Invitation to attend the 8th Annual Canadian Consortium for Children’s Bone Health Scientific and Educational Meeting

On behalf of the Canadian Consortium for Children’s Bone Health (CCCBH) Annual Meeting Co-Chairs and Planning Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to the Consortium’s 8th Annual Meeting. 8th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in person on Thursday February 9, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, at Le Westin in Old Montréal (the same venue as the main CPEG meeting). Arrival is at 8 AM for breakfast.

This year's CCCBH Annual Meeting will include symposium-style talks on hot topics in pediatric bone health, clinical case and original research presentations by attendees, and an interactive “case walk-through”. Trainees, faculty and allied health professionals are all welcome to attend! Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Jacqueline Halton, Pediatric Oncologist (CHEO) who will providing an overview of Bone Morbidity in Pediatric Leukemia. As in the past, attendees will receive 3 CME credits, with the event accredited by the Canadian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism. There is no charge to attend the event.

The deadline for registration and for submission of 300-word interesting cases or original research abstracts for presentation at the meeting is January 1, 2023.

Abstracts should be submitted to Authors of abstracts that are selected for 10-minute oral presentations will be notified by January 10, 2023.

Registration can be found at Kids Bones Canada.

If you have any questions, please email

In other exciting news, the 8th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CCCBH will serve to kick off the CARDS (Canadian Alliance for Rare Disorders of the Skeleton, a patient-targeted affiliate) 2023 Virtual Series. This Virtual Series will take place every 3 to 4 months in 2023, in partnership with patient advocacy groups across Canada. To learn more about the CCCBH and CARDS educational events held in the past and throughout the upcoming year, go to

Looking forward to seeing you all at these events!

Leanne M. Ward MD, FRCPC
Founder and Director, The Canadian Consortium for Children’s Bone Health
(formerly The Canadian Pediatric Bone Health Working Group)
Tier I Research Chair in Pediatric Bone Disorders
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Medical Director, The CHEO Genetic and Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic
Scientific Director, The Ottawa Pediatric Bone Health Research Group

CCCBH Annual Meeting Co-Chairs and Planning Committee:
Dr. Melissa Fiscaletti, St. Justine Hospital, Montréal
Dr. Chelsey Grimbly, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton
Dr. Anne-Marie Sbrocchi, Montréal Children’s Hospital, Montréal
Dr. Marie-Eve Robinson, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
Dr. Julia Sorbara, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Dr. Nathalie Alos, St. Justine Hospital, Montréal
Dr. Munier Nour, James Pattison Children’s Hospital, Saskatoon