The virtual ECTS Clinical Training Course on Metabolic Bone Disorders was held on 2 to 3 September 2021. We had 40 registrants, and the majority were clinical trainees in endocrinology and rheumatology. The aim was to provide background knowledge about bone metabolism in children and adults and then consider the diagnosis and management of a number of bone diseases, such as fibrous dysplasia, Paget’s disease and osteogenesis imperfecta.
We provided the delegates with a questionnaire and 96% felt the course was useful, very useful or extremely useful. The delegates enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the possibility to ask questions easily. They appreciated that we had chosen some of the top experts in the field in Europe and they liked the choice of topics. The delegates felt that the information would be implemented in their practice and was free of commercial bias.
The course was organised by the Clinical Action Group of the ECTS and I am particularly grateful to the support from Dr Nuria Guanyabens and from Roberta Mugnai and her team. We hope to organise a follow-up course covering other topics next year, hopefully in person.