3rd Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society & the International Bone and Mineral Society

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Just one more week to go before the ECTS/IBMS 2011 meeting  starts in Athens, Greece. We hope that you are able to join us for this exciting event.

If you have not registered yet, please click here to go directly to online registration.

If you have registered for the congress, all updates can be found on the  Athens meeting website.  A delegate briefing has been created to help you plan your trip.


The 3rd Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society & the International Bone and Mineral Society is designated for a maximum of 27 hours of European external CME credits and the ECTS Training Course: Joints: formation, function and failure with a focus on osteoarthritis for a maximum of 6 hours of European external CME credits. For more information on CME click here.


ECTS/ASBMR  Debate – Let the battle begin!
As part of our continued collaboration with the ASBMR, the opening ceremony will include the popular joint ECTS/ASBMR debate.  This debate has developed over the past 4 years and takes place at our respective annual congresses in Europe and the US to discuss topical issues and encourage lively debate and audience participation.  The debate will take place on Saturday 7 May at 19.00 and Thomas Einhorn (USA) and Bo Abrahamsen (Denmark) will discuss if Atypical femoral shaft fractures are a consequence of biphosphonate therapy. 

Symposium 1: Stem cells, bone and bone marrow
Symposium 2: Cartilage development and engineering
Symposium 3: The musculo-skeletal unit: from development to ageing
Symposium 4: Advances in osteo-immunology
Symposium 5: Hypoxia signaling
Symposium 6: Male osteoporosis
Symposium 7: LRP5 and Wnt signaling in bone

Workshop 1: Three approaches to anti resorptive treatment
Workshop 2: Genome-wide association studies in osteoporosis
Workshop 3: Three approaches to anabolic treatment
Workshop 4: Epigenetic regulation of gene transcription
Workshop 5: Cancers and bone
Workshop 6: Fracture risk in childhood

There is more! To view a PDF version of the Programme Outline please click here


Use the on-line registration form, reserve a place for the Welcome Reception, Football Tournament and Cultural Event/Party – act quickly as tickets are selling out fast!

Opening ceremony/Welcome Reception
Saturday 7 May

20:40-22:00 – Megaron Athens ICC

The OPENING CEREMONY will take place in the main auditorium of the Megaron Athens ICC following the ECTS/ASBMR debate, and will include traditional Greek dancing and music. Delegates will then be invited to join the WELCOME RECEPTION to share some Greek hospitality whilst meeting friends and colleagues. A unique traditional Greek band, including the harp and flute, will be playing music from famous Greek composers. Drinks and light refreshments are included free of charge, but delegates are requested to register for this event by selecting the appropriate box on the registration form.

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