Registrations are open on the ECTS website. If you have not applied yet, do not waste any time: the places are available on a first-come-basis and a few are still available.
We look forward to welcome you at International Center of Valbonne!