Perkin Elmer

PerkinElmer is a global life sciences company uniquely positioned to bring instruments and software solutions to enable comprehensive imaging & detection solutions for your preclinical research. Our Quantum GX microCT imaging system combines high resolution microCT imaging with high-speed, low dose CT scanning across multiple species, ideal for bone and tissue research. When coupled with AccuCT™, our automated, advanced bone analysis software, researchers can perform ASBMR bone morphometry and BMD analysis with just a few clicks.  Stop by booth 16 and learn  how PerkinElmer preclinical solutions can work for you.


Immunodiagnostic Systems Limited is a leading in-vitro diagnostic solution provider to the clinical laboratory market. Our immunoassay portfolio is available for use on our fully-automated IDS-iSYS Multi-Discipline Automated System, or as stand-alone manual assay kits. This complete offering meets the needs of both clinical and research laboratories of all types and sizes with their diagnostic testing requirements. Immunodiagnostic Systems offers a unique and full panel of bone turnover markers, for the measurement and monitoring of bone resorption and formation markers which provide highly accurate and reliable results. For more product information visit us on stand 15 or go to


Offering the largest range of Preclinical Imaging systems, with an unmatched 9 in-vivo modalities, Bruker is committed to supporting the scientific community with high-end instruments dedicated to disease research, translational science and Molecular Imaging.

Benefitting from more than 5 decades of passionate innovation, Bruker customers enjoy a vast portfolio of possibility; from a single source they have endless opportunities for combining multiple modalities for seamless workflow and higher productivity.  Our non-invasive in-vivo imaging modalities are designed to deliver greater scientific insight based on animal-centric solutions.


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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ECTS-Eli Lilly Healthcare Provider Scholarships 2017

Focused on providing financial assistance for clinicians, this scholarship programme, funded by Eli Lilly, is designed to support the professional development of clinicians, through participation at ECTS 2017 Congress.

Successful recipients will receive a complimentary registration at the ECTS 2017 Congress and a travel grant of up to €500.

Read here all details about eligibility criteria and application details.

CEE Osteoporosis Summit Working Group

Preliminary Programme


  • Welcome and background of the CEE meetings;
  • Standards of diagnosis and therapy of Osteoporo sis;


30 minutes /3 personal communications/ 3 minutes

  • Strenghts and limitations of biochemical markers in the diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis,
  • Strenghts and limitations of the generation of epidemiologic fracture data in the CEE countries,
  • Strenghts and limitations of diagnosis and treatment in male Osteoporosis


Registration is complimentary for all Pre-Congress Delegates, but pre-registration is required. You can register here

FishBone Workshop

About the FishBone Workshop

Zebrafish, medaka, and other laboratory fish models hold unique potential to open ‎powerful avenues for skeletal research that are challenging in other vertebrate systems. However, ‎the use of fish models for bone biomedical research has yet to be widely established. Modern technologies have ‎brought forth new opportunities to identify genetic and phenotypic similarities between fish and mammalian skeletons, as well as translate across fish and human bone physiologies. These efforts by the community may be greatly aided by bringing together established and potential fish users with bone researchers from different disciplines.
The mission of FishBone is to bring together basic scientists and clinical researchers from the bone biomedical community together with fish skeletal biologists to facilitate cross-talk, establish foundations, and develop new experimental models of skeletal health.

To this end, FishBone, in association with the Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology Association (IAFSB), is happy to announce FishBone 2017 to be held on May 12th, 2017 in Salzburg Austria, in conjunction with the Pre-congress Programme of the 44th European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Congress.

FishBone participants who attend the ECTS meeting will have the option of presenting their work within a dedicated poster cluster at the ECTS meeting on fish skeletal models.
For more information about FishBone 2017 please visit the workshop website.

Abstract submission for FishBone 2017 is now open. Abstracts are due February 22, 2017.

Online Submission

For abstract submission, download the template and follow the instructions. Save the document as a .doc file using the following naming convention:
Last name of the first author + “_FishBone2017.doc” (for example: LastName_FishBone2017.doc).
Email the file to Please be sure to mark whether you prefer an oral presentation or poster presentation at the FishBone Workshop, and also whether you would like your abstract to be considered for poster presentation at ECTS, within the abstract file.


  • Fish models of musculoskeletal disease
  • Skeletal development
  • Bone regeneration
  • Bone/muscle adaptation
  • Technologies for bone imaging
  • Genetic engineering in fish

The format of FishBone encourages interaction between established and potential fish users and ‎bone researchers from different disciplines. All presenters are encouraged to provide back-ground to bring participants to a basic level of understanding, as well as to present new data.

Organizing Committee

Antonella Forlino
David Karasik
Ronald Kwon
Matthew Harris


You can register to the FishBone 2017 Workshop here


The organizers of FishBone would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

Scanco Medical







German Language Course on Biomarkers (for D-A-CH countries)

Thema des Kurses:

Knochenstoffwechselmarker (bone turnover markers, BTM) werden schon lange als diagnostische Tests für metabolische Knochenerkrankungen eingesetzt. In den letzten 20 Jahren wurden deutlich spezifischere Analyten etabliert, die für die Osteoporosediagnostik, aber besonders auch für das Therapiemonitoring sinnvoll sind. Dieser Kurs soll ein Basiswissen zur klinischen Verwendung von Knochenstoffwechselmarkern vermitteln.


Dieser eintägige Kurs ist offen für alle klinisch tätigen Ärztinnen und Ärzte (aus Endokrinologie, Rheumatologie, Geriatrie, klinischer Chemie, Unfallchirurgie und/oder Orthopädie), Laborfachkräfte und Pflegepersonen, die in das klinische Management von Risikopersonen für osteoporotische Frakturen eingebunden sind.

Am Ende des Kurses sollten die Teilnehmer

  • die Prozesse des Knochenumbaus verstehen und wie sie durch Knochenstoffwechselmarker untersucht werden können
  • die Rolle der Knochenstoffwechselmarker in Diagnose und Therapieüberwachung in einer Reihe von Knochenerkrankungen wie Osteoporose, chronischen Nierenerkrankungen, Mb. Paget, Osteomalazie, kortikoidinduzierter Osteoporose und primärem Hyperparathyreoidismus einschätzen
  • mit bewährten Methoden in der klinischen Anwendung von Knochenstoffwechselmarkern in der Praxis anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele gut umgehen können


Sie können sich hier registrieren


ab 08:30 Uhr    Registrierung der TeilnehmerInnen

09:00 Uhr         Begrüßung und Einführung durch Prof. Eastell und Prof. Obermayer-Pietsch

09:15 – 10:45 Uhr     Block I

1. Knochenbiologie und Remodelling
2. Prakt. Aspekte der Messung und Selektion von Biomarkern
3. Ursachen der Variabilität von Knochenbiomarkern
Vortragende: Meier, Obermayer-Pietsch, Siggelkow, Wüster

11:05 – 11:30 Uhr     Kaffeepause

11:30 – 13:00 Uhr     Block II

4. Verwendung von Biomarkern bei  Osteoporose
5. Metabolische Knochenerkrankungen
6. Knochenstoffwechsel bei Niereninsuffizienz
Vortragende: Meier, Obermayer-Pietsch, Siggelkow, Wüster

13:00 – 13:40 Uhr     Mittagessen

13:40 – 14:30 Uhr     Block III

7. Fallbeispiele und Anwendungen, alle

anschließend Testat, alle

Seminarende ca. 15:00 Uhr

15:30 – 15:50 Kaffee und Verabschiedung

ECTS – Mellanby Course on Bone Biomarkers

Course overview:

Bone Turnover Markers (BTM) have long been used as diagnostic tests for metabolic bone diseases. In the past 20 years, markers that are more specific to bone have been introduced and have been found to be useful in osteoporosis, particularly for monitoring treatment. This course aims to provide a background to the clinical use of bone turnover markers.

Target audience:

This day-long course is open to clinicians (e.g. endocrinology, rheumatology, care of the elderly and clinical chemistry), laboratory scientists and nurses involved in the clinical management of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures.


At the end of the course, participants should:

  • understand the process of bone remodelling and how this can be studied using BTM
  • appreciate the methods used for measuring BTM and their sources of variability
  • be able to identify the role of BTM in the diagnosis and monitoring of bone diseases in a number of clinical settings including; osteoporosis, chronic kidney disease, Paget’s disease, osteomalacia,GIOP and PHPT.
  • be familiar with best practice in the clinical use of BTM


You can register to the ECTS-Mellanby Training Course here



09:30-09:35 BONE TURNOVER MARKERS: AN INTRODUCTION, Richard Eastell (Sheffield, UK)


10:35-11:05    SOURCES OF VARIABILITY IN BTM, Jennifer Walsh (Sheffield, UK)

11:05-11:30    COFFEE BREAK




GROUP B: USING BTM FOR OSTEOPOROSIS TREATMENT: RESEARCH APPLICATION, Richard Eastell (Sheffield, UK) and Nuria Guanyabens (Barcelona)

13:00-13:40    LUNCH

13:40-14:30    METABOLIC BONE DISEASES IN ADULTS (Pagets, Osteomalacia, GIOP & PHPT), Eugene McCloskey (Sheffield, UK)

14:30-15:00    METABOLIC BONE DISEASE OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISORDER, Barbara Obermeier-Pietsch (Graz, Austria)

15:00-15:30    WHEN AND HOW TO USE BONE HISTOMORPHOMETRY, Erik Eriksen (Oslo, Norway)

15:30-15:50    COFFEE BREAK


GROUP A: PROTOCOLS FOR THE USE OF BTM IN OSTEOPOROSIS PRACTICE, Jennie Walsh (Sheffield, UK) and Erik Eriksen (Oslo, Norway)

GROUP B: USING BTM IN METABOLIC BONE DISEASE, Eugene McCloskey (Sheffield, UK) and Nuria Guanyabens (Barcelona)

17:10-17:30    EXPERT PANEL: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, All speakers

17:30        CLOSE OF DAY


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