Bone Research Society

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together since 1950

Current Meetings

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The BRS is currently maintaining all upcoming events. Should that change, we will announce it here. Our paramount concern is the health and wellbeing of participants, and we continue to follow the recommendations of national and international public health authorities.

BRS Events

BRS Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

6-8 July 2020

We have updated our plans for BRS2020

We want to update you on our plans regarding BRS2020 scheduled to take place 6 – 8 July 2020 in Manchester.

We have been closely monitoring the situation and it is clear that the impact of the current situation will last for some time. Our paramount concern is the health and wellbeing of participants. We have evaluated all options and have made the difficult decision to postpone the meeting.

We have been working with the committees, sponsors, suppliers and venues, all of whom have been incredibly supportive and we are so pleased to announce the new dates will be 28th - 30th June 2021 and it will be held at the same venue, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Those already registered for this year will be automatically carried over to these new dates unless you are unable to confirm your attendance, in which case, please contact us on and we can arrange a refund.

At BRS we realise how important it is for our community to remain in touch and communicate new science and data so we are also planning a programme of online content that can be viewed live during the original dates in July or on-demand at your convenience. BRS 2020 Online will give abstract authors the opportunity to present their posters or oral communications and other educational content where appropriate. We are still finalising this exciting programme and we will be in touch soon with more information and registration details.

If you submitted an abstract, we will be in touch by Friday 8th May to let you know if your abstract has been accepted as a poster or oral communications, and we will include details of online presentation plans.

If you should have any questions, please get in touch at otherwise, look after yourselves and we will be in touch soon with further information.

Other Events

Cancer and Bone - Who to Treat, When and With What?

5 June 2020, Weston Park Hospital Lecture Theatre, Whitham Road, Sheffield S10 2SJ

Join us in Sheffield for this FREE educational event covering the latest developments in bone and cancer – from biology, monitoring of treatment effects, adjuvant use and patient selection to new therapeutic approaches.
Register by emailing

Gut-Bone Axis Meeting 2020

2-3 July 2020, Norwich Medical School and Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

Abstract Submission Deadline:: 9 April 2020

A two day scientific symposium bringing together researchers from the immunology, bone and gut fields with internationally renowned key note speakers, orals selected from abstract submissions and poster presentations.

Invited speakers include Roberto Pacifici (USA), Laura McCabe (USA), Duncan Bassett (UK), Klara Sjögren (Sweden), Mario Zaiss (Germany) and Patrizia D’Amelio (Italy).

The meeting is being held on the Norwich Research Park which boasts a number of different disciplines from plant science and bioinformatics to microbiome, musculoskeletal research, Norfolk and Norwich University hospital to clinical trials and epidemiology.

Just 2 hours from London in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, Norwich is a medieval walled city packed with history, cute laneways and great food. Norwich was England’s second biggest city for more than 700 years and the first place in the UK to use postcodes!

Come and join us for world-class scientific and clinical presentations, meet the experts in the field and enjoy an open top bus tour social networking event in Norwich city centre on the evening of the 2nd July.

Early career researcher prizes and student bursaries will be available.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be available in the UEA main campus which is a 10 – 15 minute walk through the beautiful research park grounds to the conference venue.

Deadlines: Abstract Submission Deadline: 9th April 2020
Registration Deadline: 1st June 2020


14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta

5-8 September 2020, Sheffield, UK

It is with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the 14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI2020) in Sheffield, UK, from 5-8 September 2020.

The meeting will offer a high quality scientific programme of interest to both clinical and basic scientists. We’re expecting between 200 and 250 delegates from across the globe, including many key opinion leaders in the field.

The multidisciplinary nature of the conference provides an opportunity to talk to specialists from many different fields including geneticists, internists, endocrinologists, orthopaedic surgeons, dentists, radiologists, paediatricians, physiotherapists, nurses and others working with osteogenesis imperfecta.



11-14 September 2020, Seattle, USA


Osteoporosis Conference 2020

30 November - 2 December 2020, ACC, Liverpool

The UK’s leading conference and exhibition on osteoporosis and bone health

Academics submitting successful abstracts can apply for bursaries to attend this conference.
Osteoporosis Conference 2020 is the UK’s leading conference on osteoporosis and bone health, organised by the Royal Osteoporosis Society. The conference will see the launch of an Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy Roadmap, to identify priority areas for finding a cure for osteoporosis. While the New Scientist Award, consisting of a £4,000 research grant, will celebrate the outstanding work of a new investigator researching osteoporosis and fragility fractures.
The conference will also see the launch of new guidelines on everything from Vertebral Fracture management pathways to children’s bone health. While world-leading experts will share their latest insights on supporting and treating those already living with osteoporosis.
Bone Research Society members who book to attend before 31 March 2020 can save 20% off the price of a full ticket, by using the code ROS-2020.


ICCBH Bone School

30 June - 2 July 2021, Dublin, Ireland

A 3-day immersive international course giving the opportunity to learn about and discuss mechanisms, clinical diagnosis and treatment of paediatric bone disorders.


10th International Conference on Children's Bone Health

3-6 July 2021, University College, Dublin, Ireland

Abstract deadline: 15 February 2021

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 ICCBH conference takes place every two years. The 2019 meeting was attended by over 500 delegates from across the globe, making it truly multinational and multidisciplinary – a unique networking opportunity.



1-4 October 2021, Toronto, Canada


Dimitris Vlachopoulos
Meet the Committee

Dimitris Vlachopoulos
University of Exeter
New Investigator non-clinical representative