ECTS2021 Digital Congress is fast approaching! As last year, we will use the unique opportunity of a digital congress. So no matter where you are in the world, you can join the ECTS congress. The Digital Congress will be divided in two parts: a Live Prime Time on May 6–8, 2021 and 5 days of ECTS@Home on May 19–20, June 10–11, and June 18, 2021. The Allied Health Professionals (AHP) session will take place on June 18, 2021: 13:30–18:00.
The congress will bring together world-renown experts, researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals (AHPs) to create an influential forum for knowledge exchange. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the latest advances in musculoskeletal research and state-of-the-art clinical care of patients with metabolic bone diseases and related disorders.
ECTS recognises the role of AHPs (e.g., nurses, physiotherapists, technicians…) in leading initiatives to improve education, standards and ultimately the care for patients with musculoskeletal diseases. For more than 10 years, the ECTS Annual Congress has included specific activities for AHPs. This year, we are delighted to present a one-day programme tailored to meet the educational needs of the AHP. The AHP programme committee members and session chairs are pleased to invite you to participate in this exciting programme of expert-led lectures.
The first AHP session (Friday, June 18: 13:30–15:30) comprises a series of theory-based presentations. Firstly, we will begin with an overview of ‘Mechanisms of fracture healing’ presented by Professor Mark Wilkinson, United Kingdom. Lectures on ‘Differences in the mechanisms of action between antiresorptive and osteo-anabolic drugs’ (Professor Bente Langdahl, Denmark) and ‘New Bone Quality Techniques: Microsample Testing’ (Professor Phillipe Zysset, Switzerland) will follow. The session will end with a panel discussion and there will be an opportunity for questions.
The second session (Friday, June 18: 16:00–18:00) comprises a series of more practically-based presentations. We will begin with ‘Fall prevention: how to diagnose high fall risk, and how to prevent subsequent falling’ presented by Associate professor Associate professorAssociate Professor Katharina Kerschan-Schindl, Austria. This will be followed by ‘When there is an indication for DXA, should we always also do a VFA?’ (Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer,Consultant and Honorary Senior LecturerConsultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer Consultant and Honorary Senior LecturerNicola Peel, United Kingdom), and finally, ‘How do we use osteoanabolic drugs in daily practice’ (Dr. Christian Muschitz, Austria).
More detailed information about the AHP programme is available at the congress website. We encourage you to check the website and get the most out of your congress attendance.
We look forward to meeting you online.