Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to invite you to the ECTS 2020, the 47th annual meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society. ECTS 2020 has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 outbreak and will now take place from 21-24 October 2020 in Marseille, France, with 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. 

Also new this year, the meeting will include relevant hot clinical sessions to help managing patients going along the newest knowledge in the field.

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 educational aspects of ECTS 2020 will include pre-meeting courses, working group meetings and workshops. As in previous years, ECTS 2020 will include a New Investigator programme fully organised by our young leaders, the ECTS Academy.

This programme will give the opportunity to new investigators to network, share common interests, receiving mentoring advices and start building their own collaborative projects at an international level. Collaboration will also be highlighted in several joint sessions with international bone societies: ASBMR, our partners from China, Japan and Korea and new partners from Europe and beyond.

On 1st October 2019, the abstract submission opens.  The ECTS Congress is recognised a successful scientific meeting thanks to the large number of contributions coming via abstract submissions. We are committed to offer large visibility to promising abstracts by including them in plenary oral sessions, poster orals, SNAPs, and via dedicated poster viewing sessions.  We therefore strongly encourage you to take note of the abstract submission deadline and to send your abstracts in due time.

Whether you are a young investigator, clinician, basic scientist, nurse or allied health professional, industry representative, you will be exposed to the latest topics in our field. Take part in this exciting meeting and stay tuned for more information coming soon. We look forward to welcoming you in Marseille.

Anna Teti, SPC Chair.