About the meeting

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. Five conferences were organised successfully by members of the Organising Committee, the last being in Cambridge, UK, in 2009. In 2011 it was decided to approach an international association for administrative support and we have subsequently made an agreement with the European Calcified Tissue Society who will manage the conferences on the Organising Committee’s behalf.

Previous meetings have been held as follows:

23-26 June 2009, Cambridge, UK
21-24 June 2007, Montreal, Canada
11-14 May 2005, Sorrento, Italy
12-15 June 2002, Sheffield, UK
4-7 May 1999, Maastricht, Netherlands

Upwards of 300 attendees are expected at the 2013 meeting and will include:

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

Sessions to include:

  • Bone mass and fractures in children and adolescents
  • Epigenetic influences on childhood fractures
  • Bone structure and fractures
  • The biology of bone revealed through bone biopsy
  • Bone health in rare diseases such as acrodysostosis/Ollier’s Disease, Gaucher’s Disease and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Chronic diseases and their impact on bone health, including inflammatory bowel disease, cerebral palsy, immobilization, muscle and bone and Type I diabetes
  • Diagnostics, including pCT/MRI and DXA and vertebral fracture assessment
  • Therapeutics, including medical therapies and other therapeutic options such as nutrition, vitamin D, physical activity
  • Paediatric cancer and bone
  • Obesity as a bone disease

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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 bone disorders
  • Acquired bone disorders
  • Bone therapeutics
  • Bone diagnostics
  • Fracture prevention

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The conference has been approved for 18 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association.