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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In March 2015th we organised very successful education, an international course under IOF and ISCD supervision for which we were highly praised from both the participants and the lecturers. Based on such a good experience we decided to host another course. In cooperation with two eminent organisations in field of osteoporosis, The European Calcified Tissue Society and  Mellanby Centre University of Sheffild, we are pleased to invite to course rich in knowledge, scientific evidence and clinical experience


ECTS and Mellanby Centre Training Course:

Diagnostic Tests for Osteoporosis – Clinical Use of Bone Turnover Markers


Diagnostic Tests for Osteoporosis – Identification of Vertebral Fractures

10.06.- 11.06.2016.
Novi Sad, Serbia


The course is designed for experienced physicians who have an interest in the field and would like to improve their skills in order to provide even better support to patients and improve their outcomes.

World’s leading experts in the field of osteoporosis are expected to attend and give lectures. The intention of this two-day course is to apply the scientific knowledge and research expertise developed within the Mellanby Centre to offer high quality training for clinicians, allied health professionals and laboratory scientists working in the field of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The focus of the training will be on two key topics: Bone Turnover Markers (BTM) and Vertebral Fracture Identification. Bone Turnover Markers (BTM) have long been used as diagnostic tests for metabolic bone diseases. In the past 20 years, markers that are more specific to bone have been introduced and have been found to be useful in osteoporosis, particularly for monitoring treatment. Vertebral fractures are iportant due to fact that up to one in five older people will have it, but most are unaware of this. Such fractures can be diagnosed by spinal radiographs but more recently, the bone densitometer has been used for this purpose: vertebral fracture assessment. The use of this technique is increasing worldwide; this course aims to give a basic training on the identification of vertebral fractures.

We live in a world of information, Google, Bing, TED talk, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn to name a few avenues we use daily to get our information and do our jobs. However, we strongly believe that sharing knowledge and expertise person to person complements above mentioned avenues and is as important today as ever. We will give you a platform to interact with other colleagues with similar interests, share your experiences and enthusiasm, make new friends, and catch up with some old ones. We have no doubt that interaction among colleagues from different countries and clinical backgrounds will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally and professionally rewarding.

Novi Sad is a beautiful town on the north bank of the river Danube around 70km north-west of Belgrade. It is a young and vibrant multicultural university town and we believe it has plenty to offer including warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. There are many tourist websites that can help you match what the town has to offer to your areas of interest. Most importantly, the organising team will be more than happy to provide some ‘inside’ guidance.

We look forward to seeing you.

prof-dr-kovacev-zavisic radmila-matijevic
Prof. dr Branka Kovacev–Zavisic
ASTAS Section for Osteoporosis Chair
Ass. dr Radmila Matijevic
Lead Course Organiser