Programme

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The Bone School faculty comprises a group of internationally renowned paediatricians, endocrinologists and biochemists, who between them will discuss the full range of paediatric bone disorders. The programme includes lectures, discussions and case presentations. The number of places will be limited to encourage opportunities for interaction. Attendees are encouraged to submit cases for discussion. Frequent breaks and evening events will give you plenty of opportunity to network.

The 2023 Bone School will commence on the Monday morning at 08:30 and will end on Wednesday at 12:45.

We encourage our delegates to arrive on Sunday afternoon or evening so that all attendees are ready to start promptly at 08:30 on Monday morning.  We will have an informal Welcome and Buffet dinner on Sunday evening from 18:00 to give all an early opportunity to get together and meet!

We will serve an informal sandwich buffet lunch on the final day for those who wish to have some refreshments prior to departing. Lunch service on the last day will end at 14:00.

Case presentations

There will be opportunities for participants to present their own cases.  

Clinical case discussions are an important learning tool and all participants are encouraged to submit a clinical case for presentation and discussion.

These presentations will be based on the following categories:

  • Primary osteoporosis
  • Secondary osteoporosis
  • Rickets
  • Calcium disorders
  • Phosphate disorders
  • Disorders of bone mass
  • Growth plate disorders (primary)
  • Calcification or ossification disorders

Candidates should list an interesting case topic from at least three of the categories and we will contact participants on the final chosen topic. Detailed guidelines will be given at the same time and the candidate will then be asked to provide a detailed submission summarizing the chosen case and relevant learning points. Cases adjudged to be relevant to the course and of high quality by the ICCBH steering group will be invited for presentation during the course. A prize will be offered for the best presentation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any queries.

Case Manager: Ciara McDonnell (Dublin, Ireland)

Who should attend?

Clinical paediatric adult and endocrine trainees and fellows with an interest in bone disease

Clinical and translational researchers

The Bone school aims to supplement a working knowledge of bone metabolism and skeletal disorders. Therefore the course is best suited to the following groups:

  • Senior (Year3+) Trainees in paediatric or adult endocrinology or relative specialities (genetics/ metabolic/orthopaedics)
  • Clinical fellows with an interest in bone disease
  • Postdoctoral clinical and translational researchers in fields related to bone metabolism or skeletal disorders

Numbers will be limited to 48 delegates in order to promote interaction and discussion both within and outside the lecture theatre. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of leading experts in the field.