Scientific programme

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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 include:

  • Bone development and growth
  • Bone assessment
  • Bone fragility and metabolism
  • New bone diagnostics
  • Epidemiology
  • Bone health in chronic and rare diseases
  • Novel drug targets and medical therapies
  • Nutrition and rickets
  • Physical activity and muscle-bone relationships
  • Advances in orthopaedic surgery
  • Genetics and metabolomics of bone signalling and structure