Scientific programme

The Conference will bring 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 will have an interest in rare and inherited bone disorders, general aspects of bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults. 

Key topics

Topics are expected to include:

  • Bone development
  • Bone fragility and metabolism
  • Bone health in chronic and rare diseases
  • Diagnostics
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • Imaging
  • Muscle and bone
  • Novel drug targets and medical therapies
  • Nutrition and rickets
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physical activity
  • Rare bone diseases
  • Signalling pathways
  • Treatment options – current and pipeline

Abstracts and clinical cases on these and other topics are invited. There will be plenty of time on the programme for oral communications from the submitted abstracts, and for dedicated poster viewing sessions, and we encourage you to submit your work. 

Learning Objectives

On completion of the conference programme, the participant will enhance their 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