The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.  On this occasion, the #ECTS2020 programme will include a dedicated Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Programme.

ECTS recognises the role of nurse and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in leading initiatives to improve education, standards and ultimately the care for patients with metabolic bone diseases. For more than 10 years, ECTS Annual Congress includes specific activities for AHPs.  This year, we are pleased to present a tailored two-day programme.


Friday 4 Deceber 2020 – Online Session

AHP Programme Session Leader : 

Peter Pietschmann (Medical University of Vienna)

AHP Seminar 1

11:00Bone Biology
Martina Rauner (Dresden, Germany)
11:30Pathophysiology of Metabolic Bone Diseases
Peter Pietschmann (Vienna, Austria)
12:00Epidemiology of Osteoporotic Fractures
Andrea Michelle Burden (Zurich, Switzerland)
12:30Mechanisms of Action of Treatments for Osteoporosis
Christian Meier (Basel, Switzerland) 


Meet the AHP – Interactive “discuss the case” session

13:00 – 14:00                To be Diagnosed with Osteoporosis - Patient Perspectives and Experiences
Speaker: Mette Rothman (Denmark), Jill Griffin (UK)


AHP Seminar 2

14:00Principles of Bone Imaging for the Diagnosis of Metabolic Bone Diseases
Claus Glüer (Kiel, Germany)
14:30Measurement of Bone Turnover Markers: In Theory and in Practice
Richard Eastell (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
15:00Using FRAX to Calculate Fracture Risk
Bo Abrahamsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
15:30Identifying Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures
Franz Kainberger (Vienna, Austria)
16:00Interpreting and Reporting Patient Results
Franz Kainberger (Vienna, Austria)