After careful consideration, ECTS 2020 has been postponed to 20-24 October 2020

After careful assessment of the situation and following security measures adopted by the French government, the rest of Europe and worldwide in response to the spread of COVID-19, the ECTS leadership reached the conclusion that the most appropriate solution is to postpone ECTS 2020 to 20-24 October 2020, in Marseille. 

This decision aims to allow the ECTS community to attend safely and to maintain the high level of quality of the scientific programme. Registrations and abstract submission will remain valid and will automatically transfer to the new dates. The Scientific Programme Committee is currently re-arranging the scientific programme based on speakers’ availability to ensure that attendants will have the best experience of our meeting. 

We kindly invite you to check our event website for updates where you can also find a FAQs section.

As announced previously, the Annual General Assembly will be held as planned on Saturday 16 May at 12.30hrs, as an online meeting and ECTS Members will receive the official invitation soon.

This decision to postpone the meetings has not been made lightly and we are sorry for any inconvenience that this postponement may cause you.  We would like to thank you for your understanding and continuous support.  Please stay safe and take care of yourself and those around you. 

We look forward to welcoming you in Marseille in October.

With our heartfelt best wishes

Welcome to #ECTS2020 

Join us in Marseille for the 47th edition of the annual meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society! Following COVID-19 outbreak, ECTS 2020 has been rescheduled from 21-24 October 2020 in Marseille, France, with the pre-congress day on 20 October 2020.

ECTS serves as a forum for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field to discover and discuss the latest advances and controversies in research and in the daily care of patients.

ECTS 2020 will focus on the best and latest science with renowned leaders in our field. We have implemented more opportunities for discussions and beside our traditional symposia and workshops, there will also be debates, expert discussions and interactive sessions.

The ECTS congress expands and provides the ECTS committed members with an exciting pre-congress day on Tuesday 20 October 2020. This day is dedicated to a number of activities that will delight the delegates in a lively and friendly atmosphere.

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Key Dates


Early registration fee

Until 31 August 2020

Normal registration fee

1 September 2020 – 5 October 2020.

Onsite registration fee

6 October 2020 – 24 October 2020


Abstract submission

CLOSED – 01 October 2019 – 13 January 2020

Abstract notifications

24 February 2020 – 06 March 2020.