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BRS Events

BRS Bone Research Society Clinical Training Course: Osteoporosis and other Metabolic Bone Diseases

3-5 April 2017, Merton College, Oxford, UK

Registration open

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.


BRS Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

25-27 June 2017, Bristol, UK

Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2017


Other Events

National Osteoporosis Society

7-9 November 2016, Birmingham, UK

Abstract submission: 3 June 2016


British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting

23-25 November 2016, Glasgow, UK

The BGS Autumn meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people in the United Kingdom.


30th Anniversary Conference of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society

24-26 November 2016, York, UK

Sessions include:
Special Lower Limb Joint Injection Sessions
Minimising risk in MSK Practice
10 minute gout appointment
Examination skills for the GP
Controversy in “Musculoskeletal Practice” – explored with clinical cases
The GP back pain/sciatica consultation
Assessment of hip and groin pain
10 minute knee appointments
Ultrasound – Aligning MSK anatomy with ultrasound assessment
Disseminating information to patients in the digital age
The GP and the chronic pain patient
Paediatric MSK triage in primary care



23-26 March 2017, Florence, Italy

Deadline for abstracts: 13 January 2017

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.


International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research

27-28 April 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2016


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.


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.


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


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!


ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting

9-12 September 2017, Denver, USA


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.


Bone Research Society Annual Meeting
Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

25-27 June 2017, Bristol, UK
Deadline for abstracts: 10 February 2017

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