CNO Conference

Conference on Chronic Nonbacterial Osteomyelitis (CNO) and Autoinflammatory Bone Disease

It is our great pleasure to invite you to Liverpool, England, for a two-day conference on Chronic Nonbacterial Osteomyelitis (CNO) and Autoinflammatory Bone Disease.

The meeting is in the tradition of previous successful conferences in Würzburg (2009 and 2017), Munich (2013), and Dresden (2015) and will bring together clinicians, clinical academics, basic scientists, charities, and patients and families from all over the world to share experience, discuss our current knowledge of the pathophysiology and define research priorities.

The programme will include fully integrated patient and parent led discussions on research and care priorities, classical scientific sessions, and working group sessions in which clinicians, scientists, patients, parents and charities discuss a forward strategy.

Over two days we will discuss the molecular pathophysiology of CNO and its nomenclature (vs CRMO, SAPHO and others), treatment decisions, research priorities and support, as well as address the need for improved patient and parent involvement in research and care decisions. Plus much more.

Programme at a glance:

Day 1 - What do we know?

9:30 Opening session: Patient need and experience & Access to care and initiatives

11:30 Diagnosis and Differential diagnoses

14:15 Treatment and monitoring

16:00 Pathophysiology and targets arising

16:45 Are there clinical subtypes of CNO and do patients require special care?

Day 2 – Where are we going next?

9:00 Round table discussion on key points from patient survey (Jenny Preston, UK)

11:30 feedback from Round table discussion

13:30 Current and future research initiatives

15:00 Clinical trials

16:00 Summary Session and next steps

Find full programme here (subject to change)

Please register using the links at the top of this page.

Abstract Submission Details:

Abstracts can be submitted online only at

  • All abstracts must be received by April 15, 2020.
  • Abstracts must contain original data.
  • Posters are the only available presentation format.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Each abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Abstract submission must be in one of the following areas (identified in the submission email):

  1. Basic and translational research
  2. Clinical topics
  3. Patient perspective

The following structure must be followed when submitting an abstract:

  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • References

Venue Address:

Foresight Centre
1 Brownlow Street
L69 3GL


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