Bone Research Society

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BRS Events

BRS Training Day for Primary Care Practitioners: Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases

12 September 2018, Birmingham, UK

This one-day training course aims to help GPs and other primary care practitioners to better manage patients with metabolic bone disease. Taking into account the restrictions of primary care and the 10 minute consultation, the course will focus on providing practical and actionable information.

The course has been approved for 6 CPD credits by the Royal College of Physicians (course code 118523).

On completion of the course, it is expected that participants will be able to:

- Assess and investigate metabolic bone diseases in primary care
- Identify when a referral to secondary care is appropriate for further management
- Understand and use latest available guidelines in metabolic bone diseases
- Confidently apply, evaluate and modify primary care treatment in response to the changing needs of the patient

Topics will cover the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, including:

- Raised calcium/hyperparathyroidism
- Raised alkaline phosphatase/Paget's disease
- Fracture risk assessment
- Duration of treatment and drug holidays in osteoporosis
- Calcium supplements – do we need them?
- Osteogenesis imperfecta
- Renal bone disease/osteodystrophy
- Falls
- Rickets

Organised by Dr Richard Keen and Dr Judith Bubbear of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London, the course will be delivered by a faculty of topic experts.


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.


Other Events

Brittle Bone Society 2nd Scientific Symposium

17 August 2018, Dundee, UK

The Brittle Bone Society in conjunction with the Medical Advisory Board will host the second annual Scientific Symposium. The programme is designed to reflect a broad range of topics relevant to the care of patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.


ECTS PhD course 2018

1-4 September 2018, Lage Vuursche, Netherlands

The course starts with an “introductory session” where key topics relevant to skeletal research are covered, followed by a varied programme that incorporates clinical and basic topics with a mix of speakers with clinical or basic science backgrounds. An example of the topics likely to be included in the programme is provided below. One of the important aspects of the course is the opportunity for students to network and obtain feedback on their project. Student presentations include poster and short presentations of their PhD project as well as networking sessions with invited speakers. The course has been of immense value to previous participants, and the networks that form during these events help to sustain the musculoskeletal field in Europe into the future.


37th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society

6-8 September 2018, Helsinki, Finland

Abstract submission deadline: 20 April 2018 & Early registration deadline: 29 June 2018: 29 June 2018

The programme will cover the topics:
Prosthetic joint infection: diagnosis, treatment, prevention
Traumatology - treatment of bone infection in tibia, pelvis, ankle and calcaneus
Plastic Surgery - role of flap reconstruction in bone and joint infections, reconstruction of tissue defects after prosthetic joint infection of the knee
Biomaterials – role of bone substitutes in the treatment of infected bone


19th International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability

14 September 2018, Leeds, UK

This annual event is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. The day provides a forum for scientific discussion and clinical updates and enables a multidisciplinary audience of over 200 professionals to share their experiences of best clinical practice.


6th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD)

8-10 November 2018, Bankok, Thailand


British Geriatrics Society autumn meeting

14-16 November 2018, London, UK

The BGS Autumn meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care 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 in the United Kingdom.


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.


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.