6th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health

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Dear Colleague


We are delighted to announce that abstract submission and registration for the 6th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health are now open.


The conference will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 22-25 June next year.  Full details are on the conference website.


The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines to gain a better understanding of the growing skeleton in health and disease. The scope ranges from basic molecular mechanisms to clinical aspects, from bone physiopathology to treatment and we invite anyone with an interest in bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults to attend.



Faculty to include:

  • Judith Adams (Manchester, UK)
  • Paul Baldock (Sydney, Australia)
  • Susanne Bechtold (Munich, Germany)
  • Maria Luisa Bianchi (Milan, Italy)
  • Nick Bishop (Sheffield, UK)
  • Annemieke Boot (Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Emma Clark (Bristol, UK)
  • Sabine de Muinck Keizer-Schrama(Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Maja Di Rocco (Genoa, Italy)
  • Paul Dimitri (Sheffield, UK)
  • Rachel Gafni (Baltimore, USA)
  • Francis Glorieux (Montreal, Canada)
  • Catherine Gordon (Boston, USA)
  • Wolfgang Hogler (Birmingham, UK)
  • Kassim Javaid (Oxford, UK)
  • Harald Jueppner (Boston, USA)
  • Salman Kirmani (Rochester, USA)
  • Craig B Langman (Chicago, USA)
  • Mary Leonard (Philadephia, USA)
  • Agnes Linglart (Paris, France)
  • Craig Munns (Sydney, Australia)
  • Coen Netelenbos (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Gerard Pals (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Farzana Perwad (San Francisco, USA)
  • Frank Rauch (Montreal, Canada)
  • Susanne Schmidt (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Marry van den Heuvel-Eibrink (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Katherine Wesseling-Perry (London, UK)
  • Carmen Wilson (Memphis, USA)

Key topics to include:


  • Bone development
  • Bone disease and metabolism
  • Diagnostics
  • Epidemiology
  • Bone health in chronic and rare diseases
  • Medical therapies
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity


Abstracts on these and other topics are invited.  There will be plenty of time on the programme for oral communications from the submitted abstracts, and for dedicated poster viewing sessions, and we encourage you to submit your work.



Training Course: Bone – Bedside to Bench and Back

Saturday 22 June, 14:00-17:00


Sessions to include:


  • What does a basic bone scientist need to know about clinical bone disease in children?
  • What does a clinical bone scientist need to know about basic bone biology?
  • Hypogonadal bone diseases
  • Phosphate metabolism and bone diseases



Important dates

1 February 2013   Deadline for abstracts

1 April 2013          Deadline for early registration


We look forward to seeing you in Rotterdam in June 2013!


Maria Luisa Bianchi

Chair: International Programme Committee


Sabine de Muinck Keizer-Schrama/Coen Netelenbos

Co-Chairs: Local Organising Committee

Janet Crompton, Conference Organiser, iccbh@ectsoc.org, Tel + 44 (0)1453 549929, Fax + 44 (0)1453 548919, www.iccbh.org
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