Bone Research Society

BRS Annual Meeting 2016

29 June - 1 July 2016, Liverpool, UK



Expect an exciting mix of symposia and workshops with renowned international speakers as well as plenty of opportunities to present and discuss your own work, with topics to include rare bone diseases, muscle and bone, mineralisation, metabolomics, cancer and bone, cartilage-bone interactions, imaging, gait analysis, endocrinology of bone and much more.

Final programme

Speaker profiles

Information for speakers

Information for poster presenters

Public engagement - What really moves you 
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Public engagement - Paget's
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Public engagement - schools
Attendance is open to anyone attending the New Investigator Workshop immediately prior


Pre-meeting sessions Wednesday 29 June

New Investigator Session (13:00-14:00)
Venue: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

Zoe Knowles (Liverpool, UK): Public Engagement: Why and how do we do it?

BRS Schools sessions – how can we get involved?

Mark Edwards (Southampton, UK)/Katherine Staines (Edinburgh, UK)/Zoe Knowles (Liverpool, UK):Brainstorming new ideas for public engagement activities 


Workshop: Imaging (microCT) (15:15-16:00 and 16:00-16:45)
Venue: Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, Apex Building, University of Liverpool

Rob Van ‘t Hof (Liverpool, UK) 

Two sessions with 2 groups
Session 1: 15:30 – 16:15
Session 2 16:15-17:00

In each session one group will start with a session on the scanner to look at scanning of bone samples and reconstruction, the other group will start with analysis of bone parameters from scans. After 20 minutes the groups swap.


Workshop: Metabolomics of cartilage and bone (15:15-16:45)
Venue: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, 4th Floor Duncan Building (behind the Dental School)
Anna Milan / Andy Hughes /Andrew Davison (Liverpool, UK)


Clinical gait analysis (15:15-16:15)
Gabor Barton (Liverpool, UK)
Venue: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University  

Gait analysis is a non-invasive routine procedure by which objective and quantitative information is collected in order to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk. Infrared cameras are used to track reflective markers attached to the legs and ground reaction forces are recorded as the person walks over force platforms embedded in a walkway. Dynamic joint angles, moments and powers over several strides are calculated in all anatomical planes of each joint every 10 milliseconds. Interpretation of the results by gait analysts can uncover joint-specific reasons for gait changes which can be targeted with interventions. For further details see the Clinical Movement Analysis Society of UK and Ireland website at or the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children website at

For more about our work please see this video.


Workshop: Muscle and bone (16:15-17:30)
Venue: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
See programme for further details

NB - Bus transport will be arranged from LJMU to Crown Place Hall of Residence at the end of the Muscle and Bone workshop.


Workshop: Rare Bone Diseases (18:00-22:00)
Venue: Victoria Art Gallery and Museum
See programme for further details

In association with BRS:

Paget's Association Information Afternoon
Wednesday 29 June 2016
Venue: Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool


What is Paget's disease of bone?
Anna Daroszewska (Liverpool, UK)

Paget's disease in the medieval population at the Norton Priory
Lynn Smith (The Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, UK)

Osteoarchaeology of Paget's disease
Carla Burrell (Liverpool, UK)

Management of Paget's disease
Bill Fraser (Norwich, UK)

Basic research into Paget's disease
Rob Layfield (Nottingham, UK)

Case studies
Stephen Tuck (Middlesbrough, UK)

The Paget's Association - making a difference together
Diana Wilkinson (The Paget's Association, UK)

For further details and to book please see the Paget's Association website