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.

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission for ECTS 2017 in Salzburg has ended. Thanks to all authors who have submitted an abstract this year. We look forward to seeing you in Salzburg!


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