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BRS Events

BRS Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

25-27 June 2017, Bristol, UK


BRS BRS Clinical Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

26-28 March 2018, Merton College, Oxford, UK

This three-day residential training course aims to provide trainees in medical specialties such as rheumatology, endocrinology, care of the elderly, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, respiratory medicine and clinical chemistry with the knowledge and understanding to manage patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The course is intended to focus on practical issues relating to patient management and is strongly recommended for any trainee who foresees that patients with these disorders will form a significant part of their workload in future. A stimulating interactive format will be employed combining lectures, panel discussions, debates and workshops. Specialist nurses in osteoporosis and falls will also find this course valuable, as well as newly qualified consultants or others wishing to update their knowledge in this field.

Registration opens in April 2017

BRS Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

27-29 June 2018, Winchester, UK

Abstract submission: 9 February 2018

The 2018 Bone Research Society Annual Meeting will take place in the historic city of Winchester, on the King Alfred Campus of the University of Winchester.

The local organisers - Cyrus Cooper, Nick Harvey, Richard Oreffo and Kate Ward are already hard at work putting together an exciting scientific programme and we hope you will be a part of it.

More details soon.

Other Events

Cancer and Bone Society Conference

4-6 May 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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.

Session topics will include:

Tumor Dormancy
Skeletal Effects of Cancer in Bone
Fat Cells, Adipokines, and Metabolism
New Models for Cancer and Bone / Bone Biomechanics
Genomics and Immunoncology of Bone Metastases (clinical focus)
New Therapeutic Approaches in the Clinical Management of Cancer in Bone (clinical focus)


FishBone Workshop

12 May 2017, Salzburg Austria

The mission of FishBone is to bring together basic scientists and clinical researchers from the bone biomedical community together with fish skeletal biologists to facilitate cross-talk, establish foundations, and develop new experimental models of skeletal health.

To this end, FishBone, in association with the Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology Association (IAFSB), is happy to announce FishBone 2017 to be held on May 12th, 2017 in Salzburg Austria, in conjunction with the Pre-congress Programme of the 44th European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Congress.


44th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress

13-16 May 2017, Salzburg, Austria

Deadline for abstracts: 16 January 2017

ECTS serves as a forum for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field to join forces, discover and discuss the latest advances and controversies in research and in the daily care of patients.


Concerned about inflicted injury? A practical approach

18-18 May 2017, British Dental Association, London

Whilst child and adult safeguarding is a part of mandatory training, medical and nursing staff still find the practical issues of handling these cases uncomfortable. Both scenarios of missing an inflicted injury or falsely accusing a carer of inflicting injury cause concern, which may lead to under reporting. The consequences of a missed opportunity to identify a patient at risk of further injury are huge. The long term effects of a false accusation are also difficult. Our duty is to the patient in front of us. The intention of this course is to work through actual case scenarios of adult and child safeguarding issues and to reflect as to what the best hands on management would be.


Implant related infections within orthopaedics

22-22 May 2017, John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich

This event aims to bring together stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to share experience and ideas with the common purpose of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with biofilm infection. A faculty of orthopaedic surgeons, clinical and experimental microbiologists will be talking about the latest research in this area. There will be interesting discussions around the latest molecular techniques in diagnosis and research, bioinformatics and clinical experience as well as clinical aspects of diagnosing and managing infection and the National Joint Infection Registry.


10th Black Forest Forum for Musculoskeletal Interactions

7-9 June 2017, Bad Liebenzell, Gernany

Interdisciplinary workshop for
Researchers, Medical Doctors, Clinicians, Therapists
Diagnostic and therapy of neuro muscular function,
spinal cord injuries and brain injuries
• Muscle-bone interactions
• Neuromuscular assessment
• Basics and therapeutic intervention of bone growth and
hip development
• Training interventions to improve neuromuscular
• Connective tissue, tendon, fascia
• Galileo supported therapy
• Therapy of neuro muscular disorders, spinal cord and
brain injury
• Therapy of muscle function in cardiovascular disorders
All participants are invited to send an abstract for a lecture. Especially young participants are
encouraged to join the forum and present their results. The aim is to create a mixture of
established as well as young researchers in the auditorium.
The forum is limited to 50 participants that will be accepted on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.
The chairmen are asked to create an open atmosphere for discussion of presented results.
The meeting is located in an ancient castle near the village Bad Liebenzell in the black forest.

Email: Johannes Willnecker - j.willnecker@stratec-m...

8th International Conference on Children's Bone Health

10-13 June 2017, Würzburg, Germany

Deadline for abstracts: 3 February 2017

This Conference will bring together scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines to gain a better understanding of the growing skeleton in health and disease. The scope ranges from basic molecular mechanisms to clinical aspects, from bone physiopathology to treatment. We invite anyone with an interest in bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults to attend. The 2015 meeting held in Salzburg, Austria, was attended by over 450 delegates from over 45 countries, making it truly multinational and multidisciplinary – a unique networking opportunity.


Muscle-Bone Deficits in Chronic Neuromuscular Conditions

15 June 2017, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

This one day interdisciplinary symposium for aims to bring researchers, clinicians (bone, endocrine, neuromuscular) and therapists together to focus on muscle-bone impairment in people with neuromuscular conditions in particular Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is organised by the Developmental Endocrinology Research Group, University of Glasgow and Scottish Muscle Network. Invited speakers include international and national experts.

Areas to be covered include:
1- Impact of glucocorticoid and immobility on skeletal development including
Glucocorticoid impairment on the growth plate and bone
Update on glucocorticoid therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Muscle bone interaction in health and disease
2- Novel methods of assessment of muscle and bone including
Novel methods of imaging bone in young people
Novel non-invasive methods of assessment of muscle and disease progression in neuromuscular conditions
3- New avenues of therapies for improving musculoskeletal health including
GH/IGF1 axis on muscle and bone
Novel and emerging therapies for neuromuscular disorders
Physical therapy to improve muscle and bone in neuromuscular conditions


Joint ANZBMS / IFMRS meeting, in conjunction with JSBMR

17-21 June 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Deadline for abstracts: 17 February 2017

The Programme and Local Organising Committee Chairs, and the Presidents of the IFMRS, ANZBMS and JSBMR, extend their warmest invitation for you to attend the inaugural combined meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) and the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS), in conjunction with the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research(JSBMR).


1st European Workshop of Translational Research in Bone Sarcoma

19-20 June 2017, Sheffield, UK

Abstract submission: 31 March 2017

Topics to include bone sarcoma, osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma


21st International Bone Densitometry Workshop & 7th European Symposium on Ultrasonic Characterization of Bone

26-30 June 2017, Kloster Banz, Germany

21st International Bone Densitometry Workshop & 7th European Symposium on Ultrasonic Charaterization of Bone

it is our pleasure inviting you to join the the 21st International Bone Densitometry Workshop (IBDW) and the 7th European Symposium on Ultrasonic Characterization of Bone (ESUCB).

The workshop will be held from June 26 to 30, 2017 in the Monastery Banz, Germany.
It is our honor to host this symposium and to bring together academic and industrial researchers from all over the world to present scientific advancements in the assessment of bone and other musculoskeletal tissues. For the first time, the International Bone Densitometry Workshop will be conducted jointly with the European Symposium on Ultrasonic Characterization of Bone to open new dimensions in quantitative musculoskeletal imaging, to inspire new ideas and to initiate collaborations.

The scientific program topics include quantitative musculoskeletal imaging from the nanoscale to the whole body, from mouse to humans, from cells and tissue matrix to whole organs, multimodal imaging and advanced modeling, analysis techniques in musculoskeletal research and clinical routine to improve diagnosis, therapy control and therapeutic endpoint decisions.

Banz Abbey (German: Kloster Banz) with its 900 years of history as a former Benedictine monastery, is located in the valley of the River Main in Upper Franconia in southern Germany. Founded in 1070 it served as a monastery for more than 700 years, it is now mainly used as a conference center (

In the spirit of a monastery - contemplation, discussion, scholarship, research and education - one focus of the workshop will be the promotion of young researchers. In addition to high-level scientific sessions to disseminate and discuss latest results and future directions, ample time between and after the scientific sessions will be reserved to promote informal discussion among scientists and young researchers. Moreover, a number of how to workshops that serve as introductions into various techniques used in the field will be organized.

We look forward to seeing you in the Monastery Banz in 2017!

Very sincerely,

Kay Raum, Tobias Bäuerle and Klaus Engelke


6th Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress

24-26 August 2017, Malmö, Sweden

FFN invites you to join the 6th FFN Global Congress 2017 in Malmö, Sweden from 24–26 August 2017. The annual meeting is an international congress addressing the full pathway of care for fragility fracture patients. Its themes include perioperative care, surgical treatment, rehabilitation, secondary prevention, research and policy change.


13th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta

27-30 August 2017, Oslo, Norway

We hope that you will be able to join us for an exciting meeting with constructive discussions about state of the art clinical and basic science related to osteogenesis imperfecta. Come and participate in an interactive meeting with the leaders in the field!


British Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2017

4-5 September 2017, Imperial College, London.

The meeting will comprise of a mixture of clinical and scientific sessions.

Abstract deadline: 13 April 2017

The Musculoskeletal Lab at Imperial College will host BORS 2017 from the 4-5th September on the South Kensington Campus in central London. The meeting will comprise of a mixture of clinical and scientific sessions. Research talks will be presented by invited speakers including:

Prof Justin Cobb (Imperial)
Prof Elaine Dennison(Southampton)
Prof Daniel Prieto (Oxford)
Dr Chantal Chenu (RVC London)
Prof Julian Jones (Imperial)
Prof Agamemnon Grigoriadis (King's College)
Prof Jonathan Jeffers (Imperial)


36th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society

7-9 September 2017, Nantes, France

The programme will cover the topics:

· New strategies and biotechnologies in MSI
· The « aseptic » joint arthroplasty revision: from PJI misdiagnosis to excessive antibiotic treatment
· Pediatric and adult osteoarticular oncologic surgeries - Infection management: where are we?
· Low grade infections with rare and multidrug resistant pathogens
· Shoulder Protheses and osteosynthesis: management of the osteoarticular infections
· State of the art: Diabetic foot osteomyelitis
· PJI in elderly people

ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting

8-11 September 2017, Denver, USA


Hand surgery FRCS (Orth) revision course

14-15 September 2017

This course is designed to impart the knowledge and skills required to pass the hand surgery section of the FRCS Orth exam. This will include a comprehensive lecture programme covering the core components and key topics of the exam. Mock clinical exams with invited patients will provide an opportunity to refine examination skills under the guidance of experienced hand surgeons. The viva component will prepare delegates for exam conditions with an opportunity for teaching and feedback.


Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine (FIRM) 2017

25-28 September 2017, Girona, Spain

This upcoming all new FIRM symposium is organized by early career researchers for you - PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in regenerative medicine. FIRM offers you a unique chance to meet and interact with key leaders in an informal atmosphere and gives you an opportunity to showcase your work through oral and poster presentations. Past FIRM events in 2013, 2014 and 2016 were huge successes, resulting in prosperous collaborations and networks between world leading institutions.

FIRM 2017 will cover all aspects of the diverse field of Regenerative Medicine. Topics include applied research in basic biology, cell and gene therapies, tissue engineering, biomaterials, enabling technologies and commercialisation. Having a mixture of UK-based and international delegates from across the world, FIRM aims to bring early career researchers together from a range of scientific disciplines to discuss their scientific projects in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our keynote presentations include a number of world renowned experts working in both academia and industry.


The London basic science FRCS (Orth) revision course

28-29 September 2017

This course is aimed at those preparing for the FRCS (Orth) or equivalent examination. The course programme has been developed over the past 10 years to ensure the whole syllabus is covered from a basic science and pathophysiology perspective. The series of lectures and interactive sessions run over two days will cover all aspects of tribology, biomechanics, pathophysiology, statistics and microbiology required for both the written and oral examination. The course includes a heavy emphasis in viva practice and the candidates can expect over 3 hours of viva practice from the experienced faculty with personalised feedback.


2017 International Workshop on Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions

6-8 October 2017, Montreal, Canada

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2017 International Workshop on Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 October 2017 at Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, Canada.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children and the International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions (ISMNI), a nonprofit scientific society that aims to enhance the knowledge of the interactions between tissues and organs of the musculoskeletal system. Since its foundation in 2000, ISMNI has published the Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions (JMNI) and has held scientific meetings.

This is the first such meeting in North America. ISMNI has previously held workshops in Greece, Germany and the UK. With the shift in geography comes an expansion in scope, to take into account the many exciting new developments in this rapidly evolving field. This meeting will discuss mechanical forces and biological factors, rare diseases and common disorders, musculoskeletal development and ageing.

The workshop will be a forum for clinical, translational and basic researchers to exchange ideas and propel the field forward. The idea is that researchers mimic the tissues they study - by interacting with each other.


Paediatric orthopaedic FRCS (Orth) revision course

6-7 October 2017

This two day paediatric orthopaedic revision course is designed for candidates taking the FRCS (Orth) examination, section 2 (vivas and clinicals) and is entirely hands-on/interactive.

The first day consists of vivas and spotter sessions involving spot diagnoses made on clinical images and radiographs; the second day is devoted to taking histories and examining paediatric patients. There are plenty of opportunities to test your paediatric orthopaedic knowledge, practise your exam technique, and clarify issues with an experienced faculty.


Optimising outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty

11 October 2017

Annual meeting of BESS working groups driving standardisation of pathways to optimise outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty. There will be presentations on implants and procedures for shoulder arthroplasty; optimising peri-operative care pathways; standardising core physiotherapy provision for shoulder arthroplasty; proposed classification of implants and procedures on the National Joint Registry; International collaboration of shoulder arthroplasty registries; developing ODEP for shoulder prostheses and national guidelines for managing prosthetic joint infection.

The meeting will be of interest to all clinicians involved in shoulder arthroplasty, providing educational content and the opportunity to get involved in the working groups.


Falls, Frailty, Bone Health (FFBH) 2017

9-10 November 2017, Dublin, Ireland

Our aim is to take a holistic approach and to bring together researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals and service providers in the disciplines of falls, frailty, fractures, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and nutrition, to enable cross-fertilisation of ideas and with the ultimate aim of developing better management strategies for our older patients.



19-22 April 2018, Krakow, Poland

ICE Krakow Congress Center, Krakow, Poland
WCO, IOF and ESCEO have worked in partnership for several years to develop a unique European springtime meeting programme for healthcare professionals, researchers and young scientists.


8th International Workshop on Advances in the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Bone and other Musculoskeletal Diseases (MolPharm)

30 June - 3 July 2018, Oxford, UK

Reviewing the latest in the discovery of novel therapies for bone and other musculoskeletal diseases.

For those who’ve attended before, you’ll know this means an exceptional meeting which combines cutting edge exciting science with a friendly and supportive atmosphere, and which encourages discussion and collaboration both in and out of the lecture theatre. Interaction between senior international scientists, clinicians and more junior researchers is particularly encouraged.


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Bone Research Society Annual Meeting
Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

27-29 June 2018, Winchester, UK
Abstract submission: 9 February 2018

Joint ANZBMS / IFMRS meeting, in conjunction with JSBMR

17-21 June 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Deadline for abstracts: 17 February 2017