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Basic Science & Technology Highlights

Wish to hear opinion leaders present overview lectures on important timely topics?
The ECTS Update Program on basic science and technologies on Saturday morning is the place to be. Topics include:

  • Bone cell function in bone and beyond
  • Bone and the haematopoetic niche
  • Good practice in PCR

Authentication of cell lines

Where is the field of musculoskeletal research heading in the next 5-10 years?
Who would know better than Europe’s top researchers collaborating in EU funded consortia. Each year you can hear and meet these experts at the ECTS EU Consortia Summit. For ECTS 2017 they will team up with top speakers from the US and Asia.

Keynote lecture by Laura Calvi, US, expert on the bone microenvironment
Pitch talks from 5+ of the top research consortia funded by the EU
The Asian perspective by top representatives from Asian bone societies

What is new in preclinical bone research?

  • Listen to What is New – The Year in Review to get an overview of major innovations of the past year presented by one of the top opinion leaders.

 

Wish to hear the latest state of the art research in basic science and technology?

  • ECTS 2017 has experts from around the world covering the topics in different presentation formats:

 

Plenary lecture Insights from Outside

  • This year the topic is Big Data. What is different in the analysis of Big Data, how can you exploit the wealth of information.

 

Preclinical workshops

  • Ribosomal proteins in health and disease
  • Liquid biopsies
  • Autophagy

 

Symposia

  • Neuronal regulation of bone remodelling
  • Bone biomechanics and bone quality
  • Predisposition to tendon injury

 

Meet the Experts

  • Stephan Bustin: PCR
  • Anjali Kusumbe: Bone vasculature
  • Duncan Basset: Bone phenotyping in mice
  • Charles O´Brien: Transgenic mice for bone research – proper controls
  • Ellen Gravallese: Resolution of inflammation Lorenz Hofbauer: what is the mechanism for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

and, as a special topic:

  • Randy Levinson: How to publish in Nature Medicine

 

Working Groups

  • Epigenetics
  • Imaging of bone strength
  • Rare bone diseases (NEW)
  • Transgenic animal models of musculoskeletal diseases (NEW)

Clinical Highlights

Wish to hear experienced clinicians provide guidance on osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment?
The ECTS Clinical Update Program on Saturday morning is the place to be. Topics include:

  • Osteoporosis – diagnostic workup
  • Fracture risk assessment and intervention thresholds
  • Calcium and vitamin D
  • Choice of treatment
  • Treatment of osteoporosis in patients with reduced kidney function

 

Are you interested in disorders affecting bone beyond osteoporosis?
At ECTS 2017 we will focus on endocrinological disorders and bone with overview lectures by top opinion leaders. Topics include:

  • Diabetes and bone health
  • Thyroid diseases and bone health
  • Sodium and bone health
  • Parathyroid diseases and bone health

 

What is new in clinical bone research?

  • Listen to What is New – The Year in Review to get an overview of major innovations of the past year presented by one of the top opinion leaders.

 

New bone anabolic treatments may soon become available – should you fundamentally change your approach to treat osteoporosis?
Listen to the clinical debate on

  • “This house believes that anabolic therapy should be first line therapy for patients with established osteoporosis”

 

Wish to hear the latest state of the art clinical research ?
ECTS 2017 has experts from around the world covering the topics in different presentation formats:

  • Plenary lecture Insights from Outside.
  • This year the topic is Big Data. How can data mining affect diagnosis and treatment in the future?

 

Clinical workshops

  • Bone in rheumatoid disorders
  • Nutrition and bone
  • Vitamin D, back to the future

 

Symposia

  • Fracture risk in neurological diseases
  • BMD revisited: Can BMD be used as a surrogate for fracture risk reduction?
  • Tendon injury and therapy

 

Meet the Experts

  • Dennis Black: Long-term treatment of osteoporosis
  • Terry Aspray: Optimal replacement with vitamin D
  • Jenny Walsh: How to manage the young person with osteoporosis
  • Ken Saag: Difficult cases in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

and, as a special topic:

Randy Levinson: How to publish in Nature Medicine

 

Working Groups

  • Rheumatologic disorders of bone
  • Imaging of bone strength
  • Rare bone diseases (NEW)