Bone Research Society

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BRS Events

BRS BRS Clinical training course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

18-20 March 2019, 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.


BRS 5th BRS/BORS Joint Meeting

4-6 September 2019, Cardiff

The 5th Joint Meeting of the Bone Research Society and the British Orthopaedic Research Society will take place in Cardiff from 4th-6th September 2019.

Meeting co-chairs Dr Bronwen Evans (Cardiff) and Prof Richie Gill (Bath) are working with fellow members of the meeting committee to put together an exciting programme. Further details on abstract submission and scientific programme to follow in autumn.

Other Events

National Osteoporosis Society

2-4 December 2018, Birmingham, UK

Come together with hundreds of health professionals and world-leading experts in the field of bone health at Osteoporosis 2018. You'll share and hear the latest research and learn about innovative ideas to help you improve your working practices. Everything you need to know about osteoporosis can be found at this conference - with practical learning and insights from over 30 speakers, an exhibition hall packed with the latest ideas, and the very best in industry networking - this is the osteoporosis and bone health event of the year.


Edinburgh Musculoskeletal Group Winter Symposium

4-4 December 2018, Edinburgh

4th December | Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Doorway 3 | 12:30-18:00

The Winter Research Symposium in 2018 will be a celebration of musculoskeletal research in Edinburgh and will feature two fantastic keynote speakers: Professor Jim Gallagher from the University of Liverpool, current President of the Bone Research Society, and Professor Stuart Ralston from the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh. We will also be hearing short talks from EMG members on a diverse range of musculoskeletal science, along with posters and poster pitches from our new investigators.

Registration is completely free and we are keen to welcome anyone and everyone!

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3rd H Fleisch Workshop

17-19 March 2019, Brugge, Belgium

Herbert Fleisch workshop

Abstract Deadline: 3 December 2018

Following the tradition of the IBMS Davos Herbert Fleisch workshop, but with a further focus on young scientists early in their independent careers, the IFMRS is pleased to join with KU Leuven to host the 2019 workshop.

The workshop will be held at the Novotel Bruges, Belgium and will start at noon on Sunday 17 March, finishing late afternoon on Tuesday 19 March.

There are limited places available on this unique, vibrant workshop which takes place in an intimate setting with 100-150 attendees; abstract submission is strongly encouraged. State-of-the-art presentations in bone biology and pathology: six senior investigators presenting keynote lectures and lots of opportunity to present and discuss your own science with your peers and leaders in the field.

The main objectives of the workshop are to:

Discuss science in progress with peers and a few senior scientists
Network with other scientists with similar interests and complementary expertise
Showcase unpublished data to generate discussion and constructive feedback


3rd Herbert Fleisch Workshop

17-19 March 2019, Bruges, Belgium



4-7 April 2019, Paris, France


British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting 2019

9-12 April 2019, Cardiff


9th International Conference on Children's Bone Health (ICCBH)

22-25 June 2019, Salzburg, Austria

Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2019

ICCBH meetings provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of current basic and clinical science in the field of bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults.


Bisphosphonates 2019: Celebrating 50 years

15-17 July 2019, Sheffield, UK

The year 2019 will mark 50 years since the first publication on the biological effects of the bisphosphonates. Since then more than 27,000 papers have appeared on PubMed! We invite you to join us in Sheffield as we celebrate this golden anniversary. The meeting will review developments over the past 50 years, discuss our current understanding and look at what the future may hold.


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Claire Clarkin
University of Southampton
Non-clinical committee member

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