The 17th Santa Fe Bone Symposium was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, on August 5–6, 2016. The program included plenary lectures, oral presentations
by endocrinology fellows, meet-the-professor sessions, and panel discussions, all aimed to provide ample opportunity for interactive discussions among
all participants. Symposium topics included recent developments in the translation of basic bone science to patient care, new clinical practice guidelines
for postmenopausal osteoporosis, management of patients with disorders of phosphate metabolism, new and emerging treatments for rare bone diseases,
strategies to enhance fracture healing, and an update on Bone Health Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, using a teleconferencing platform
to elevate the level of knowledge of healthcare professionals in underserved communities to deliver best practice care for skeletal diseases.