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 the European Calcified Tissue Society now manages the conferences on the Organising Committee’s behalf.

Previous meetings have been held as follows:

22-25 June 2019, Salzburg, Austria
10-13 June 2017, Würzburg, Germany
27-30 June 2015, Salzburg, Austria
22-25 June 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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

Over 600 attendees are expected at the 2021 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

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” 

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

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The 2019 meeting was approved for 23 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), as follows:

"The 9th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health, Salzburg, Austria, 22/06/2019-25/06/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada."