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Dear colleagues,

It is a great honour to host and organise the 38th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society, which will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on 12-14th September 2019. The conference will be held in the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp, conveniently located in the heart of the city, in Antwerp ZOO, one of Europe’s oldest city zoo.

Antwerp, one of the world's major seaports and the international center of the diamond industry is today a veritable cultural capital, which prides itself on its impressive architecture and splendid art. Situated on the Scheldt River and 25 miles north of Brussels, Antwerp is a vibrant city that offers many possibilities for entertainment, shopping, culture and nature.

The conference will bring together experts, practitioners and companies involved in the treatment of bone and joint infections. Professionals attending the conference will benefit from high-level scientific presentations, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities. The scientific programme will be provided with keynote lectures, free paper sessions, industry symposia and posters.

The main conference theme is: "From basic science to clinical practice: the importance of translation science in the development of concepts on infection prevention and treatment"

The topics for EBJIS 2019 are:


  • Prevention of Muscular Skeletal Infections
  • Fracture-Related Infection: current concepts on diagnostics and treatment
  • Diabetic foot infection: vascularisation and soft tissue management
  • Optimizing PJI diagnosis strategy
  • Strategies against Biofilm related infections
  • Spinal infections


We look forward to welcoming you to Antwerp.

On behalf of the local organising committee and the EBJIS board,

Martin McNally, President of EBJIS

Olivier Cornu, Local chair   

Conference dates

12-14 September 2019

Conference venue

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center
Antwerp, Belgium


Open abstract submission
2 January 2019

Preliminary Programme                               
27 February 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline   
12 April 2019

Confirmation of Abstract Acceptance    
5 June 2019

Early Registration Deadline
Before 01 July 2019


The EBJIS 2019 Annual Meeting will be applying for CME Credits at the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).