Astrid Bakker has been appointed professor of Bone Mechanobiology at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She will publicly accept her appointment on Friday 31st may 2024 at 15.45 uur in the aula of the university , (De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam)

The inaugural lecture can also be followed  via


Afscheidslezing Prof. Dr. Jenneke Klein Nulend

Op 17 mei 2024 is de afscheidslezing van Prof. Dr. Jenneke Klein Nulend in de Aula van het VU-hoofdgebouw, de Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV, Amsterdam. Aanvang 15.45 uur exact. Het is een openbare zitting, dus aanmelden is niet nodig. De rede is ook te volgen via Na afloop is er een receptie en gelegenheid tot feliciteren.

Afscheidslezing van Prof. Dr. Willem F. Lems

Op 19 april 2024 is de afscheidslezing van Prof Dr Willem F Lems in de Aula van het VU-hoofdgebouw, de Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV, Amsterdam. Aanvang 15.45 uur exact. Het is een openbare zitting, dus aanmelden is niet nodig. Na afloop is er een receptie en gelegenheid tot feliciteren.

Voor in reumatologie geinteresseerden: die dag is er het jaarlijkse (Nederlandstalige) ARC Amstel Voorjaarssymposium, in de Amstelzaal van het Amsterdam UMC Locatie VUmc (van 09.00-15.00 uur), ook dit jaar door Willem georganiseerd als educational officer van het Amsterdam Rheumatology & immunology Center. Ook hier bent u welkom, maar vooraf aanmelden is gewenst, via

Het voorlopig programma is voor de Jaarvergadering op 8 en 9 november is bekend: NVCB programma 2023

Registreren is nog steeds mogelijk via  de volgende link:  Registratie




NVCB meeting – 8 & 9 November 2023
The 2023 annual NVCB meeting (33rd edition) will take place on 8 and 9 november at the Woudschoten conference center in Zeist (venue: Registration will start after the summer. This year we will organize a special focus on Osteogenesis Imperfecta with the patient organisation, Dr. Guus Janus (Isala Zwolle), Prof. Dr. Oliver Semler (University Cologne, Germany) and Dr. Dimitra Micha (Amsterdam UMC)

Other Invited speakers:
Prof. Dr. Jenneke Klein Nulend, ACTA, Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. Nico Sommerdijk, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, Bone organoids and application
Dr. Paula Ramos-Silva, Naturalis, Leiden, Biomineralization in Molluscs

Best PhD Thesis Award
In 2023 the NVCB will also offer a prize (€1000) for the Best Thesis in the field of bone and calcified tissue research. The PhD graduation date should be between 1 July 2021 and 1 July 2023. Other conditions that apply can be found on the website. In order to apply, a PDF version of the thesis needs to be sent in before 15 september 2023 to the secretary of the NVCB. More details can be found on the NVCB website.

Open position in the NVCB Board
According to the statutes of our society, every three years the members of our board have to be re-elected or exchanged. This year we have to elect the president of our society. If you think that you can bring our society further and you are interested in becoming the president of our society, let us know before the 1st of October 2023 by sending an email to the secretary of the NVCB ( So far we have one candidate. Voting of the new president will happen at the annual general meeting in Zeist.

Phosphate Research Exchange Academy, June 8th, 2023
The Medical Affairs department of Kyowa Kirin Benelux is organizing in cooperation with the Calcium and Bone Metabolism Laboratory of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam an Exchange Academy on fundamental phosphate research. This will take place as an online event on the 8th of June, 2023 (14-17h). The aim of this Exchange Academy is to share insights on fundamental phosphate research and create possible collaborative research opportunities between different research groups/institutes. Please have a look at the attachment for details of the program and how to register !