The Department of Internal Medicine and Oncology organized a three-day online course on metabolic bone diseases, which was attended by 540 participants.
The Department of Internal Medicine and Oncology has recently organized its annual course on metabolic bone diseases for the 29th time, which was held online this year due to the epidemiological situation. The number of participants was higher than ever, 540 people registered for the event, who had the opportunity to watch the presentations online between 13 January and 7 February, 2021.
The 30 presentations of the course covered, among other things, the effects of space travel on the bones; the definition of bone mass and bone quality; the role and deficiency of vitamin D and hypoparathyroidism. Those who were interested could prove their successful participation in the course by passing an online exam, which was worth 48 credit points. A Zoom roundtable discussion was also held on 5 February, in the course of which event presenters answered questions from attendees.
As the event took place online this year, those who were interested did not have to pay a registration fee, the costs incurred were provided by the sponsoring companies.
“The feedback from the participants was clearly positive despite the unusual form of the event. We hope that the course not only proved to be useful for them, but also contributed to the good reputation of the university and the department”, said Dr. István Takács, Professor, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Oncology.
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University (illustration)
Translation: Katalin Illés-Romhányi