The Bone Research Society (BRS) was formerly
the Bone and Tooth Society.
The new name was adopted on 6 July 2005, following the Annual
General Meeting and a postal ballot of members. The BRS is
the largest scientific society in Europe dedicated to clinical
and basic research into mineralised tissues, and is the oldest
such society in the world.
Meetings are held annually, attracting a wide audience from
throughout the UK and, increasingly, from continental Europe.
The presentations are traditionally balanced between clinical
and laboratory studies. They are published in abstract form
in Calcified Tissue International. The participation
of young scientists and clinicians is actively encouraged.
The Society's aims
To act as the premier forum for research into the calcified
tissues, both clinical and basic.
To promote and facilitate the study and research of rare
metabolic and hereditary bone diseases.
To advance the education of the public about the science
of calcified tissues and related subjects.
To act as the main professional body for scientists and
physicians researching calcified tissues, and to interact
with other organisations on these matters.
To hold scientific meetings, and so publish and disseminate
results from studies and research.