ECTS-IBMS FORMACIÓN Postdoctorales 24 y 25 de abril 2015 Rotterdam, Países Bajos - Seiomm

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ECTS-IBMS FORMACIÓN Postdoctorales 24 y 25 de abril 2015 Rotterdam, Países Bajos

abril 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - abril 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Registration fee €100 (excludes accommodation and meals)

Registration – NOW OPEN! Please register through the ECTS–IBMS 2015 meeting registration form here.

ECTS and IBMS are pleased to announce that a joint ECTS–IBMS PostDoc Training Programme will take place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 April 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, held as a pre-congress course to the 4th Joint Meeting of ECTS–IBMS.


The programme has been designed by the ECTS New Investigator and IBMS Young Investigator Committees to deliver topics relevant to PostDocs at each stage of their career and to stimulate and support wider discussion. The programme will offer dynamic sessions covering a variety of topics in both the clinical and basic fields, opportunities for delegates to share their experiences and learn from each other, as well as learning key tools for success from the range of expert speakers. Opportunities to engage and liaise with other delegates and speakers have been built into the programme to encourage and facilitate networking.

It is hoped that delegates will follow on to attend ECTS–IBMS 2015, the European bone event that combines the latest cutting–edge clinical, translational and preclinical research with clinical education, encouraging scientific networking and opportunities for collaboration in a unique and friendly environment.

Target Audience
Outline Programme
Cancellations and Refunds
Contact Details

Target Audience

The training is aimed at New Investigator members of ECTS and IBMS who are:

  • PhD students in their finishing year
  • PostDocs
  • Early independent researchers (within 2 years of becoming independent)


  • Foster exchange between PostDocs (networking)
  • Enable in-depth discussions with peers and mentors
  • Exchange on methods, grant writing experience, publishing experience

Basic information on bone biology, and common techniques in bone and calcified tissue research are provided in the ECTS PhD Training Course.


Friday 24th April

13:30-13:40 Introduction to the Training
Astrid Bakker, Martina Rauner, Bram van der Eerden
13:40-14:00 Welcome and Introductions
Bram van der Eerden
14:00-15:00 Taking insights from molecular mechanisms underlying high bone mass diseases towards new therapies 
Peter ten Dijke (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-17:00 Journal Club
17:00-18:30 Lab demonstration: New developments in the genomic era 
André Uitterlinden (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Fernando Rivandeira (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Joyce van Meurs (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
18:30 END
19:00 Dinner and Guided Tour (not included in registration fee)

Saturday 25th April

08:30-09:00 Coffee
09:00-10:00 Animal Models for Osteotropic Tumours
Nadia Rucci (L’Aquila, Italy)
10:00-11:00 Interactive Session: Presenting
Miep Helfrich (Aberdeen, UK)
11:00-11:45 Interactive Session: How to write a good abstract
Andre van Wijnen (Minnesota, US)
11:45-12:00 Summary and Conclusion
12:00-12:30 Lunch at De Doelen (for congress delegates)



The training programme will take place in the beautiful city of Rotterdam, a city with an important history. Throughout the years Rotterdam has been characterised by embracing novel challenging developments and is in the 2014 New York Times top 10 list of places in the world to visit. The famous renaissance humanist, Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466-1536), was born in Rotterdam. Erasmus stood for common sense, freedom of intellect and literary expression, all of which are very important for today’s progression of science and improvement of clinical care. The Erasmus University Medical Center is named after him.

Further details about the training location, together with maps and directions, will be provided shortly.


NOW OPEN – Click here to go to Registration page

Registration fees:
€100 (excluding meals and accommodation)

NB – places are allocated on a first–come–first–serve basis to students who meet the target audience requirements above.

Outline Programme

Friday 24 April 2015

Afternoon Sessions

Please note that delegates are expected to cover the cost of their own lunch and evening meal.

The Local Organising Committee will be arranging an evening meal and walking tour of Rotterdam on Friday 24 April, which delegates and speakers are encouraged to attend. Please note that these are optional activities, the cost of which must be covered by delegates.

Saturday 25 April 2015

Morning Sessions


Lunch will be provided on Saturday 25 April at the de Doelen for PostDoc delegates who are also registered for the ECTS-IBMS 2015 meeting. Delegates who are not registered for the main meeting may do so using the meeting registration form here before the 25 April, or onsite.

Cancellations and Refunds

Full payment is required when registering on the course. Your place is not guaranteed unless payment has been received.

Any cancellation must be made in writing and sent to

Cancellations received by 9 March 2015 will be refunded less an administration fee of €35.00. No refunds will be made after this date.

Contact Details

BioScientifica Ltd, Euro House, 22 Apex Court, Woodlands, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 4JT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1454 642245
Fax: +44 (0)1454 642222


abril 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am
abril 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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