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.

Programme highlights

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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