About the ISCBH

Mission and vision

The International Society for Children’s Bone Health is a scientific society dedicated to achieving the best bone health in every child across the globe through research, education, collaboration and advocacy. Our aims are:

  • To advance scientific knowledge through the organisation of conferences, webinars, workshops and other events
  • To promote basic and clinical research on topics relating to bone health in children
  • To educate through the organisation of training courses and other educational activities
  • To act as an umbrella for a multi-disciplinary community to promote exchange of information and collaboration
  • To raise public awareness and to act as an authoritative body on topics relating to bone health in children


The ISCBH was registered as a Society in Austria on 14 November 2022

The governing body of the ISCBH is the Council & the Executive Committee, comprising the President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Trustees.

All membership is subject to approval by the ISCBH Secretary

Committees & People

Executive Committee


Frank Rauch

Frank Rauch

Montreal, Canada


Adalbert Raimann

Vienna, Austria


Ciara McDonnell

Dublin, Ireland​

Council of Trustees

Antonella Forlino

Antonella Forlino

Pavia, Italy

Wolfgang Högler

Linz, Austria

Alex Ireland

Manchester, UK

Outi Mäkitie

Helsinki, Finland

Craig Munns

Craig Munns

Brisbane, Australia

Leanne Ward

Leanne Ward

Ottowa, Canada

Alison Boyce

Alison Boyce

Bethesda, USA


Amanda Helm

Executive director