Bone Research Society

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together since 1950

Past BRS Meetings

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.

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Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

27-29 June 2018, Winchester, UK

The 2018 Bone Research Society Annual Meeting will take place in the historic city of Winchester, on the King Alfred Campus of the University of Winchester.

The local organisers - Claire Clarkin, Cyrus Cooper, Nick Harvey, Richard Oreffo and Kate Ward are already hard at work putting together an exciting scientific programme and we hope you will be a part of it.

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BRS Clinical Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

26-28 March 2018, 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.

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Basic course in bone and cartilage biology and disease - 23-24 November 2017

23-24 November 2017, INOX Conference Suite, University of Sheffield

New to the field of bone and joint? Wanting to catch up on the latest in bone and joint diseases? Organised jointly by the Bone Research Society and the British Orthopaedic Research Society, this 2 day course is for all basic and clinical postgraduate students, postdocs and research fellows who may be starting out in this field, or who want to catch up in preparation for their postgraduate viva.

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Bone Research Society Annual Meeting

25-27 June 2017, Bristol, UK

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Bone Research Society Clinical Training Course: Osteoporosis and other Metabolic Bone Diseases

3-5 April 2017, 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.

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BRS Annual Meeting 2016

29 June - 1 July 2016, Liverpool, UK

Off to Liverpool for the 2016 meeting, for the first time since - well, does anyone know? Certainly for the first time in the Society's current incarnation as the Bone Research Society.

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BRS Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

16-18 March 2016, St Anne's 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.

Some comments from those who attended the previous course:

“Fantastic course, probably the best I have ever been on”
“Brilliant course set at the right level, knowledgeable speakers, will definitely recommend it”
“Excellent, relevant course – I have already started recommending it to my peers”
“I am really impressed by the speakers, very good learning environment, excellent organisation of the course events”
“Very useful, inspiring course … represented great value for money in terms of both quality and quantity of teaching … I will certainly be recommending this course”

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BRS Annual Meeting 2015 (Jointly with the British Society for Matrix Biology)

1-3 September 2015, Edinburgh, UK

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BRS Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

13-15 April 2015, 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.

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BRS Annual Meeting 2014

25-26 June 2014, Sheffield, UK


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BRS Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

19-21 March 2014, Oxford, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2013 (Jointly with British Orthopaedic Research Society)

3-5 September 2013, Oxford, UK

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2nd New Investigator Workshop

22-23 July 2013, Sheffield, UK

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BRS Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

20-22 March 2013, Oxford, UK

BRS Annual Meeting 2012 (part of Osteoporosis and Bone Conference 2012, Jointly with National Osteoporosis Society and National Association for the Relief of Paget’s Disease)

1-4 July 2012, Manchester, UK

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BRS Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases

26-28 March 2012, Oxford, UK

BRS Annual Meeting 2011 (Jointly with British Orthopaedic Research Society)

27-29 June 2011, Cambridge, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2010 (Jointly with European Calcified Tissue Society)

26-30 June 2010, Glasgow, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2009 (Jointly with British Society for Matrix Biology)

14-16 June 2009, London, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2008 (Jointly with British Orthopaedic Research Society)

23-25 June 2008, Manchester, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2007

3-5 July 2007, Aberdeen, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2006 (Jointly with British Orthopaedic Research Society)

5-6 July 2006, Southampton, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2005

4-5 July 2005, Birmingham, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2004

29-30 June 2004, Oxford, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2003

9-11 July 2003, Sheffield, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2002

24-26 June 2002, Cardiff, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2001

4-5 July 2001, Warwick, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 2000

10-12 July 2000, Cambridge, UK

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BRS Annual Meeting 1999

22-24 June 1999, Bristol

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5th BRS/BORS Joint Meeting
5th BRS/BORS Joint Meeting

4-6 September 2019, Cardiff

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

22-25 June 2019, Salzburg, Austria
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2019

Elaine Dennison
Meet the Committee

Elaine Dennison
Southampton University
Clinical committee member