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ESPE Working Group on Bone and Growth Plate

The Bone and Growth Plate Working Group brings together clinical and basic scientists, as well as physicians actively involved in studies of paediatric bone, mineral and growth plate disorders. Key aims include the nurturing and development of future generations of researchers to improve the understanding and clinical management of bone disorders.

The Bone & Growth Plate Working Group aims to reach out to the wider community of bone specialists within ESPE by:

  • Continuing to provide a dedicated forum for updates on basic and clinical research into paediatric bone disorders within the ESPE framework.
  • Setting up collaborative research projects across centres and encourage submission of findings to the annual ESPE meetings.
  • Establishing the working group as a forum for expert opinion on matters pertaining to paediatric conditions affecting bone health throughout Europe – through advocacy, commentary or recommendations.

We encourage people interested in joining this group or proposing collaborative research projects to contact the Coordinator Ciara McDonnell at ciara.mcdonnell@gmail.com

 

Report on activities from 2019

The Bone & GP working group have no additional activities to report over the year.  To encourage group learning from rare conditions we now include case presentations at the annual meeting.  The two highest marks cases in 2019 were presented at the annual meeting by the following presenters.

Case no. 1

Presenter:  Adalbert Raimann 

Institution: Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergology and Endocrinology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Title:  Lethal pyridoxin-independent encephalopathy in a case of perinatal hypophosphatasia 

Case no. 2

Presenter: Saygin Abali MD

Institution:   Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Istanbul, Turkey

Title:  Congenital talipes equinovarus and bowing of femur due to homozygous TRPV6 mutation

 

Agenda from Annual Business Meeting (at ESPE)

  1. Review of Programme & future outline
  2. Working group strategy update
  3. Proposed objectives for 2018-2020
  4. Programme organising committee 2018-2020
  5. New Convenor
  6. AOB

 

 

 

 

 

For further information on the activities of this Working Group please contact the Coordinator Ciara McDonnell at ciara.mcdonnell@gmail.com

Working Group Members 

Coordinator

Ciara McDonnell

(Ireland)

Wolfgang Högler

(UK)

Annemieke Boot

(The Netherlands)

Ola Nilsson

(Sweden)

Gabriele Häusler

(Austria)

Jeremy Allgrove

(UK)

Nick Shaw

(UK)

Nick Bishop

(UK)

Outi Mäkitie

(Finland)

Oliver Semler

(Germany)

Serap Turan

(Turkey)

Eckhard Schönau

(Germany)

Heike–Katharina Hoyer–Kuhn

(Germany)

Jean-Pierre Salles

(France)

Dirk Schnabel

(Germany)

Dov Tiosano

(Israel)

Agnes Linglart

(France)

Raja Padidela

(UK)

Signe Beck–Nielsen

(Denmark)

Adalbert Raimann

(Austria)

Artemis Doulgeraki

(Greece)

Lars Sävendahl

(Stockholm)

Zulf Mughal

(UK)

Christine Burren

(UK)

Moira Cheung

(UK)

Abdullah Bereket

(Turkey)

Agneisz Kachurzok

(Poland)

Andrea Superti-Furga

(Switzerland)

Aris Siafarikas

(Australia)

Caroline Silve

(France)

Christine Hofmann

(Germany)

Dieter Haffner

(Germany)

Dionsios Chrysis

(Greece)

Edyta Kryskiewicz

(Poland)

Eva Astrom

(Sweden)

Eva Horemuzova

(Sweden)

Faisal Ahmed

(UK)

Franco Antoniazzi

(Italy)

Gabriel Martos

(Spain)

Giampiero Baroncelli

(Italy)