The next CABS conference will be held in conjunction with the 2018 MolPharm Workshop

June 30th - July 3rd, 2018

in Oxford, UK

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  • VIew the official announcement here!

  • MOLPHARM Is the 8th International Workshop on Advances in the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Bone and other Musculoskeletal Diseases

  • Visit for more information regarding the upcoming CABS/MOLPHARM joinT conference



Abstract submission is now closed. Notifications regarding oral and poster presentations have been sent out to all authors. Please contact if you have not received notification regarding the status of your abstract. CABS abstracts will be published in the Journal of Bone Oncology following the conference.


Conference registration is now OPEN! Click here to register. You will have the option to register for 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of conference, with the daily rate decreasing the more days you book. The MolPharm meeting is being held days 1-2, and CABS is being held days 3-4, immediately following MolPharm. Please visit for further information. CABS members will continue to receive discounted registration rates regardless of whether you are attending the entire 4 days, or just the 2 days of CABS, so don't forget to renew your CABS membership PRIOR TO REGISTERING! Registration will include access to all conference functions, with an option to include all LODGING and MEALS. 

Conference information & Logistics


The CABS / MolPharm conference will be held at St. Catherine's College in Oxford, UK. Click here for further information about the venue.

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St. Catherine's College

Manor Rd

Oxford OX1 3UJ, UK


For those who book accommodation, which you will do at the time of registration, you will be staying at St Catherine’s College. Please collect your room key from the Porters’ Lodge from 14:00 on the day of arrival. All rooms have private bathrooms and include tea/coffee making facilities, soap/shampoo and towels (NB hair dryers and irons are not included in the rooms).

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There are several major airports within 90 minutes of Oxford: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham and Luton. Regular coaches and trains connect the airports with the city.

If you have a choice, we would recommend that you fly to London Heathrow or Birmingham.

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Scientific program

Click here to view the preliminary scientific program for both MolPharm (Days 1-2) and CABS (Days 3-4). Our proposed Cancer and Bone scientific program will present the most recent cutting edge advances in cancer-induced bone disease research and provide an important venue for established and young investigators to network and present their newest research.

Click here for more details regarding the scientific program.

CABS 2018 - Key topics

Topics will include:

  • Cancer-induced bone disease
  • Novel therapies
  • Stem cell niche and bone metastases
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Mechanisms of bone pain
  • Imaging
  • Radiation therapy
  • Bone markers
  • Bone biology
  • Cell signaling
  • Clinical trials
  • Animal models

Learning objectives:

On completion of the CABS program, participants will enhance their understanding of:

  • the importance of both the physical and cellular bone microenvironment and the hematopoietic stem cell niche in supporting the growth of metastatic cancer cells
  • the role of cancer stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells in the metastatic process
  • the current state of the field of genomics and proteomics as applied to bone metastasis
  • the efficacy of new therapeutic agents and imaging techniques for bone cancers and bone metastasis
  • the consequences of tumor cells on the skeleton


Plans for the 2019 CABS conference are currently underway. Details will be posted when the venue has been determined.

Past Conferences:

2017 CABS Conference (May 4-6, Indianapolis, INdiana)

2016 CABS-ECTS Conference (May 14-15, Rome, ITALY)