Bone Research Society

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BRS Events

BRS BRS Virtual Seminars - Stuart Ralston & Beatriz Larraz Prieto

26 October 2020, Online

The BRS is proud to introduce its first virtual seminar series! Our first talks will be given by Stuart Ralston (Edinburgh) and Beatriz Larraz Prieto (Edinburgh)

These monthly webinars are hosted By Scott Dillon (Cambridge) and Louise Stephen (Edinburgh), who brought us the successful Bone Seminars in Lockdown series earlier in the year. The webinars will highlight some of the exceptional research taking place across the UK and internationally and also give early career scientists a platform to showcase their work. Our first talks will be given by Stuart Ralston (Edinburgh) on the TOPAZ trial and Beatriz Larraz Prieto (Edinburgh) on CXCR4 and teriparatide in osteoporosis.

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

29-31 March 2021, Merton College, Oxford, UK

We are pleased to announce the date of the BRS Clinical Training Course in 2021.


BRS BRS 2021

28-30 June 2021, Manchester Metropolitan University

BRS 2021 28 - 30 June 2021

Hot on the heels of the success of BRS2020 Online, we’re so pleased to say that we will be holding BRS2021 on 28 – 30June at Manchester Metropolitan University next year, the venue for our originally planned meeting in 2020.

It will be great to be able to meet physically in our friendly atmosphere and productive networking opportunities and as always, we have a programme containing cutting edge science.

BRS meetings are renowned for their friendly atmosphere and networking opportunities, as well as their high quality and exciting science. The 2021 meeting will feature a broad-ranging programme which will be similar to the programme planned for 2020 but with some updates.


Other Events

2020 PCRMM Society Annual Conference

12-13 November 2020, Online

We are delighted to confirm that the PCRMM Annual Conference, will be going ahead as an on-line virtual event this year, on the 12th and 13th November. We are not letting these difficult times affect the content of our conference which will be as interesting, engaging and valuable as ever.
The title of our conference is “First Contact Practitioner and the Evolving MSK Workforce”
We are the only UK society representing clinicians working in Primary Care who are dealing with MSK problems on a daily basis. MSK problems amount to 15% of UK Primary Care consultations and our society and conferences have served to upskill and support Primary Care clinicians including GPs, FCPs, physios and Advanced Practitioners.
Our online conference will bring together a wide-ranging group of experts to educate and foster discussion. We have a dedicated FCP stream to upskill our colleagues in diagnosing inflammatory arthritis and managing abnormal blood tests. We are pleased to say that Amanda Hensman-Crook who has been working on the FCP Competency framework and Roadmap with HEE will be opening this part of the conference.
We will be covering common Primary Care MSK problems such as OA, gout and spondyloarthritis in the rest of the conference with a dedicated OA symposium, so sign up for a fantastic value conference.


If you would like any more information about the PCRMM 2020 Conference please email us at


ICCBH Virtual Forum: Bone Fragility Disorders in Children

18-20 November 2020, Online

Abstract deadline: 1 October 2020

The Virtual Forum will comprise invited lectures, meet the expert sessions, workshops, clinical case discussions, oral communications, poster discussions and networking sessions.

The aim is to present and discuss new research in investigative, diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with bone fragility disorders and to foster the exchange of ideas and discussion of ongoing initiatives.


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.


14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta

1-4 September 2021, Sheffield, UK

It is with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the 14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI2020) in Sheffield, UK, on 1 to 4 September 2021 (postponed 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.



1-4 October 2021, Toronto, Canada


39th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society

7-9 October 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia

We hereby announce the new dates for the 39th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society, which will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7-9 October 2021.

The main conference theme is:

Joining forces: optimising diagnosis and management of bone and joint infections

The programme topics are:
· Optimising antibiotic treatment of bone & joint infections
· Optimal bone infection sampling and microbiological processing
· Low-grade PJI – what is the best approach?
· Musculoskeletal infections in children
· Infections of arthroscopic implants, osteotomies and tendon reconstructions
· Chronic osteomyelitis with good function. To treat or to live with?
· Spinal infections
· Fracture-related infections

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BRS 2021
BRS 2021

28-30 June 2021, Manchester Metropolitan University

ICCBH Virtual Forum: Bone Fragility Disorders in Children
ICCBH Virtual Forum: Bone Fragility Disorders in Children

18-20 November 2020, Online
Abstract deadline: 1 October 2020

Michelle Lawson
Meet the Committee

Michelle Lawson
University of Sheffield