Dear Colleagues,


The next IFCC webinar: "The role of key laboratory tests in the investigation and management of metabolic bone disease" November 23, 2022.


Metabolic bone diseases include osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency diseases such as osteomalacia, hyperparathyroidism and metabolic bone disease of chronic kidney disease (CKD-MBD). These diseases have a large and increasing prevalence worldwide with significant contribution to overall morbidity to patients and resource implications to health services. The value of the laboratory in the diagnosis and management of these disease and thereby outcomes in these conditions cannot be overstated.

This webinar will address the roles of three key analytes through which the laboratory adds value to the diagnosis management of metabolic bone disease: PTH, vitamin D and bone turnover markers (BTM). It is important that laboratory professionals are familiar with the clinical applications of these important analytes.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be familiar with:

The roles of PTH, vitamin D and BTM in pathogenesis of metabolic bone diseases.

The application of these analytes in the diagnosis, management and monitoring of common and clinically important metabolic bone diseases.

Key analytical issues that laboratory professionals need to be aware of in the reporting of these analytes.



This webinar comprises of three following presentations of 20 min each followed by 20 min of panel discussion at the end.

Chair: Dr. Samue Vasikaran

Talk 1: "The role of bone turnover markers in the management of metabolic bone disease" - Dr. Samue Vasikaran

Talk 2: "Parathyroid Hormone Measurement and role in the management of hyperparathyroidism and metabolic bone disease" - Prof. Hans Schneider

Talk 3: "The role of vitamin D in bone health" - Ms. Helen Martin


  • Schedule: 20 min per speaker plus 20 min panel discussion
  • Time Zones: Live presentations starting at: 3:00AM EDT-New York ; 10:00AM CET-Rome; 4:00PM CST-Beijing;
    Important: Please ensure that you carefully determine the time that the presentation will start in your global time zone. Click here to convert to your time-zone.
  • Recorded webinar: available on demand
  • Certificate of participation: available for all registrants