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. 


Friday 4 December 2020 – Online Session

AHP Programme Session Leader : 

Peter Pietschmann (Medical University of Vienna)

Pre-Recorded Presentations

Pre-recorded presentations are available On Demand in the ECTS Education Resource Center. You can find instruction how to access Education Resource Center here. The pre-recorded talks should be viewed in advance of the live Q&A.

  • Bone Biology – Speaker: Martina Rauner (Dresden, Germany)
  • Pathophysiology of Metabolic Bone Diseases, Peter Pietschmann (Vienna, Austria)
  • Epidemiology of Osteoporotic Fractures, Andrea Michelle Burden (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Mechanisms of Action of Treatments for Osteoporosis, Christian Meier (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Principles of Bone Imaging for the Diagnosis of Metabolic Bone Diseases, Claus Glüer (Kiel, Germany)
  • Measurement of Bone Turnover Markers: In Theory and in Practice, Richard Eastell (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • Using FRAX to Calculate Fracture Risk, Bo Abrahamsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)


Live Q&A 4 December 2020 13:00 – 14:00 CET

A GotoWebinar registration link will be sent to all ECTS 2020 Delegates by email.


Live Meet the AHP – Interactive “discuss the case” session, 4 December 14:00 – 15:00 CET

To be Diagnosed with Osteoporosis - Patient Perspectives and Experiences, Speaker: Mette Rothman (Denmark), Sarah Leyland (UK).

A GotoWebinar registration link will be sent to all ECTS 2020 Delegates by email.