A new initiative between ECTS and ERA-EDTA Working Group on Chronic Kidney Disease and Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD), this joint workshop will review and discuss  the emerging scientific and clinical insights in CKD-MBD, the assessment of bone health and latest update on vascular calcification.


Online Session Monday 8 December 2020

Workshop Chairs: Martine Cohen-Solal, Ziad Massy, Pablo Urena, Sandro Mazzaferro

11h0- 11h05: Introduction (Martine Cohen-Solal)


Session 1: 11h05: Bone diseases in CKD (20 mn presentation and 5 mn discussion)

Chairs: Pablo Urena and MC Zillikens

11:05 – 11h30: The variety of bone patterns in CKD (Tilman Drueke, Paris)

11h30 – 11h55: Is there an epigenetic regulation of bone in CKD (Barbara Obermeyer-Pietsch, Austria)


Session 2

12h55- 13h00: selected abstracts (7mn presentation and 3mn discussion)

Chairs: P. Evenepoel and Smeeta Sinha

11h55-12h05: Altered expression of alkaline phosphatase and PHOSPHO1 in bone from a murine model of chronic kidney disease (Shun-Neng Hsu, Edinburg)

12h05-12h15: Diagnostic value of Trabecular Bone Score in Kidney Transplant (Marzia Pasquali, Italy)

12h15-12h25: Increased PTH maintains bone mineral density in patients with CKD (Pierre-Emmanuel Cailleaux, France)

12h25-12h35: Risk factors for avascular bone necrosis in patients with lupus nephritis (Daniela Monova, Bulgaria)


12h35-14h00: BREAK


Session 3

14h00- 14h50: Markers of bone fragility for kidney and bone

Chairs: Martine Cohen-Solal and Sandro Mazzaferro

14h00 – 14h25: How to assess bone health in CKD (P. Evenepoel, Belgium)

14h25 – 14h50: Bone imaging in CKD (G. Elder, Australia)


Session 4

15h15-16h00: Vascular calcifications

Chairs: Mario Cozzolino and Marc Vervloet

14h50 – 15h15: The role of FGF23 and Klotho in vascular calcifications (Smeeta Sinha, UK)

15h15 – 15h35: Mechanisms of vascular calcifications and how to translate to the clinics (Ziad Massy, France)


The CKD-MBD Expert Forum was supported by Amgen (Europe) GmbH and Fresenius Kabi France in the form of an educational grant.  The sponsors had no influence on the content of the programme.