Submit your research to ECTS 2018

The deadline for abstract submission to ECTS 2018 in Valencia is 12 February. Don't miss your chance to present your research at Europe's leading congress in the musculoskeletal field, uniting both clinicians and basic scientists in their common quest for scientific excellence.


An international congress is always a perfect opportunity to get in touch with colleagues from all over the world.

Strength and create new alliances during ECTS 2018 and discover now the Networking Programme.

Participating in the congress can also be worthwhile from another perspective: check the great variety of Grants & Awards supported by the ECTS.


Take your chance to proactively become part of the scientific programme by submitting an abstract and sharing your research and knowledge with international experts and visitors.

All information is summed up in the Abstract Guidelines, do not miss the final deadline for submission on Monday, 12 February 2018.


You have already decided to participate in the ECTS Congress 2018, but have not chosen your accommodation so far?

Due to Valencia's tourist popularity, early hotel booking is highly recommended!

Have a look at the various selection of accommodation in the surrounding of the Valencia Conference Centre (VCC) - we are happy to be of your assistance.

We are happy to provide you with further information concerning exciting Networking Events during the congress, your opportunity to actively form the congress' scientific programme and your personal arrangements around the venue.We are looking forward to welcoming you to Valencia in May 2018. In case you have any further questions, feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help.

Pre-Congress Programme Revealed

Extend your stay in Valencia for a full day of educational activities for special interest groups, including a training course, 10 working groups, a special programme on rare bone disease.  Seats are limited, so make sure you register in time!

  • ECTS-Mellanby-SEIOMM Training Course on Vertebral Fractures: the renowned Mellanby Center for Bone research at the University of Sheffield will provide you with this highly educational and interactive workshop on the clinical identification and management of vertebral fractures. This day-long course is open to clinicians,laboratory scientists and nurses involved in the clinical management of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures.
  • ECTS-ICCBH Rare Bone Diseases Workshop: a unique collaboration to discuss “Pathophysiology, Minifestations and Treatment of From Childhood to Adulthood” in rare bone diseases. The programme will review disorders of bone mineralization and bone fragility.
  • East-Meets-West Programme where opinion leaders from the West and East part of the world will discuss Concepts for case finding in osteoporosis.
    You can then join a Meet-the-Professor session discussing uncommon cases of bone diseases.
  • Sponsored SEIOMM Symposium: Advanced imaging techniques in metabolic bone diseases: 3D-DXA
    Advanced imaging techniques in metabolic bone diseases: 3D-DXA
  • Working Groups: focused and interactive meetings to review specific topics related to our field: rheumatic diseases, bioengeeniring, regeneration and implants, imaging bone strength, use of mouse models and non-mammalian models in research, cartilage pathophysiology, rare bone diseases, non-calcified tissues and ectopic calcifications…
  • EU Consortia Summit: Tips to get funded by the EU
  • ECTS Academy Session: hear the most exciting developments in the  musculoskeletal field in all parts of the world

Learn more…

Registration and abstract submission now open

We are pleased to inform you that the abstract submission and registration for ECTS 2018 in Valencia (Spain) are now open.

With an international delegation of clinicians and basic scientists, ECTS Congress is the meeting where great science, collaboration and research across the musculoskeletal field come together.  By submitting an abstract you can become an active part of the congress and have the opportunity to share and discuss your work with other experts in the field. 


Have a look at the ECTS 2018 website and discover the programme

This year, ECTS 2018 will feature more opportunities for focused poster presentations to create networks and exchange ideas. 

The deadline for submitting your abstract is 12 February 2018.

With the opening of the abstract submission, we also officially launch the congress registration and applications for our Early Career, East-meets-West and Allied Health Professional Awards.


We are happy to announce that the registration is open now.

Register now for the ECTS 2018 and pre-congress programme. It only takes a few minutes and you will benefit from discounted rates!

For more information such as the registration fees click register now.


Take an active part in shaping the leading European Congress in the bone field by submitting your research.

Find out more on how to plan and prepare your abstract on the website.

Deadline for abstract submission: 12 February 2018


Have a look at the high quality and diverse programm and get a first insight into the Pre-Congress programm.

Get yourself informed about the variety of opportunities and all symposiums and lectures

Make your work part of ECTS 2018 and join us in Valencia, a beautiful place for scientific exchange!

If you have any questions regarding your registration or abstract submission, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at any time.

Register now for the ECTS 2018 and pre-congress programme. It only takes a few minutes and you will benefit from discounted rates!

We are always happy to help.

Your ECTS 2018 Congress Team

Support the Education – Become a sponsor of ECTS 2018

After the success of ECTS 2017 in Salzburg it is our pleasure to invite you to the 45th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress, to take place 26 – 29 May 2018 in beautiful Valencia, Spain.


We expect around 1,000 delegates at ECTS 2018, representing a diverse range of specialties.

The high-quality scientific programme is developed for both clinical and basic scientists, many of whom are key opinion leaders in their fields.



For this unique event, we offer attractive sponsorship packages for all budgets. Make sure you share your activities by

  • hosting a Satellite Symposium, Educational Symposium or Industry Spotlight Session
  • creating a dedicated sponsor page in the mobile App 
  • supporting the development of the Congress Report 

Check out the Industry Prospectus for all sponsor- ship opportunities and read more about the main reasons to participate in the congress.


The building of the Congress Center Valencia is an emblematic piece of architecture, designed by the renowned architect Norman Foster. 

The building is the ideal balance of beauty, func-tionality and versatility. It is easily accessible from the city centre and the Valencia International Airport. 

The exhibition will be perfectly integrated between the conference rooms. 


We gladly introduce the new organising team from INTERPLAN Congress, Meeting & Event Manage-ment AG (clockwise from upper left): 

Project Managers
Severine Weinz
Franziska Linge

Industry Liaison Manager
Karin Seidel

Exhibition Manager
Svenja Behrens

Karin Seidel will be happy to assist you with any question you may have concerning the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you and we remain at your disposal for any question you may have.

Kind regards,

Anna Teti
ECTS President and Scientific Programme Committee Chair

Nuria Guañabens
Local Organising Committee Chair