Osteo Symposium 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We take great pleasure in inviting you to the 2020 Bone Curriculum Symposium organised by the KBVR/SRBR Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Group at Het Pand in Ghent on 12 & 13 March 2020.

The bone curriculum serves as a lecture cycle on bone which is covered within three consecutive yearly symposia. The scope of the bone curriculum is to provide high quality continuous education for clinicians of all specialities interested in, seeing or treating patients with osteoporosis and / or bone diseases and is also a structured educational programme for trainees in rheumatology and other specialities looking at bone and calcium - phosphate metabolism disorders.

The lectures provide up to date background knowledge, overviews and reviews on calcium and phosphate metabolism, bone biology, physiology, pathophysiology, and disorders, osteoporosis, epidemiology, diagnosis, management and treatment. Further, interactions of the skeleton with neurological, muscular and other organ systems, as well as fracture and fall risk are addressed.

The bone curriculum course certificate is accredited to participants of three symposia.

On Thursday, 12 March, the yearly pre-symposium course on Rare Bone Diseases takes place. This course mainly intends to provide general information on various rare bone diseases to bone interested second-line clinicians but is also an educational exchange platform for dedicated bone specialists.

We look forward to meeting you at the 2020 Bone Curriculum Symposium.

With very best regards,

On behalf of the KBVR / SRBR Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Group

Dr. Hans-Georg Zmierczak MD PhD
Chair and Scientific Organiser of the Symposium