Bone Research Society

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together since 1950

BRS Oxford Clinical Training Course in Osteoporosis and other Metabolic Bone Diseases

Monday 27 - Wednesday 29 March 2023
Merton College, Oxford, UK


The 2023 Clinical Training Course is now full.  We are looking forward to welcoming our colleagues to Oxford!

Programme Chairs:
Tash Masud (Nottingham, UK) & Kassim Javaid (Oxford, UK)


Aims and objectives 
Who should attend?
Registration and accommodation
Networking events 
Information for delegates (download)




This three-day residential training course aims to provide clinicians working 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 focus is on practical issues relating to patient management and is strongly recommended for anyone who treats patients with these disorders. A stimulating interactive format will be employed combining lectures, case based discussions and workshops. The course is suitable for clinicians of different levels of expertise, including doctors in specialist training, consultants, GPs and specialist nurses.

Some comments from those who attended the previous course:


Endorsed by:

British Geriatrics Society
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Orthopaedic Research UK
Paget’s Association
British Society for Rheumatology
Royal Osteoporosis Society


Kindly supported by:



For information about sponsorship opportunities for next year's course, please contact the BRS Event Team




Below is an overview of the topics which we will be covering in the 2023 course:




Please click the following link to view the complete list of our faculty and the full training course programme for 2023:

Full programme

Meet the faculty


Please note the call for cases for the Wednesday morning workshop -

“Expect the unexpected in your clinic – includes bring your cases” 

If you are able to bring your own case along, please do this by sending either a half page case history or 3 powerpoint slides to no later than Wednesday 1 March 2023. We will let you know before the course if your case will be included.

Our speaker talks will all be available as PDF's for our delegates who register for the course (please click the below button). These will be added to this web page as a password protected link when the course starts.

Speaker talks




The course will be of particular interest to those involved with the management of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, including:

       Trainees in specialties such as:

       Nurses and other allied health professionals working in specialist clinics including:

The course will also be of interest to newly appointed consultants working in any of the above fields, as well as anyone who would simply like to update their knowledge.

The 'BRS Oxford Clinical Training Course in Osteoporosis and other Metabolic Bone Diseases' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 15 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Full conditions of approval are listed in their guidelines.




The 2023 Clinical Training Course is now full. Please email the events team on should you wish to be added to the waiting list and we will contact you if we have any places become available.

Register here


Both residential and non-residential options are offered.  We recommend participants to take the residential option to take advantage of all the networking opportunities the course offers.  Previous attendees have found it very useful to share experiences with each other in the evenings and over breakfast (also see below regarding the evening dinners).

Residential fee: £545 

Residential option includes:

  • Two nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in single student rooms with private bathrooms at Merton College (Monday & Tuesday nights)
  • Dinner at Merton College on the first evening (Monday)
  • Reception and Course Dinner at Wadham College on the second evening (Tuesday)
  • Lunch and tea/coffee breaks on all three days of course
  • Attendance at all sessions and workshops
  • All course materials, including downloadable speaker slide sets

Non-residential fee: £390 

Non-residential option includes:

  • Lunch and tea/coffee breaks on all three days of course
  • Attendance at all sessions and workshops
  • All course materials

College Dinner on Monday evening for non-residential participants - £46
Reception and Course Dinner on second evening for non-residential participants - £65

For those travelling from further afield there is also an option to book bed and breakfast accommodation at the College on the Sunday night (26 March) at £96. Just select this option on the registration form and it will be automatically added to your booking.


Information for delegates


Cancellation of Registration / Refund Requests

All cancellations of registration or refund requests must be made in writing to the Bone Research Society

Cancellation of registration or refund requests will be accepted until and on Friday 24 February 2023. Until that time a refund of 70% of the registration fee will be made. 

For cancellations or refund requests made after Friday 24 February 2023 (for any reason including ill health) we regret that no refunds can be made or authorised.

Please send your email confirmation and receipt with the written cancellation. Refunds will be processed after the event.




It is recommended that all participants attend the networking events whether or not they are staying on campus at Merton College.  There will be opportunities to mix with other participants and speakers and this sharing of information and ideas can really enhance your learning and give you the opportunity to set up new collaborations. These events are included in the residential registration fee.

Monday 27 March - 19:00
College Dinner at Merton College
Followed by free time and networking

Tuesday 28 March - 19:00
Reception and Course Dinner
The Hall, Wadham College
Followed by visit to some of Oxford’s most interesting pubs




The course will be based at Merton College, Oxford, with its beautiful and tranquil buildings and gardens, just a stone's throw from the busy High Street.

Explore Merton College here

Information for delegates

Map of Merton College for delegates

The College is within easy reach of rail, coach and bus stations. Further information can be found here.

Dreaming Spires




Please note that no parking is available at Merton College.  We recommend public transport or Park and Ride.

By air 
London’s Heathrow airport is the nearest to Oxford. There is a regular bus service (journey time approximately 90 minutes) to Oxford bus station from where you can get a taxi to the venue (or walk – approximately 10 minutes). See The Airline bus company for more details.

By train 
Trains run at least once an hour between Oxford and London, and twice an hour during peak times. Oxford is also on the main cross-country routes. For details of times and fares visit

The College is around 20 minutes’ walk from the train station.  If you prefer to take a taxi just ask for “Merton College”.

By coach 
Two companies run frequent buses, 24 hours a day, between London (Victoria Bus Station) and Oxford. These are the Oxford Bus Company (telephone +44 (01865 785 400), and Oxford Tube (telephone +44 (0)1865 772 250). There are also direct and regular services to Oxford from Heathrow and Gatwick airports operated by the Oxford Bus Company (telephone +44 (0)1865 785 400). Coach services from other parts of the country are available with National Express.

High Street is the nearest stop, or alternatively the College is around 10 minutes’ walk from the bus station.  Taxis are also available.



For further information and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Kate Chick
Event Manager
t: +44 (0)7748 933231