WCO-IOF-ESCEO Barcelona 2020


For this 20th Edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress which will take place in Barcelona from April 2 to April 5, 2020, 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 Barcelona 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 Barcelona 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: October 1, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission: January 27, 2020

Congress organized by

Pietersbergweg, 283
1105 BM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Application form to hold one-hour non-sponsored symposia

ESCEO and IOF welcome applications to organize one-hour non-sponsored symposium at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020 Congress in Barcelona. Any member may apply for endorsement by completing this online form.

Form should be submitted by October 31, 2019

The best non-sponsored symposia will be selected during the first week of November. Selected applicants will be notified around November 10. This notification will only be a conditional approval that will be confirmed once all abstracts are provided to the congress secretariat (Deadline to send the abstract : January 27, 2020)

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 reichel@humacom.com, we will be happy to provide you with the adequate format.

Abstract Book

The congress chairmen are honoured to announce that 1.416 abstracts were submitted for this 2019 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 will be published as a supplement in the Volume 30 Supplement 1 of Osteoporosis International.

Past Edition: 2019 - Paris


  • 4136 delegates took part in the largest event in the field of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, frailty and sarcopenia.
  • The Scientific Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Professor René Rizzoli and Professor Cyrus Cooper, had an extremely difficult task, to select oral presentations, among 1416 submitted abstracts of the highest quality.
  • 501 Awards were distributed during the congress.



The WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020 Barcelona Congress has been granted 18 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.