The ECTS Webinar Committee, consisting of seven members, has taken up the initiative to start a new series of webinars entitled: ‘ECTS webinar Series on Bone, Muscle & Beyond’. The members of this taskforce are: Bram van der Eerden (Rotterdam, the Netherlands; chair), Hanna Taipaleenmaki (Hamburg, Germany), Thomas Funck-Brentano (Paris, France), Nadia Rucci (L’Aquila, Italy), Nerea Alonso-Gomez (Edinburgh, UK), Kati Tarkkonen (Turku, Finland) and Nika Lovsin (Ljubljana, Slovenia).
The ECTS webinar committee will organise 6-8 webinars per year and the primary goals are to convey knowledge on musculoskeletal topics, including state-of-the art lectures, novel technologies, debates, management skills and others but also to promote collaborations.
While the committee is in the process of assembling relevant basic and clinical topics and speakers for 2018, 3 webinars have been scheduled for this year as follow:
- Thursday 14 September 2017, Matthias Hackl (TAMirNA): Liquid Biopsies (hosted by Bram van der Eerden). The time will be 00-17.00 h CET Registration now open
- Thursday 12 November 2017, Klara Sjogren/Claes Ohlsson (Gothenburg): Microbiome (hosted by Thomas Funck-Brentano). Time announced later.
- Thursday 7 December 2017, Alon Greenbaum (CalTech): BoneCLARITY (hosted by Nadia Rucci). Time announced later.
Registration will be open to ECTS members and non-members. The Taskforce is looking forward to welcoming many ECTS members, labs and universities colleagues but also many basic scientists and clinicians through our national and international societies network.