Peter Pietschmann: President elect of the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)
The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) is the premier bone research society in Europe. Its mission is to promote excellence in research in the field of calcified tissues within Europe and to disseminate the findings for the benefit of patients with metabolic bone diseases.
Peter Pietschmann was elected by the members of the ECTS to be President from 2023 to 2026 and currently acts as Vice-President. He is the first Austrian to be President of the society.
About Peter Pietschmann
Since over 30 years Peter Pietschmann made numerous major and innovative contributions to the field of bone and osteoporosis research. His areas of research include markers of bone turnover, the pathogenesis of secondary osteoporosis, osteoporosis in men, the regulation of bone resorption and the development and characterization of in vivo models for bone research. On the basis of his broad experimental and clinical research experience he was among the first to delineate interactions between bone and the immune system, a field now termed “osteoimmunology”. Within the area of osteoimmunology, in particular his work relating osteoporosis to immune mechanisms and his contributions to bone pathology of inflammatory diseases should be highlighted. He has trained over 60 bachelor, master and doctoral students.
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