East-Meets-West Programme

Since 2016, ECTS has successfully run as part of our Annual Congress Programme, a specific East-meets-West Programme where experts from Europe, USA, Japan, China and Korea discuss latest advances and controversies in research and clinical practice in the bone field.


The 2018 East-Meets-West Programme will be held as  a full day programme, during the Pre-Congress Educational Programme on 25 May, and it will include:

  • ECTS-Mellanby Training Course on Vertebral Fractures Identification
  • Plenary session “Case finding for Osteoporosis – comparing Eastern and Western Strategies”: it is a world wide problem how to best identify cases in need for osteoporosis treatment. National and regional guidelines have been devised to optimize the procedure.
  • Meet Experts from East & West: “How do I manage unusual clinical cases in the bone clinic? Expert experience from the East and the West”.  There will be 3 parallel sessions, repeated 2 times, on Tumour induced osteomalacia, Atypcial femur fractures and MGUS and MM.
  • ECTS-AgNovos East-meets-West Research Award: Each of the three guest countries (China, Japan, Korea) will submit abstracts to the general programme and the ECTS Scientific Programme Committee will name the top three per guest country, based on abstract score.  An announcement of Awards Winners will be made during the East-meets-West Symposium and a special ceremony to hand out the winner certificates will be placed in the programme