Scientific Programme​

The Conference brings together scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines and from across the globe 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.  Attendees have an interest in rare and inherited bone disorders, general aspects of bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults.

Below you will find a useful overview of the four day conference programme.  Also, by clicking on the second button you can now access a more detailed, interactive programme which will be updated on a regular basis over the coming months.   


Key topics include

  • Bone cells
  • Bone quality
  • Bone tumours and other focal leisions
  • Nutrition and bone health
  • Rare bone diseases
  • Primary and secondary osteoporosis
  • Therapies – current and future management of paediatric bone disease

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The application for CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) is in process and more information about this will be uploaded in due course.

CME certificates will be sent electronically after the event to those who require them, on completion of a CME evaluation form (a link will be sent to all delegates at the end of the conference).

Who attends our conference?

  • Clinical Researchers
  • Basic Scientists
  • Paediatricians
  • Endocrinologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Haematologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Neurologists
  • Oncologists
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Urologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Industry Representatives
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiologists

Learning objectives

On completion of the meeting programme, the participant will have an enhanced understanding of a contemporary approach to clinical and basic paediatric bone science as related to:

  • Inherited and acquired bone disorders
  • Effects of chronic illness on muscle and bone
  • Bone therapeutics
  • Bone diagnostics
  • Bone signalling and metabolism