Bone Research Society

BRS Annual Meeting 2021

28 - 30 June 2021


Awards and Grants


BRS Dent Lecture 2021

We welcome nominations for the 2021 Dent lecture which will be given virtually as part of the 2021 online meeting.  The BRS Dent lecture is awarded to someone who has made a major scientific contribution to the field of bone research, either within the UK or internationally.  The nomination form is available here.  The deadline for receipt of nominations is 10th March 2021.


BRS New Investigator Award and Best Presentation Award applicants must be:

  • A member of BRS at the time of applying and during the annual meeting
  • Within 5 years of attainment of higher degree or completion of specialist training
  • A presenting author (oral or poster) at BRS meeting


BRS New Investigator Awards

For the top scoring abstracts from eligible authors. The award will be a cash prize and a certificate.


Best Presentation Awards

All eligible abstracts presented at the annual meeting are considered for one of the presentation prizes. Awards are given for best oral presentation and best poster. Eligibility criteria for these prizes is the same as the new investigator awards. The 2021 awards will be announced at the end of BRS online 2021.

Prizes will be awarded as follows.

  • Best Oral - Basic and Clinical
  • Best Poster - Basic and Clinical

To apply - Tick the box on the abstract form and confirm eligibility as indicated on the eligibility form


Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award 2021

This prize is awarded annually in memory of Neil Mackenzie who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident in Canada in 2015.  It provides a bursary to support members, and in particular New Investigators, participating in, or developing activities related to pubic engagement. The overall aim is to raise awareness of the basic, clinical and/or translational research that is undertaken by members of the BRS.  Further information about the award and the application process can be found here.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 10th March 2021.


BRS Annual Meeting Imaging competition

The BRS imaging competition takes place at the annual meeting. BRS members are invited to submit images from their research to this popular competition. Images will be displayed online throughout the annual meeting with delegates voting for their favourite. The winning image will be used as the banner image on the BRS twitter page for the next year. The 2021 competition will run as part of the BRS online meeting, more information will be available soon.