3rd Herbert Fleisch Workshop


“Advancing today’s research; Fostering tomorrow’s leaders”

Following the tradition of the IBMS Davos Herbert Fleisch workshop, but with a further focus on young scientists early in their independent careers, the IFMRS is pleased to join with KU Leuven to host the 2019 workshop.

The workshop will be held at the Novotel Bruges, Belgium and will start at noon on Sunday 17 March, finishing late afternoon on Tuesday 19 March.

There are limited places available on this unique, vibrant workshop which takes place in an intimate setting with 100-150 attendees; abstract submission is strongly encouraged. State-of-the-art presentations in bone biology and pathology: six senior investigators presenting keynote lectures and lots of opportunity to present and discuss your own science with your peers and leaders in the field.

The main objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Discuss science in progress with peers and a few senior scientists
  • Network with other scientists with similar interests and complementary expertise
  • Showcase unpublished data to generate discussion and constructive feedback

Further details on abstract submission and registration will be available shortly.


Bruges is a beautiful medieval town in Northwest Belgium. Picturesque cobbled lanes and canals link photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old whitewashed almshouses.

More information can be found here


The first Herbert Fleisch Workshop was held in 2014. Click HERE to download a PDF of the Meeting Report.

The second Herbert Fleisch Workshop was held in 2016. Click HERE to download a PDF of the Meeting Report


Chair and meeting organiser:
Roger Bouillon (Leuven, BE)

Roger Bouillon (Leuven, BE)
Christa Maes (Leuven, BE)
Roland Baron (Boston, USA)
Jack Martin (Melbourne, AUS)

Lynda Bonewald (USA)
Nicolas Bonnet (ZH)
Juliet Compston (UK)
Richard Eastell (UK)
John Eisman (AUS)
Florent Elefteriou (USA)
Erik Hesse (DE)
Yuuki Imai (JP)
Riku Kiviranta (FI)
Hank Kronenberg (US)
Toshio Matsumoto (JP)
Michelle McDonald (AUS)
Noriaki Ono (US)
Martina Rauner (DE)
Michaela Reagan (US)
Natalie Sims (AUS)
Anna Teti (IT)
Bram Van der Eerden (NL)
Matthew Warman (USA)



Sundeep Khosla (Mayo Clinics, US) – Senensence of bone cells

Peter Croucher (Garvan Institution, Australia) – Cancer and bone 

Sakae Tanaka (Tokyo University, Japan) – Mechanisms of regulation of osteoclast differentiation

Claes Ohlsson (Gotheborg, Sweden) – Microbiome and bone

Pamela Robey (NIH, US) – Stem cells and bone

Marjolein Van der Meulen (Cornell University, US) – Mechanosensing and bone


Details available soon

Abstract submission

Abstract deadline: 3 December 2018
More details available soon