Meet us in Salzburg in 2017!

Dear Colleagues,

it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 44th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress, to take place from 13-16 May 2017 in the beautiful Austrian city of Salzburg.

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About Salzburg

Sights, Art & Culture, Gastronomy, Shopping

Weather Conditions in Salzburg
In May, the weather is usually very stable, mild and nice with lots of stuff in bloom and often snow-white mountain tops to supplement the scenery.
The maximum temperature average reaches 19 degrees, the minimum average some 7 degrees Celsius. Salzburg in May enjoys six hours of sunshine per average day and a total of 13 days with rainfall.

Electricity & Time
The main voltage in Austria is 220V.
Salzburg is in the Central European Time Zone, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1hour.

Shops are usually open from 10:00 – 19:00 from Monday to Friday and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturday.
On Sunday shops are usually closed, with the exception of souvenir shops. Grocery stores already open around 8:00 during weekdays.

Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10%.

Banks & Local Currency
Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 15:00, Thursday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:30. ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners are accepted.

General Information

Congress Language
The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Payment of congress-related matters such as registration fees, tickets for networking programme will be handled in Euro (€) only.

You will receive a personalised badge when collecting your registration documents. During the congress, this badge must be clearly visible at all times and grants access to the scientific sessions, commercial exhibition and official networking events. Admission to the congress will not be allowed without badge identification.

Certificate of Attendance
For official delegates to the congress, a Certificate of Attendance is available at the registration desk.

We have a strict non-smoking policy at the ECTS 2017. Smoking inside the congress venue is prohibited. Smoking areas are available outside the main entrance of the congress center.

The congress organisers will not assume any responsibility for accidents, losses or damages, as well as for delays or modifications in the programme, caused by unforeseen circumstances. No claims for indemnification from the organisers shall arise for contractors or participants in case of cancellation, for any reason, of the entire Congress.
Delegates are advised to arrange a cancellation insurance for their congress costs (i.e. registration fee, travel or accommodation costs). A cancellation insurance offered by the „Europäische Reiseversicherung“ can be booked during the online registration process. The insurance sum also covers costs incurred for services which have not been booked via Mondial Congress & Events.

Passport and Visa
Please check passport and visa requirements in due time before your departure. Three month tourist visas are issued by Austrian embassies or consulates. They can take a while to be processed, so leave enough time before departure to apply. Fees vary depending on your nationality. There are no entry requirements or restrictions on EU nationals visiting Austria.
Visa information can be obtained from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:

Travel Visa – Letter of Invitation
On request, the Congress Secretariat will be pleased to send letters of invitation to individual scientists. Invitations of this kind are intended to assist potential delegates to raise their travel funds or obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Congress to provide financial support. Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent after receipt of registration and payment of full registration fee.
Please note that Visa applications can take a while to be processed, so please send us your request for a letter of invitation in due time.


Flight Tickets
Mondial Congress & Events offers flight tickets at competitive rates to the participants of this Congress.

Arrival by Air
Salzburg Airport is located about four kilometres from the city centre. It takes 15 minutes to reach the historic city centre by taxi or public bus. Salzburg Airport is the arrival airport for many international airlines and low-cost carriers. Direct flights to Salzburg are available from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Leipzig-Halle, Amsterdam, Vienna, London, Manchester, Stockholm, Zurich and many other cities.

Due to the short distance between Munich and Salzburg, travelling from Munich Airport to Salzburg is very convenient as well. An excellent railway connection from Munich Airport via Munich East Train Station takes passengers to Salzburg in just 2.5 hours. Railway timetables can be accessed directly at or

A convenient airport shuttle also takes passengers from Munich Airport to Salzburg.Timetables can be accessed directly at
Austria’s biggest airport is Vienna Airport. During daytime, ÖBB trains provide direct service between Vienna Airport and Salzburg Main Station twice an hour. The trip takes about 2 hours and 49 minutes. Railway timetables can be accessed directly at

For delegates arriving in Vienna, the WESTbahn, a private railway company, also provides service between Vienna Westbahnhof and Salzburg Main Station every hour. Please visit for further information and the ticket shop.

Arrival by Train
Salzburg Train Station is a 5 minutes‘ walk from Salzburg Congress. Being close to the German border means that Salzburg has outstanding Eurocity, Intercity and ICE connections to cities across Europe.  You can also catch a local or suburban train to Salzburg from most towns in the region.

Public transport in Salzburg
A dense network of trolley buses and the new suburban railway guarantee fast and uncomplicated transport in the city of Salzburg.

Source: Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Arrival by Car/Coach
Austria’s expressway network reaches right into Salzburg, allowing a comfortable and convenient trip to Salzburg by car or coach from any point within the European continent.
Salzburg is at the center of the European highway network: the A1 Vienna-Salzburg, the A8 Munich-Salzburg and the A10 Villach-Salzburg all converge in Salzburg. Please remember to purchase a toll sticker for Austrian highways if you are driving to Salzburg. Parking at close quarters to Salzburg Congress is possible, for example at Mirabell-Kongress-Garage (entrance via Mirabellplatz) or Sheraton Garage (entrance via Auerspergstraße)


First time participant at ECTS?

As first time participant at ECTS, if you register between 27 and 30 March you can benefit from the Early registration fee. Procedures:

  • Please register under the REGULAR FEE; at the end of the process please select the payment option “pay via bank transfer”
  • As soon as we verify that is the first time that you attend the ECTS congress, by 5 April the latest, we will contact you to send the payment details
  • Payment of the registration must be effective on 10 April the latest

Registration Fees

Registration fees include 20% VAT and are cashed in Euro (€) only.

Early Fee
Until 10.03.2017
Regular Fee
Until 07.04.2017
Late/Onsite Fee
From 08.04.2017
ECTS Member € 540,00 € 675,00 € 810,00
Non-Member € 750,00 € 880,00 € 980,00
ECTS Member Trainee/Allied Health Professional € 270,00 € 325,00 € 380,00
Non-Member Trainee/Allied Health Professional € 325,00 € 380,00 € 435,00
Pre-Congress only (12 May 2017) – ECTS Member € 150,00
Pre-Congress only (12 May 2017) – Non-Member € 200,00
Friday & Saturday Combination Ticket (12 & 13 May 2017) € 350,00
Pre-Congress in combination with full congress registration € 100,00
Official Congress Evening, delegate fee € 40,00
Official Congress Evening, accompanying person’s fee € 65,00

Register here


Delegate registration fee includes:

  • access to the scientific sessions and exhibition area, coffee breaks
  • conference documentation (congress bag, final programme, abstract publication, name badge)
  • attendance at the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception taking place on Saturday, 13 May 2017*

* not included in the Day Ticket fee for Friday, 12 May 2017

Registration to ECTS 2017 does not give access to the Pre-Congress Programme of Friday 12 May 2017. For this, separate registration is required.


Member Fees:
Member fees apply to individual members of ECTS only. Member registrations will be checked on a regular basis. Wrong registrations will be filtered and changed to non-member fees.


Trainee/Allied Health Professionals:
Trainees = PhD students, Undergraduates, Residents, Fellows, Junior Post docs (within 3 years of PhD)
Allied Health Professionals = nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists, nutritionists and dieticians
To verify your Trainee/Allied Health Professional status, a written confirmation from your chairman, head of department or programme director is required.


Terms & Conditions

Deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, 2 May 2017. For payment/registration after this date, your confirmation will be available on-site at the registration counter. On-site registration is possible throughout the entire congress during the opening hours of the registration counter.

Cancellations must be made in writing to the congress secretariat, Mondial Congress & Events. If received before Friday, 10 March 2017, all fees, except for a cancellation charge of € 50,00 will be refunded. No refunds will be made after this date. For name changes and replacements a handling fee of € 25,00 will be charged.

Group Registrations:
Group registrations (10 or more delegates) are done via individual forms.
For group registrations, we kindly ask you to contact the Congress Secretariat to arrange details.


Official Italian Agency

Once the scientific programme is available, the organisers will appoint AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL – AIM Education S.r.l., located at Via Giuseppe Ripamonti nr. 129, 20141 Milan, Italy as official Italian agency to collect all delegate applications from Italian pharmaceutical companies and file them with the AIFA in compliance with its Legislative Order no 219/06, art. 124, regulating the industrial contributions to foreign congresses.

Accommodation Scam Alert

We have been alerted to the fact that companies going by the name EHS Exhibitor Housing Services and EHM Exhibitor Housing Management are making telephone calls indicating that they are “from the congress organisers” and claiming that they have a special hotel deal or that something is wrong with your hotel booking for the ECTS 2017 congress.

Please IGNORE these calls (and/or emails) and DO NOT PROVIDE credit card details.

We do not forward any contact details to third parties. These agencies DO NOT have access to information on hotel bookings you make with us (Mondial Congress & Events). They are accessing public congress information and searching contact details through search engines like Google.
Mondial Congress & Events, as appointed congress organising office, is the only official housing agency for ECTS 2017.

If you are unsure about the status of your booking, or you have any other questions please call us/or let us know by email.

We look forward welcoming you to Salzburg,
best regards,
Your Organising Team


Mondial Congress & Events
Mondial GmbH & Co KG
Operngasse 20B, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)1 58804 0
Fax: +43 (0)1 58804 185

Networking Programme

Official ECTS 2017 Events

Welcome Reception
Saturday, 13 May 2017
from 20:45 in the Exhibition Area (1st floor of the congress center)

New Investigator Gathering
Sunday, 14 May 2017
following the New Investigator Seminar (Mozart Hall, ground floor of the congress center)

AHP Networking
Sunday, 14 May 2017
from 19:00 outside Doppler-Hall (4th floor of the congress center)

ECTS Academy Gathering
Monday, 15 May 2017
from 20:15 outside Mozart Hall (ground floor of the congress center)

Official Congress Evening
Monday, 15 May 2017
Stiegl Keller

Delegate fee: EUR 40,-/person
Accompanying person’s fee: EUR 65,-/person

Coffee & Lunch Breaks
daily from Saturday, 13 May 2017 to Tuesday, 16 May 2017
in the Exhibition Area (1st floor of the congress center)


Events Organised by Other Parties

Evening for Industry Events
Sunday, 14 May 2017

Industry Organised Sessions

Saturday 13 May 2017

16:00 – 17:30 h, Mozart Hall

Hypophosphatasia in adults with paediatric onset of disease: unmet needs, challenges and opportunities
Co-Chairs: Professor Franz Jakob , University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany and Professor Florian Barvencik, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

16:00 – 16:05    Welcome and introduction
Professor Franz Jakob,     University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

16:05 – 16:25    Case study: Investigation of bone pain in an adult patient with paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia (HPP)
Professor Florian Barvencik, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

16:25 – 16:40    The physiotherapist perspective on assessing physical function in adults with paediatric-onset HPP
Chantal Verhille, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

16:40 – 17:05    Case study: Managing and treating adult patients with paediatric-onset HPP
Professor Francesco Conti, Sapienza University, Rome Italy

17:05 – 17:25    Panel discussion and Q & A session
All faculty

17:25 – 17:30    Conclusions
Professor Franz Jakob,     University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Sunday 14 May 2017

12:30 – 14:00, Europe Hall

Optimising the management of osteoporosis in elderly patients
Chair: Heinrich Resch, Austria

12:30 – 12:40    Welcome and introduction
Heinrich Resch, Austria

12:40 – 13:10    How can we best identify elderly patients with increased risk of fracture?
Kristina Åkesson, Sweden

13:10 – 13:40     Long-term management of elderly patients with post-menopausal osteoporosis
Socrates Papapoulos, The Netherlands

13:40 – 14:00    Discussion – reflecting back
All faculty

Monday 15 May 2017

12:45 – 14:15, Mozart Hall

Fragility factures: Using science to break the silence

12:45 – 12:55    Welcome
Mattias Lorentzon, Sweden and Lorenz Hofbauer, Germany

12:55 – 13:30    Part 1. Why the first fracture is seldom the last – bone biology, pathology and fracture risk
Kassim Javaid, UK
Moderated by: Mattias Lorentzon and Lorenz Hofbauer

13:30 – 14:10    Part 2. From rare skeletal disorders to novel treatments – a molecular approach
Ken Pooloe, UK
Moderated by: Mattias Lorentzon and Lorenz Hofbauer

14:10 – 14:15    Summary and close
Mattias Lorentzon and Lorenz Hofbauer


The scientific programme of the 44th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress 2017 in Salzburg was granted 21 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
Event code: 15561

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS,

EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician‘s Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credits to AMA PRA category 1 credits, please contact the AMA.

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