Invitation to attend the 7th 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 7th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place on Friday January 28, 2022 from 13:00 to 16:00 EST as a virtual event.

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”. Physicians, scientists, trainees and allied health professionals from all relevant specialties are welcome to attend, such as endocrinology, genetics, neurology, physiotherapy, nursing, and orthopedics

The theme for this year’s event is Orthopedic complications of childhood-onset bone disorders: What pediatric endocrinologists need to know. 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 submission of 300-word interesting cases or original research abstracts for presentation at the meeting is December 15, 2021. Authors of abstracts that are selected for 10-minute oral presentations will be notified by December 31, 2021. Please email your interesting clinical case abstracts and/or original research abstracts to: KidsBonesCanada@cheo.on.ca. You should receive a confirmatory email within one week. If you do not, please email the meeting organizer, Lynn MacLeay, at lmacleay@cheo.on.ca.

The deadline to register your attendance at the meeting is January 8, 2022. To register please go to kidsbonescanada.org (events/for health professionals). Following your registration, you will receive a link to the meeting.

In other exciting news, the 7th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CCCBH will serve to kick off the CCCBH and CARDS (Canadian Alliance for Rare Disorders of the Skeleton, a patient-targeted affiliate) 2022 Virtual Series. This Virtual Series will take place every 3 to 4 months in 2022. To learn more about the CCCBH and CARDS educational events in the past and throughout the upcoming year, go to kidsbonescanada.org.

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. Marie-Eve Robinson, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
Dr. Nathalie Alos, St. Justine Hospital, Montréal
Dr. Melissa Fiscaletti, St. Justine Hospital, Montréal
Dr. Anne-Marie Sbrocchi, Montréal Children’s Hospital, Montréal
Dr. Chelsey Grimbly, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton