ECTS Newsletter | January 2019
Your monthly news & updates
ECTS Announcements and events
  • Towards ECTS 2019 (Budapest 10/11-14 May, 2019): Abstract submission deadline approaching fast. 
    • Submit your abstract here by Monday 14th January
    • Include your hard data and statistics to be eligible for an oral presentation. Instructions here
  • ECTS Webinar: Glucocorticoid osteoporosis by Juliet Compston, January 17th 2019 5 pm CET - Register here
  • ECTS-Mellanby-SVGO Training Course on Diagnostic Tests for Osteoporosis "Bone Turnover Markers", 12 September 2019, Basel, Switzerland - Save the Date
  • ECTS PhD Training Course 2019, 8-10 September 2019, Bologna, Italy - Save the Date
  • Do not miss the ECTS exciting activities and events. Renew your 2019 ECTS membership  here

ECTS 2019 congress: enjoy the authentic East meets West sessions!
By Salvatore Minisola and Claus Gl├╝er


The Scientific Programme Committee of the ECTS 2019 is proud to announce that, also this year, there will be sessions dedicated to exchange of ideas between Eastern and Western scientists.

Building on three past experiences of ECTS East-meets-West (EmW) collaboration, a number of sessions have been scheduled. These include a workshop on "Mobility and Longevity" and two clinical updates concerning "Optimising drug dosing" and "How to efficiently run a Fracture Liaison Service". In addition, there will be the possibility of directly interacting with Asian scientists at the Meet the Expert sessions.

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Happy 2019! 
by Teun de Vries

With the start of 2019, it is good to look forward and to take a moment of reflection on the monthly ECTS Newsletter of 2018.

The ECTS Newsletter is of course first of all the medium for all ECTS related news and it will regularly update all of us on the Budapest ECTS 2019 annual meeting, the ECTS PhD training course, the ECTS webinar and other ECTS related issues. Next to that, the ECTS Newsletter fulfills a role in various societal and (bone) research related issues. And, although a relatively young instrument of communication, we have evolved last year by starting a new series on "Portraits of the national bone and mineral societies"
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The UK Bone Research Society
by Jim Gallagher

 
The Bone Research Society (BRS), formerly the Bone and Tooth Society, was founded in 1950. It is one of the largest national scientific societies in Europe dedicated to clinical and basic research into mineralised tissues, and is the oldest such society in the world. An interesting account of the early history of our Society written by the late Maureen Owen can be found here https://boneresearchsociety.org/about/history/

BRS is a registered charity (number 1018837). Current membership is around 100
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Join us in celebrating the first Paget's Awareness day on 11th January 2019
by Stuart Ralston
 
The 11th of January marks the 205th anniversary of the birth of Sir James Paget, surgeon to Queen Victoria, and one of the most respected surgeons and pathologists of his time. His name was given to Paget's disease and the Paget's Association is proud to have Sir James Paget's great, great grandson, Sir Henry Paget, as a Patron. In an interview for the Paget's Awareness Day, he said, 'We must relieve the suffering of those who are not currently receiving the help they need'.

ECTS Announcements and events
  • Towards ECTS 2019 (Budapest 10/11-14 May, 2019): Abstract submission deadline approaching fast. 
    • Submit your abstract  here by   Monday 14th January
    • Include your hard data and statistics to be eligible for an oral presentation. Instructions here
  • ECTS Webinar: Glucocorticoid osteoporosis by Juliet Compston, January 17th 2019 5 pm CET - Register here
  • ECTS-Mellanby-SVGO Training Course on Diagnostic Tests for Osteoporosis "Bone Turnover Markers", 12 September 2019, Basel, Switzerland - Save the Date
  • ECTS PhD Training Course 2019, 8-10 September 2019, Bologna, Italy - Save the Date
  • Do not miss the ECTS exciting activities and events. Renew your 2019 ECTS membership  here

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Editor in chief: Teun De Vries (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Co-editors: Carmen Huesa (Edinburgh, UK), Cristiana Cipriani (Rome, Italy)
Marco Ponzetti (L'Aquila, Italy)