4th EUROD Winter Meeting - fully virtual

The 4th EUROD Winter Meeting - fully virtual - is just around the corner! Register for free!

On the 14th and 15th of January, the EUROD initiative will be online with a fully virtual edition of the 4th Winter Meeting. This year's CME is titled "Diagnostics in renal bone disease: the old, the new, and the emerging" and will feature a mix of lectures and novel research presentations over the course of two afternoons. 

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EUROD winter meeting 2021 – VIRTUAL

Thursday Jan 14, 2021

14:00 – 18:00 EUROD Online
Diagnostics in renal bone disease: the old, the new and the emerging

Location: MyEDTA (www.era-edta.org)

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome (Pieter Evenepoel, Leuven, Belgium)

14:15 – 15:15 Lectures – Bone turnover markers

  • BAP: A biomarker coming of age – analytical issues, isoforms, outcomes
    (Mathias Haarhaus, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • A glimpse of the future: Emerging markers – P1NP, Trap5B, miRNA
    (Thomas Nickolas, NY, USA)

15:15-16:45 Mini-lectures and Free communications part 1

  • 15:20-15:40 (ML): CaSR and bone (Pieter Evenepoel, Leuven, BE)
  • 15:40-16:00 (ML): Calcium absorption and bone metabolism; insights from animal studies (Lieve Verlinden, Geert Carmeliet, Leuven, BE)
  • 16:00-16:20 (FC): Bone turnover markers as risk factors of severe hypocalcemia after parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism (Ekaterina Parshina)
  • 16:20-16:40 (FC): Osteocytic Sclerostin Expression as an Indicator of Altered Bone Turnover (Yentl Huybrechtst, Antwerp, BE)

16:45 – 17:15 Catch up and break

17:15 – 18:30 Lectures – Bone imaging and functional techniques

  • DXA and other imaging techniques (TBS, pQCT, HRpQCT, 18FPET)
    (Syazrah Salam, Sheffield, UK)
  • Microindentation (Jordi Bover, Barcelona, Spain)

18:30 Concluding remarks (Pieter Evenepoel)


Friday Jan 15, 2021 EUROD online
Diagnostics in renal bone disease: the old, the new and the emerging

Location: Zoom - invite after registration at MyEDTA (www.era-edta.org)

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome (Pieter Evenepoel)

14:15-15:15 Lectures – bone histomorphometry

  • Bone biopsy in clinical decision making (Ana Carina Ferreira, Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Bone histomorphometry: need for standardization and harmonization, a report from the EUROD consensus meeting (Marie-Helene Lafage-Proust, St-Etienne)

15:15-15:30 Catch up

15:30-17:30 Mini-lectures and Free communications part 2

  • 15:40-16:00 (FC): Diagnostic accuracy of biochemical markers of bone turnover for the diagnosis of renal osteodystrophy (Hanne Skou Jørgensen, Leuven, BE)
  • 16:00-16:20 (ML): Evaluation of cortical bone by histomorphometry
    (Xiaoyu Tong, Kuopio, Finland)
  • 16:20-16:40 (FC): Intraoperative Plasma (1-84) PTH Levels are Better than Intact PTH for Assessing the Success of Parathyroidectomy in Uremic Hyperparathyroidism Patients (Fangyan Xu)
  • 16:40-17:00 (ML): Building a biobank of iliac crest bone tissue: the Canadian experience (Fabrice Mac-Way, Quebec, Canada)
  • 17:00-17:20 (ML): nOxPTH: holy grail or empty box? (Stan Ursem, Amsterdam, NL)

17:30 Concluding remarks (Pieter Evenepoel)