Leiden, Netherlands 2019

The next BOOS meeting will take place on Friday 5th April 2019 in Leiden, Netherlands and will be hosted by Michiel van de Sande.

The BOOS 2019 committee welcomes abstracts from all those working in and around orthopaedic oncology. The annual BOOS conference is a key opportunity for knowledge sharing and discussion for all those working in or training in the field of orthopaedic oncology and your presentations will be at the heart of what we hope will be a varied and inspiring programme.

We are delighted to announce registration for BOOS 2019 is open and can be accessed via the following webpage: http://boos.sym-online.com/BOOS2019/register.htm

The deadline for abstract submissions has now passed.

Click here to access the BOOS 2019 Event Guide

Click here to access the BOOS 2019 Programme

Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to 12.0 CPD points

A pre-conference audit meeting is planned to take place on Thursday 4th April 2019, also in Leiden, Netherlands.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

There are a number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available for this year’s conference. If you’d like to find out how you can get involved and gain exposure to Orthopaedic professionals contact Nicole Dixon on 0191 241 4523 or email nicole@echoevents.org.

We look forward to welcoming you to Leiden in April 2019!

Preliminary Programme – BOOS 30th Annual Meeting (Friday 5th April)


Academiegebouw (Academy building) Leiden

Rapenburg 73

2311 GJ Leiden, Netherlands

Invited Lecture

Ajay Puri: Orthopedic Oncology in a high volume centre

Scientific sessions:                         

9.00 – 10.00                      Coffee and breakfast session: meet the sponsors & Poster setup

10.00 – 11.00                     Orthopedic Oncology: implant improvements and infection

11.00 – 11.40                     Basic Science Session

11.40 – 12.00                     – Coffee break –

12.00 – 13.00                     Clinical improvements in diagnostics and treatment

13.00 – 14.00                     – Lunch break –

14.00 – 14.45                    BOOS  lecture; Ajay Puri

14.45 – 15.45                     Navigated Surgery & Pelvic reconstruction

15.45 – 16.30                     Reconstructing the growing child

16.30 – 16.45                    – Tea break –

16.45-17.30                       Tips and tricks session: How I do it.

18.00-19.00                       Spring session: with drinks and bitterballs

19.00-22.00                       Meet the experts! Working Dinner.


 In Leiden you can take a walk surrounded by 800 years of visible history. The City of Discoveries is home to the oldest university of the Netherlands. In addition the city is famous for its rich history and old city centre, with its canals, city gates, bridges, windmills, a castle, an observatory, the botanical gardens, weavers’ homes, almshouses, two large late gothic churches and several historical edifices. For more information about Leiden, have a look at www.visitleiden.nl/en


Leiden offers a wide choice of attractive and comfortable hotels in all price classes. We can recommend some hotels, in or close-by the historical city centre (and Academy building) and close to the central station and LUMC hospital. But please note that the tourist season is starting with the opening of The Keukenhof so we advise you to book your hotel early.

City Resort – 4 stars (near Central Station and LUMC hospital)


Please use this booking code for special rate (based on availability): LUMC0419

+31 71 870 0260

Hotel Tulip Inn Leiden Centre – 3 stars (near Central Station and LUMC hospital)


For special rate, please call  +31-(0)71 408 3500 or e-mail reservations@goldentulipleidencentre.nl and use reference number: 255852 (based on availability)

City Hotel New Minerva – 3 stars (in historical centre)


For special rate: reservations by e-mail or telephone only and please mention LUMC.

+31 715 126 358


Rembrandt Boutique Hotel – 3 stars (in historical centre)


+31(0)71 5144 233