The ECTS 2019 congress will offer delegates a number of educational activities, fulfilling the ECTS mission to disseminate scientific excellence and education. The Budapest meeting offers an excellent one-stop opportunity for learning from and interacting with top scientists and clinicians. This applies not only to those who are new to the field or want to expand their skills to other areas of calcified tissue research, but also to those who simply want to ensure that they have not missed any key developments or new techniques.
Clinical update: learn about new concepts on treatments and beyond and meet our colleagues from Asia to compare the Eastern and the Western perspectives to optimize drug dosing and to run efficiently a Fracture Liaison Service. For the jobbing bone clinician or allied health professional, Saturday morning also offers state of the art educational updates on the new anabolics, on how to manage patients after denosumab and where we are now with vitamin D and bone health. Presentations by Juliet Compston, Bente Langdahl and Carola Zilikens. Saturday 11 May 2019, 8:30-11:00
Basic/Translational science update: Do you want to know the emerging role of chondrocytes to osteoblasts and mesenchymal cells to adipocytes and their consequences on bone metabolism and formation? The Bone Biology update will offer you a comprehensive overview. Includes phosphate sensing and chondrocyte osteoblast transition. Talksby Annegreet G. Veldhuis-Vlug, Laurent Beck and Christine Hartmann attend it on Saturday, 8:30-10:00.
Saturday at 10:30-11:30 you will also hear about the significant advancement in efficient phenotyping and imaging of bone using cryo-histology and intra-vital two-photo microscopy, two unique and non-destructive methods during Basic science technology. Presentations by David W. Rowe & Michelle McDonald
Plenary Symposium 1: What is New (WIN): Experienced scientists will highlight and discuss major discoveries in the clinical and pre-clinical bone fields achieved in the last year. Come and attend on Saturday 16:00-17:00. Presentations by Martine Cohen-Solal & Martina Rauner
Expert Forum on X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH): A debate will be held in which eminent experts will interactively discuss with the audience about the multifaceted feature of this debilitating rare bone disease. Sunday 12 May 2019, 13:30-14:30 Presentations by Signe Beck-Nilsen & Peter Kamenicky
Educational Symposium on ENPP1 Deficiency: An interactive debate on the basic and clinical aspects of ENPP1 deficiency and its consequences on bone mineralization. Sunday 12 May 2019, 19:00-20:00. Presentations from Frank Rutsch, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Ralf Oheim & Demetrios Braddock.
Educational Symposium on FGF23: all you want to know about FGF23 and its involvement in hypophosphatemia. Monday 13 May 2019, 13:30-14:30. Presentations by Reinhold Urban & Christian Faul
Meet the Expert sessions: What the best ways to improve knowledge in the bone field than participate to “Meet the Expert” sessions? They present an excellent opportunity for engaging with experts and key opinion leaders of your choice in informal and interactive sessions. Ten original and new topics will be discussed, ranging from high throughput technologies (by David Rowe) to How to evaluate mesenchymal stem cell function (by Matthew Greenblatt), Biomechanical characterization of the bone matrix in health and disease (Björn Busse), Metabolism of osteoblasts / skeletal cells (by Ryan Riddle) and Bioengineering of articular cartilage (Jennifer H. Elisseeff). Clinical topics include an introduction to pharmacoepidemiology for bone researchers (by Daniel Prieto-Alhambra). Stuart Ralston will share his experience in taking ideas from the bone clinic to the laboratory and back. Andrew Burghardt will update you on bone imaging beyond DXA. Two East meet West sessions will focus on How to efficiently run a Fracture Liaison Service (by Yong-Chan Ha and Kristina Akesson) and on Optimising drug dosing (by Erik Fink Eriksen and Yoshiya Tanaka). Sessions will be held on Sunday and Monday 13:30-14:30. Chose the ones that you like and better fit with your interest.
Allied Health Professionals: Are you an AHP? Come and learn from your peers on Sunday 13:30-14:30, and network with them at 19:00-20:00. All you want to know about your everyday work.
ECTS 2019: the musculoskeletal congress cut out for you