A successful exchange between Dr Marianne Becker, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and Prof Semler, University Hospital in Cologne. Dr Becker provided the following report.
“I had the chance to visit Prof. Oliver Semler at the University Hospital in Cologne on the 27th and 28th of July 2022 in the setting of the ERN Clinical Exchange Program.
I accompanied Prof. Semler during his consultation for rare bone diseases (osteogenesis imperfecta, achondroplasia, XLH) and had the opportunity do discuss several cases from my consultation with him.
I participated at a team meeting with his endocrine team, I visited the pediatric rehabilitation center including the research facilities and met Prof. Schönau.
Prof. Semler and I discussed clinical guidelines and after my return I have created and implemented a treatment guideline for pediatric osteoporosis in my hospital. We are planning to set up a closer clinical collaboration for osteogenesis imperfecta patients as well as a scientific collaboration.
In conclusion, it was a very efficient and stimulating exchange and I would like to thank Prof. Semler and his team for the warm welcome and the ERN Exchange Program for supporting this exchange.”
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Please note that the deadline for applications is December, 31, 2022 and exchanges should be completed by the end of January 2023. If you have an exchange in mind that will extend beyond this deadline contact Endo-ERN directly. An extension may be possible.