Organized by the BBC board
Chair : BBC President (E. Gielen KUL) & Vice president (S. Goemaere UG)

New format and venue for the 2021 Clinical Update Symposium which will now take place on January 23, 2021 at the Area 42 in Brussels and which will be organized both physically and virtually !

Preliminary programme
08.30 Welcome and coffee
08.55 Introduction to the update symposium
E. Gielen - KUL
09.00 Literature overview of 2020
M. Laurent - KUL, Imelda Bonheiden
09.20 BBC awards 2020
09.35 Glucocorticoid use and its consequences
S. Goemaere - UGent, Belgium
10.00 Overview of clinical trials in GIOP
C. Roux – Paris, France
10.30 General Assembly
Report of the president & treasurer
  Coffee break
11.00 Overview of guidelines for GIOP over time
W. Lems – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11.30 BBC guidance for GIOP by mobile voting
(led by the chair persons)
12.00 Satellite symposium by UCB : Bone Forming Therapy
Program and speakers to be determined
13.00 End of the Symposium
  Walking Lunch
The 2021 BBC Clinical Update Symposium has received the INAMI/RIZIV accreditation (4 Credit Points)


Registration fees


Categories Early registration
Until December 31, 2020
From January 1
To January 20, 2021
On site
Regular Registration
75,00€ 100,00€ 120,00€
Member of the BBC
(new membership applications should be sent no later than November 30, 2020 to benefit from the member’s rate)
Free 25,00 € 120,00€


In order to ensure the best and safest possible experience to all the attendees and the other stakeholders, the RBSLM is taking all the necessary measures and has decided to organize its 2020 edition both physically and virtually.

The registration fees include:

  • The access to the On-site event on January 23, 2021
  • The access to the virtual platform during 6 months (recorded sessions, e-posters, exhibition area, etc)

To ensure enough spacing during the meeting, the following measures will be implemented on-site:

  • Optimal occupancy of the venue (more than 2000 sqm)
  • A limit of 150 on-site delegates has been set (face mask mandatory)
  • Display of desinfecting terminals all over the venue
  • Individual packaging for the catering


a) Individual Name Changes (Substitution of Registration)
An administrative fee of 20 euros will be charged for a name change. Written permission from the original participant will be required, along with full contact details of the substitution.

b) Individual Cancellation & Refund Policies
Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing by e-mail to the Clinical Symposium Organizer.
More than 6 weeks before the Clinical Symposium, 50% of the registration rate will be reimbursed.

For cancellations received less than 6 weeks before the Clinical Symposium, no refund will be given.

All reimbursement will occur after the Clinical Symposium.

c) Cancellation or Modification of the Clinical Symposium due to Force Majeure
In case of force majeure, the Clinical Symposium organizer have the right to alter or cancel the Clinical Symposium without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by the Organizer as soon as reasonably possible.

Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Organizer which prevents or impedes the holding of the Clinical Symposium, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, etc., earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the Organizer.

The Organizer shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Clinical Symposium.

Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by the Organizer.


Pictures of the 2020 edition