Scientific Programme

The Programme of the ECTS 2018 Congress will provide a complete offer for basic and translational scientists, clinical researchers and AHP working in the field of bone and related diseases. The scientific programme will highlight the state-of-the-art clinical practices, recent advances, new data and views from different stakeholders, in a format designed to encourage interactions.

The Full Scientific Programme is now available.  You can navigate by date, create your own itinerary, download the full programme or search for a specific speaker or topic.

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ECTS 2018 online books are now available

You can now download the electronic versions of the following ECTS publications:

A printed version of the Programme Book will be available onsite to all registered delegates.  Abstracts are also available through the ECTS 2018 App

Programme Highlights

For Clinicians

For Basic and 
Translational Scientists

True Innovations: “What is new? The year in review”

Clinical bone research highlights

Bone basic science highlights

Best Practices: Clinical Update and Guidance by Key Opinion Leaders

Inflammation and Bone: pathophysiology and clinical approaches

A half- day of comprehensive Clinical Update on Postmenopausal Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders

Osteoporosis: closing the treatment gap and Anabolic / sequential therapies

Weight Loss and Bone: effects on bone metabolism and fracture risks

Cancer and Bone: bone malignancies and bone loss in cancer patients

Rare Bone Diseases: bone mineralization deficiency and bone fragility

Vertebral Fractures (joint with ASBMR): VFA MRI, management, diagnosis, and prognosis

Discover the latest advances in research

Discover the latest advances in research

Science methodology: the reproducibility crisis

A half-day of Basic Science Update

Fish as model for skeletal diseases

Energy metabolism and bone: bone cells bioenergetics, gut microbiota and energy homeostasis

Cancer: Genetic disorders and bone tumours; RANKL and oncogenesis

Working Groups

Non calcified tissues and ectopic calcification

Cancer: Breast and prostate bone metastases

Rheumatology and bone

Fish as model for skeletal diseases

Cartilage pathophysiology: common and rare disorders of cartilage

Bone bioengineer, regeneration and implants

Transgenic animals of musculoskeletal disease

Non mammalian models: potentiality of non mammalian models in the study of common and rare skeletal diseases

Rare bone diseases: Chromatin disorganisation in skeletal disorder

Epigenetic regulation of bone formation: DNA and histone modifications