Important information COVID-19

Congress Now Virtual


WCO-IOF-ESCEO London 2021


For this 21th Edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress which will take place in London from August 26 to August 29, 2021, the members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the IOF and the members of the Scientific Advisory Board of ESCEO are developing a very exciting Congress’ scientific programme that will bring together the world’s best in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease.

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) are thrilled to welcome you in London and hope that this Congress will move the field one step forward on all fronts; from new understanding of bone metabolism and pathology, to new strategies and options in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The city of London offers a most convenient and pleasant setting for international congresses. We hope that you will also take the opportunity to explore its many attractions!

Opening for abstract submission: February 1st, 2021
Deadline for abstract submission: May 26, 2021

Congress organized by

Pietersbergweg, 283
1105 BM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

COVID-19 Safety Measures

We have endorsed all existing recommendations to avoid viral transmission (social distancing; wearing of a face-mask; use of hand gels; frequent cleaning of lecture and seminar rooms; increased spacing as part of seating arrangements and other widely used measures).

In addition, however, we shall also request that entry to Congress facilities will require a negative PCR test documented within 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting, or a certificate confirming vaccination against COVID-19.

Registrants failing to provide these documents will be offered virtual access to the sessions, free of charge.

Promotional Packages

If you wish to get involved in the shape of the great success of this new edition, we invite you to spread the words by using our promotional material on our download page.

For any other file format, please do not hesitate to reach out our promotional dedicated team by email, we will be happy to provide you with the adequate format.

Abstract Book

The congress chairmen are honoured to announce that 1.417 abstracts were submitted for this 2020 edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO! This extraordinary number of abstracts is the largest ever recorded since the beginning of the Congress.

We invite you to discover the abstracts selected for the WCO-IOF-ESCEO before the beginning of the congress by accessing the Abstract Book under this link.

The Abstract Book has been published as Volume 31 Supplement 1 of Osteoporosis International.

Past Edition: 2020 - Virtual

The 1st Virtual WCO-IOF-ESCEO was and still is a huge success!

As you know, the 20th edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO has been organized on a very different basis than the precedent editions. Nevertheless, the Scientific Committee is more than thrilled to announce that this Virtual Congress is a tremendous success, which will remain open for 3 months!

In order to offer you the best possible experience, all efforts were made to maintain the initial programme as planned, as well as the usual features of the face-to-face WCO. Altogether, 1600 scientific contributions were gathered, including:

  • 10 Plenary Lectures
  • 14 Meet-the-Expert Sessions
  • 07 Satellite Sponsored Symposia
  • 40 Oral Communications
  • 20 Oral Poster Presentations
  • 11 Oral Communications selected for the CNS Special Plenary Session
  • 29 Non-Sponsored Symposia
  • 41 Virtual Booths

You are now able to visualize all these sessions on the congress platform during a period of 3 months!

We would like to warmly thank each of the 7900+ delegates who already took part in this online gathering and who are enabling the congress to remain the world largest event in the field of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, frailty and sarcopenia.



The WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2021 Congress has been granted 16 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).


EACCME credits can be converted to AMA credits for American delegates.
Belgian and Italian accreditations are in process. More information will be provided closer to the meeting.