International federation of musculoskeletal research societies

Herbert Fleisch workshops


The Herbert Fleisch Workshop is a 3-day residential workshop designed to bring together international investigators and young and mid-career scientists working in musculoskeletal research for a few days of learning, discussion and networking, with the hands-on participation of some of the top scientists in this field, all of whom are present for the duration of the event.

Meeting Reports


The 2022 H Fleisch Workshop was held on 20-22 November in Brugge, Belgium. This three-day event included six keynote presentations

Click here to download a PDF of the Meeting Report

Virtual Fleisch Workshops

The IFMRS hosted two virtual workshops that were to provide similar to H Fleisch experience during the pandemic.They were led by experts in the field of Bone Health and musculoskeletal health in low and middle-income countries.

Please find the recordings in the panel below

Dr. Madhusmita Misra, Dr. Jacqueline Maya, Prof. Morten Frost and Dr. Morten Steen Hansen

Bone Health in Weight Extremes

Dr. Madhusmita Misra from Harvard Medical School and Dr. Jacqueline Maya from Massachusetts General Hospital (USA) considered bone health in the setting of anorexia nervosa, while Prof. Morten Frost and Dr. Morten Steen Hansen from Odense University Hospital (Denmark) considered bone health in the setting of bariatric surgery.

Dr. Ayse Zengin, Dr. Alexander Schade and Ms. Maureen Sabawo.

Overcoming challenges for musculoskeletal health in low and middle-income countries

The speakers were Dr. Ayse Zengin from Monash University (Australia), who spoke on the subject of embedding musculoskeletal health in the co-management of multi-morbidities in LMICs, and Dr. Alexander Schade from the University of Warwick (UK), who discussed the epidemiology of fractures in Malawi linked to road traffic injuries together with his Master’s student Ms. Maureen Sabawo.

Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra,
Martina Rauner & Kenneth Saag

From rare bone diseases to the development of drugs for common diseases: The story of Sclerostin inhibition

Jennifer Westendorf

Multi-OMICS in musculoskeletal research: Ways to access and learn from Big Data

Florent Elefteriou

Genetically altered mouse modes:
Pros and cons of Cre lines