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Clinical Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases
19-21 March 2014
St Anne’s College, Oxford

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Bone Research Society Annual Meeting
25-26 June 2014
Sheffield, UK

Early bird registration deadline: 21 March 2014

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Peak District
Peak District (photo Karan M Shah)

BRS 2015 (jointly with the British Society for Matrix Biology)
1-3 September 2015
Edinburgh, UK

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Thank you to all who attended and supported the Oxford meeting and made it such a success.  You can read more about it here, and please see below for details of future BRS meetings.

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BRS abstracts have been published in Frontiers and can be viewed here.


BRS/BORS Joint Meeting

Society News
Proposed Constitutional Changes

In a recent BRS committee meeting it was proposed, and duly seconded, that in order to ensure a balance representation on the committee that the make up of the committee be stipulated such that no less than a quarter of the committee shall consist of clinically qualified researchers (to include a NI rep) and no less than a quarter of the committee shall consist of basic science researcher at any one time.

British Nutrition FoundationTitle: Vitamin D: Needs, intake and status – A European Perspective

The British Nutrition Foundation is holding a half-day symposium on ‘Vitamin D: Needs, intake and status – A European Perspective’ on Tuesday 20th May 2014 in London. Experts will be reviewing the current evidence base on Vitamin D, looking at European wide intake, status and recommendations, the role and type of fortification and the importance of maternal intake.

The speakers presenting include Professor Roger Bouillon (KU Leuven), Professor Christel Lamberg-Allardt (University of Helsinki), Professor Susan Lanham-New (University of Surrey), Dr Mairead Kiely (University College Cork) and Dr Nicholas Harvey (University of Southampton).

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High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones - The New York Times interviews Prof Jon Tobias who states “I plan to keep running until my joints wear out.”

Research findings from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol are published in Frontiers in Endocrinology

The Secrets of Bones uncovered on BBC4

Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod presents a six-part series looking at how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth.


Professor Juliet Compston awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours

Professor Juliet Compston, Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine at the University of Cambridge was awarded as a Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Treatment of Osteoporosis.

Professor Compston, a former BRS president, responded that "it was a lovely surprise to get this award and I would like to acknowledge the many colleagues and patients who have contributed to my research over the years.  I’m particularly pleased that osteoporosis is featured in the citation, since it deserves a higher profile than it currently possesses and there is enormous scope for improving the treatment of affected people".


Professor Juliet Compston


Cambridge academics honoured in the 2014 New Year Honours List

Professor Juliet Compston

New Year Honours List

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