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Aberdeen

ANNUAL MEETING, 3-5 July 2007, Aberdeen UK

Awards

New Investigator Awards

The following awards were made by the Bone Research Society Committee
according to marks given to blinded abstracts during the independent review
process:

Andrew Chantry (Sheffield): OC22: A soluble activin type II receptor
prevents myeloma bone disease

Alireza Moayyeri (Cambridge): OC23: Height loss predicts fractures in
middle aged and older men and women: the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population
study

Kirsten Petrie (Oxford): OC11: An atypical mutation in the activin A
receptor, type 1 gene (ACVR1) in a severely affected fibrodysplasia
ossificans progressiva patient

Debbie Scott (Aberdeen): OC6: RANKL mutations are responsible for the
defective osteoclast formation seen in six patients with osteoclast-poor
osteopetrosis

Awards: How to apply and eligibility criteria

The Society will offer a number of Awards for eligible authors. Please indicate on the abstract form if you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these prizes. You will also need to fax a confirmation of your eligibility to the abstract administrators.

Eligibility criteria

Award applicants must be:
1. A member of BRS AT THE TIME OF APPLYING
2. Aged 35 or under OR less than 3 years after attaining postgraduate degree
3. Will be a presenting author (oral or poster) at BRS meeting

Confirmation of Eligibility form [PDF]

Please print this form, and fax back the completed form signed by your Head of Department to the abstract administrators on +44 (0)1453 548919 by the abstract deadline 16 February 2007.

New Investigator Awards

For the top scoring abstracts from eligible authors

Award - Registration, accommodation fees and travelling expenses.

To apply - Tick the box on the abstract form and return the confirmation of eligibility form.

Best Presentation Awards

Presentations will be judged during the meeting and prizes will be awarded as follows:

   Best oral
   Best oral poster
   Best poster

   Best clinical paper


Award - £50 book token.

To apply - Tick the box on the abstract form and return the confirmation of eligibility form.

Bursaries

The Society also offers bursaries to BRS members of up to £100 towards the cost of attending the meeting.

To apply - Please contact the BRS Treasurer for information.

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