Bone Research Society

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BRS Events

BRS BRS Virtual Seminars - Adam Pickard, Joan Chang & Richa Garva (Karl Kadler Group)

27 April 2021, 14:00, Virtual Seminar

Adam Pickard "A non-canonical secretory route for collagen assembly".
Adam is a senior postdoc in Karl Kadler’s lab (Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester) studying how cells assemble a collagen-rich extracellular matrix. Published findings from our lab show that cells assemble collagen fibrils under circadian clock control, and that disruption of the clock produces abnormal fibrils that accumulate in numbers. However, earlier work published in 2004 from the Kadler group showed that cells in vivo can secrete procollagen within minutes. My recent work has focused on reconciling these apparently contradictory observations. In his talk, Adam will explain how he has used CRISPR-Cas9 editing and cell culture models to identify a non-classical secretory pathway of collagen secretion. His work has identified an unexpected role of lysosomal compartments in collagen secretion. These observations have relevance to fibrosis, in which uncontrolled deposition of collagen leads can cause death. He with new approaches, using nanoluciferase, to screen for collagen modulatory compounds.

Joan Chang “Understanding the role of endosomal recycling in collagen-I fibril formation”
Joan received her PhD in cancer studies from the lab of Janine Erler (Institute of Cancer Research, University of London), then went on to study adipocytes in the tumour microenvironment at UNC Chapel Hill with Dr Andrew Dudley. In 2016 Joan moved to Karl Kadler's lab where she made discoveries concerning the circadian regulation of collagen fibril assembly. Her recent work is showing that a crucial step in this process is uptake of collagen via the endosomal system. In her talk, Joan will show her recent data on endosomal trafficking using mass spectrometry and a novel method of fluorescence activated sorting of transport vesicles.

Richa Garva “To understand the role of type I collagen in determining cell fate, with translational opportunities for osteoarthritis"
Like Adam and Joan, Richa is a senior postdoc in Karl's lab. Richa approached the question of the purpose of the circadian collagen seen in adult mouse tendon by preforming a conditional knockout of col1a1 by crossing Col1a2CreERT2 and Col1a1-floxed mice, and feeding tamoxifen postnatally. To her surprise, fibroblasts that cannot synthesise col1a1 (and therefore cannot make collagen-I) switch to making collagen-II and express other chondrogenic markers including aggrecan, Sox9 etc. These data hint at a new role for Col1a1 in determining cell fate, and open up potential strategies for treating osteoarthritis.

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Part of BRS Virtual Seminars

BRS BRS Annual Meeting 2021

28-30 June 2021, Virtual Meeting

Given the uncertainties for 2021, we have planned a virtual 3-day meeting from Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th June 2021. The programme will be delivered on the zoom platform to ensure reliability. It will be a mix of oral presentations from international and national experts across a range of research areas bringing together basic and clinical science. There will also be a focus on presentations from abstract submissions with time for lively discussions.

Abstract submission and delegate registration is now open.

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Other Events

BGS Spring Meeting 2021

28-30 April 2021, Online

The 2021 Spring Meeting will be held in association with the Irish Gerontological Society, The meeting will cover core competencies such as Dementia and related mental health topics, have a focus on innovations in digital health and explore acute stroke medicine. It will also be a forum for the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in healthcare of older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people.

www.bgs.org.uk/events/spring-…

#ECTS 2021 – Digital Congress

6-8 May 2021, Digital

The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) is the major organisation in Europe for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field.

ECTS serves as a forum for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field to discover and discuss the latest advances and controversies in research and in the daily care of patients. Also new this year, the meeting will include relevant hot clinical sessions to help managing patients going along the newest knowledge in the field.

The Digital Congress will be divided in two parts: a Live Prime Time on 6-8 May 2021 and 5 days of ECTS@Home on 19-20 May, 10-11 June and 18 June 2021.

ECTS 2021 will focus on the best and latest science with renowned leaders in the field. Beside the traditional symposia and workshops, there will also be debates, expert discussions and interactive sessions as well as adequate opportunities for discussions.
At #ECTS2021, we’ll have the chance to meet again in a digital format to engage in networking and exchanges. More than ever, #ECTS2021 will be the place where scientific research and clinical practice meet!
No matter where you are in the world, this year you can join ECTS 2021 – Digital Congress.

www.ects2021.org/

BGS Cardiovascular SIG Meeting 2021

14 May 2021, Online

This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people in acute and community settings. The day will include keynote presentations from experts in the field, workshops and plenary sessions demonstrating best practice approaches available. We hope you will make contacts and start collaborations which will continue on from this meeting.

www.bgs.org.uk/events/cardiov…

BGS Trainees Weekend 2021

10-11 June 2021, Online

This annual 2 days meeting is organised by geriatric medicine trainees, for geriatric medicine trainees, to identify and address key training and learning points within the speciality. Built around the current curriculum needs and experiences of junior doctors training for a career in geriatric medicine, it will see a mix of plenary presentations and workshops, a mock SCE exam, and practice consultant interviews.

www.bgs.org.uk/events/trainee…

International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference

10-11 June 2021, Virtual

This multi-disciplinary conference invites abstracts from a broad range of subject areas including discovery science, sports and exercise science, diagnostics, epidemiology and clinical practice. The deadline for submission is 31st March 2021 and detailed submission guidance is available on our conference website.

Our exciting scientific programme includes world-leading speakers from a wide range of disciplines who will cover topics including:
· Definition and diagnosis of sarcopenia
· Epidemiology and biology of sarcopenia
· Exercise and nutrition interventions
· Sarcopenia trials for the 21st century

To see the full provisional programme and to register, please visit the conference website.

conferences.ncl.ac.uk/istrc20/

International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference 2021

10-11 June 2021, Virtual

We are delighted to inform you that the Call for Abstracts is now open for the International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference which will be held virtually on 10–11 June 2021.

This multi-disciplinary conference invites abstracts from a broad range of subject areas including discovery science, sports and exercise science, diagnostics, epidemiology and clinical practice. The deadline for submission is 31st March 2021 and detailed submission guidance is available on our conference website.

Our exciting scientific programme includes world-leading speakers from a wide range of disciplines who will cover topics including:

· Definition and diagnosis of sarcopenia

· Epidemiology and biology of sarcopenia

· Exercise and nutrition interventions

· Sarcopenia trials for the 21st century

To see the full provisional programme and to register, please visit the conference website.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2021

conferences.ncl.ac.uk/istrc20/

WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2021

26-29 August 2021, London, UK

For this 21th Edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress which will take place in London from August 26 to August 29, 2021, the members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the IOF and the members of the Scientific Advisory Board of ESCEO are developing a very exciting Congress’ scientific programme that will bring together the world’s best in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease.

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) are thrilled to welcome you in London and hope that this Congress will move the field one step forward on all fronts; from new understanding of bone metabolism and pathology, to new strategies and options in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The city of London offers a most convenient and pleasant setting for international congresses. We hope that you will also take the opportunity to explore its many attractions!

Abstract Submission Deadline: 26 May 2021

www.wco-iof-esceo.org/

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.

oi2020.org/

ASBMR

1-4 October 2021, Toronto, Canada

www.asbmr.org/meetings/annual…

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

Find more information on the conference website: www.ebjis2021.org

49th Annual Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)

6-10 May 2022, Helsinki, Finland

The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) is the major organisation in Europe for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field.

Following our past digital congresses, we are delighted to announce that the ECTS Congress 2022 will take place in the beautiful city of Helsinki, Finland from 07-10 May 2022, with pre-congress day on 06 May 2022.

ECTS serves as a forum for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field to discover and discuss the latest advances and controversies in research and in the daily care of patients.

With an international delegation of clinicians and basic scientists, ECTS Congress is the meeting where great science, collaboration and research across the musculoskeletal field come together. By submitting an abstract you can become an active part of the congress and have the opportunity to share and discuss your work with other experts in the field. Abstract Submission will open autumn 2021.

ICCBH Bone School

29 June - 1 July 2022, 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.

www.iccbhboneschool.org/

10th International Conference on Children's Bone Health

2-5 July 2022, University College, Dublin, Ireland

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.

Abstract deadline: 15 February 2022

www.iccbh.org/

Sarah Allison
Meet the Committee

Sarah Allison
University of Surrey
Committee member

International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference 2021

10-11 June 2021, Virtual
Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2021