We are pleased to invite you to the 2024 Bone Curriculum Symposium and the Pre-Symposium on Rare Bone, Calcium and Phosphate Disorders organised by the KBVR / SRBR Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Group at the Aula in Ghent on 22 & 23 February 2024.
The Bone Curriculum Symposium is a continuous structured educational lecture cycle on bone. It includes bone biology, physiology, pathophysiology, calcium and phosphate metabolism, covers bone, calcium and phosphate disorders, osteoporosis, diagnosis, management and treatment.
A Bone Curriculum lecture cycle is covered by three consecutive yearly symposia. Participants of three symposia are accredited the Bone Curriculum Course Certificate.
The intention of the Bone Curriculum is to provide high quality continuous education for clinicians interested in, seeing or treating patients with osteoporosis or bone diseases and is a structured educational program for rheumatology and other bone-interested medical trainees. In this context, the lectures mainly cover up to date basic knowledge, overviews and reviews. Interactive participation is encouraged.
The Pre-symposium on Rare bone, calcium and phosphate disorders provides general information on rare bone, calcium and phosphate diseases to interested second-line clinicians and also intends to be an educational and exchange platform for dedicated bone specialists.
There is a clear need to spread information about rare diseases throughout the medical community. Although, the single conditions are rare, putting them all together, rare diseases affect 6 to 8 percent of the population.
We look forward to meeting you at the 2024 symposium and remain,
With our very best regards,
On behalf of the KBVR / SRBR Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Group
Dr. Hans-Georg Zmierczak MD PhD
Chair and Scientific Organiser of the Symposium