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IOF-ESCEO 2016 Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Awards presented in Malaga

Talented young investigators from the UK and Belgium are honored at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases

International Osteoporosis Foundation

Malaga, Spain - April 17, 2016

Today, Professors Elaine Dennison and Olivier Bruyère were named as the winners of the IOF-ESCEO 2016 Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Awards. These new awards recognize the contribution to the field of musculoskeletal diseases of young scientists who have shown their ability to perform top-quality research and are expected to become key opinion leaders in the coming years.

Chairman of the ESCEO Scientific Advisory Board and IOF Board member Professor René Rizzoli, presented the award and congratulated the winners while noting that, "This Award reflects the IOF and ESCEO commitment to the promotion of talented young scientists in the bone field. It is a pleasure to present the Award to Professors Dennison and Bruyère who have published an exceptional body of research and are on track to be key thought-leaders in the field."

Elaine Dennison is Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology within Medicine at the University of Southampton. Having worked as a principal investigator of the Hertfordshire Cohort Study for many years, her research interest centres on musculoskeletal ageing, specifically osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Based at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, she is particularly interested in how events early in life interact with adult lifestyle factors to determine how we age. Professor Dennison is author of over 150 scientific journal articles on this subject.

Olivier Bruyère is currently Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics and of Geriatric Rehabilitation in the Department of Sport Sciences of the University of Liège in Belgium. His main fields of interest are prevention, rehabilitation and pharmaco-epidemiology related to geriatric or rheumatic conditions. Besides being Editor-in-chief of the journal "The Archives of Public Health", he is Associate Editor of the journal "BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders" as well as on the editorial board of various journals. He is author of more than 200 international scientific publications and book chapters.


About the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2016) :

Held jointly by IOF and ESCEO, the Congress is taking place in Malaga, Spain from April 14-17,2016. It is the world's largest annual forum for the presentation of clinical research and new advances in the prevention and management of bone, muscle and joint disorders, including sarcopenia and frailty. The next Congress will be held in Florence, Italy from March 23-26, 2017. For complete information visit #OsteoCongress

About IOF :

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the world's largest nongovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. IOF members, including committees of scientific researchers, leading companies, as well as more than 234 patient, medical and research societies in 99 locations, work together to make bone, joint and muscle health a worldwide heath care priority. / /

About ESCEO :

The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to a close interaction between clinical scientists dealing with rheumatic disorders, pharmaceutical industry developing new compounds in this field, regulators responsible for the registration of such drugs and health policy makers, to integrate the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis within the comprehensive perspective of health resources utilization. The objective of ESCEO is to provide practitioners with the latest clinical and economic information, allowing them to organize their daily practice, in an evidence-based medicine perspective, with a cost-conscious perception.

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