ICCBH 2024

Saturday 22 June to Tuesday 25 June 2024


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to return with us to the beautiful, musical city of Salzburg, Austria for the 11th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health, to be held from Saturday 22 to Tuesday 25 June 2024.

This conference will bring together scientists, clinicians, trainees, allied health professionals and others from a wide range of disciplines to gain a better understanding of the growing skeleton in relation to childhood health and disease and to discuss the most recent developments in clinical outcomes, novel therapies, and genetic discoveries. The conference scope ranges from basic molecular mechanisms to clinical aspects, from bone pathophysiology to prevention and medical and surgical treatment.

We invite anyone with an interest in bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults to attend.

The ICCBH conference takes place every two years. The 2022 meeting in Dublin was attended by over 400 participants from across the globe, making it truly multinational and multidisciplinary – a unique networking opportunity. This is one of our favourite times to gather and share our science, knowledge and friendship with our colleagues.

Our scientific programme is designed to present researchers, physicians, and allied health professionals with the newest research, with sessions including plenary lectures by world-leading experts, symposia, workshops, oral abstract communications, poster sessions and meet the expert sessions.

The conference will offer investigators from around the world an opportunity to meet with each other and with industry representatives. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion both in and outside the lecture theatre and we actively encourage you to submit your abstracts for oral and poster presentation. Our priority is to maximise the time available for presentation of submitted abstracts.

ICCBH 2024 is your opportunity to hear about and discuss the newest developments in our understanding of paediatric bone health. Come and participate in a lively interactive meeting with the leaders in the field and become part of this expanding network!

We look forward to seeing you in Salzburg in June!

Outi Makitie


Erik Imel



ICCBH meetings provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of current basic and clinical science in the field of bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults.

The International Conference on Children’s Bone Health (ICCBH) was started in 1999 by an international group of independent clinicians and researchers interested in bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents, and young adults. Ten popular and successful conferences have been organised to date, the last being in Dublin, Ireland in 2022.

Some comments from previous ICCBH attendees

“This conference was amazing, both in terms of speakers and organisation”

“One of the friendliest and best organised conferences I have ever attended”

“I spent four wonderful, inspiring, exciting days”

ICCBH 2024 Programme Organising Committee

Outi Mäkitie, Chair (Helsinki, Finland)

Erik Imel, Co-Chair (Indianapolis, USA)

Alex Ireland (Manchester, UK)

Peter Simm (Melbourne, Australia)

Antonella Forlino (Pavia, Italy)

Cathleen Raggio (New York, USA)