The 13th National Congress of Indian
Society for Bone & Mineral Research (ISBMR-2017) was held on
10th-12th November, 2017 at Lecture Theatre-1, Nehru Hospital
PGIMER, Chandigarh. ISBMR2017 organized by Department of
Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh collaboration with Indian
Society for Bone & Mineral Research, New Delhi. Around 300
delegates from all over world including six International
Faculty (from USA, Belgium, UK) and many eminent national
speakers from all over India participated in ISBMR-2017.
Day-1 Pre-Congress held on 10th November,
2017 at lecture theatre-1, PGIMER, Chandigarh, it was started
at 11:00 AM. The program started with workshop on Bone
Biomechanics, moderated by Dr. Deepak Vashishth, USA & Dr.
Navin Kumar, IIT Ropar. The workshop cum symposium: Metabolic
bone disorders started in post lunch session.
We had Quiz for DM/ DNB Residents as well
as for Basic Science students of different institutes,
concurrently occurring in Lecture Theatre-2 & Lecture
Theatre-3, PGIMER, CHD. The quiz had two rounds, first round
had written MCQ for qualifying for final round. The final
round of quiz was held on Day-2 on 11th November, 2017.
The workshop cum symposium : Metabolic Bone
Disorders, started with first talk of Dr. Satinath Mukherjee,
IPGMER, Kolkata on “How to approach metabolic bone disorders”.
The next talk of Dr. Mahesh Prakash, PGIMER, Chandigarh was on
“Radiology in metabolic bone disorders”. Dr. Ashwani Sood,
PGIMER, CHD talked on “Scintigraphic signatures in metabolic
bone disorders”. After tea break, Dr. G Nirmal Raj, PGIMER,
CHD delivered a talk on “MBD: Orthopedician perspectives”. Dr.
Uma Nahar, PGIMER, CHD, deliberated on “The silver lining in
the dark clouds in metabolic bone disease-A histopathologist’s
perspective. Dr. Navin Kumar, IIT Ropar delivered talk on
“Bone Biomechanics in osteoporosis”.
The quiz first round result was declared at the end of
symposium and final round of quiz was held on day-2 (11th
Day 2 (11th November, 2017) - The registration of national
congress started at 7:30 AM. The national congress started
with lamp lighting with Saraswati Vandana. The inaugural
address was given by Dr. Anil Bhansali, PGIMER, CHD. The 13th
national congress started with nine unique clinical case
presentations of 15minutes from various medical institutions.
(The first case presented, on “Difficult to
manage hypophosphatemic rickets patients by Dr. Tushar Bandgar,
KEM Hospital, Mumbai. The case on “Hypophosphatemic
osteomalacia in neurofibromatosis type 1 may be mediated by
FGF23 was presented by Dr Saroj Sahoo , SGPGI , Lucknow. Dr
Prem Narayanan, BHU, Varanasi presented a case on
hypophosphatemic rickets. The next case on tumoral calcinosis
was presented by Dr Abhamoni Baro,Gauhati Medical college &
Hospital , Guwahati. Dr Kripa Cherian , CMC , Vellore talked
on Paget’s disease. Dr Abhilasha Garg, PGIMER,CHD presented a
case on “Young boy with multiple spine fractures’’ After tea,
Dr. Rakhi Malhotra, AIIMS, New Delhi delivered a talk on “A
unique case of Dent’s phenotype with renal cell carcinoma- Is
there a hidden association?”. Dr.Nimisha Jain spoke on
“MEN-1”, Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, IPGMER, Kolkata talked on
“Unusual cause of renal tubular acidosis.)
Dr. Sushil Gupta, SGPGI, Lucknow delivered
MMS Ahuja Oration titled “Postmenopausal osteoporosis: Newer
insights in pathogenesis” and session was chaired by
President-Dr. Manoj Chadha, Mumbai & Dr. R J Dash, Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Manoj Chadha, Mumbai delivered on “Bone
health in pregnancy”. Moreover, We accepted 50 abstract for
poster and oral free paper of clinical Residents & basic
science students. During the lunch time, Executive Committee
meeting was held on Day-2, as well as Poster presented by
clinical residents & basic science students from different
The ISBMR congress had multiple symposium
on related to bone health following name of symposium:
Symposium-1: Sclerotic Bone Disease
Symposium -3: Osteoporosis
These included many more talks related to
paget’s disease, newer treatment for the rare bone disease,
vitamin-D supplementation in pregnancy, nutrition & calcium
mapping and how to convert old bone into new bone. Many
international & national speakers participated in symposium
session. Our International Speakers (Dr. Subhash Kukreja, Dr.
Stuart Ralston, Dr. Wim Wan Hul, Dr.D.S Rao, Dr. Ruban
Dhaliwal & Dr. Deepak Vashishth) & National speakers immensely
contributed in the discussions. Basic focus was on metabolic
bone disorders. General Body Meeting (GBM) conducted on day-2.
Concurrently Final Quiz round of quiz for clinical residents &
basic science students was completed (6PM, LT-1, PGIMER, CHD).
Day- 2 (11th November, 2017) evening
proceeded with cultural programme organized by ADITI
(Association of Diabetes in Tricity (Young), it is a Social
Support Group for young diabetes), which had various programs
like skit on Diabetes, solo dance, Bhangra etc. performed by
T1DM patients. The documentary on osteoporosis released.
Day-3 (12th November, 2017), started with
Meet the professor, Dr. Stuart Ralston-UK, delivered talk on
“Adult Onset Hypophosphatesia”. Concurrently the various Oral
free papers were presented by clinicians & Basic Science
SPS Teotia oration was delivered by Dr. Wim
Van Hul, Belgium on oration entitled”Next generation
sequencing to identify known and novel genes for bone
disorders”. After that, Dr. Ritu Trivedi spoke on “Potential
interplay between obesity and bone health”, Dr. Sailesh Lodha
delivered talk on insights from Indian PHPT Registry (www.indianphptregistry.com)
The Symposium-4: Bone & Diabetes included
various talk about bone quality, treatment of osteoporosis &
anti diabetic medication and osteoporosis.
The last day of Congress, Award distributed
to clinicians & Basic Science students, for oral free paper,
Quiz and poster presentations. The first, second & third prize
were given for Poster presentation, oral free paper & Quiz
competition to students.
Valedictory function & vote of thanks was
delivered by Dr. Sanjay K Bhadada, Organizing Secretary of