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Bone and Tooth Society Annual
Meeting

City Hall, Cardiff, UK
24-26 June 2002

City Hall, Cardiff, UK

  
Organiser:
Dr Bronwen Evans, University of Wales College of Medicine

ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: 4 FEBRUARY 2002

Invitation
Programme
Call for abstracts and clinical cases
Awards
Exhibition and sponsorship
Registration and accommodation
Social programme
Venue
Travel
Continuing Medical Education
Dates to remember
Meeting organisation – contact details
Supporters

Invitation

The Bone and Tooth Society annual meeting for 2002 will be held in Cardiff – one of Europe’s youngest capitals, and largely a creation of the 19th and 20th centuries when it became the busiest coal-exporting port in the world. The meeting will be held in the City Hall, part of the neo-Classical Civic Centre which is an architecturally magnificent collection of white stoned buildings set in parklands, but close to the centre of the city. There will be three plenary guest lectures, as well as symposia on:

  • Collagen disorders
  • Current versus future therapies
  • Models for studying skeletal function
  • Growth hormone and bone

In addition, there will be the usual opportunity for presentations by members. The annual dinner will have a Welsh flavour and will be in the new Millennium Stadium which dominates the city centre skyline.

So, come along and help make it a successful meeting, and sample the hospitality and "croeso" in our Capital City.

Local Organiser:
Bronwen Evans

Local Working Group:
Wil Evans
John Gregory
Jim Martin
Joanne Plummer
Mike Stone
Rachel Waddington

Call for abstracts and clinical cases

The deadline for abstracts was 4 February 2002. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Awards

A number of New Investigator Awards and Registrar Prizes will be given to eligible authors. Please indicate on the abstract form if you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these prizes.

Exhibition and sponsorship

For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please contact Janet Crompton.

Registration and accommodation

The meeting itself will take place at Cardiff’s City Hall, a short walk from Cardiff city centre. The bus and train stations are also within walking distance of the Hall.

We have reserved en suite (private bathroom) and semi en suite (2 rooms per bathroom) accommodation in two University Halls of Residence, both of which are a few minutes walk from the City Hall. Alternatively delegates may book their own accommodation.

Please register as early as possible. A late booking fee will apply after 1 April.

How to register

Complete the registration form [PDF] and return it with payment to:

Dr Bronwen A J Evans
Department of Child Health
University of Wales College of Medicine
Heath Park
Cardiff CF14 4XN
United Kingdom

Tel 029 2074 3135
Fax 029 2074 5157
email evansba@cardiff.ac.uk

Receipts

You will be sent a receipt to confirm your registration. You should check this carefully to ensure that all your requirements have been confirmed. Please bring this receipt with you to the conference.

Cancellation

Cancellations will be accepted in writing until 13 May 2002. Until that time a refund of 70% of the registration fee will be made. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date.

Social programme

Monday 24 June
Civic Reception at City Hall, Cardiff

Tuesday 25 June
Bone and Tooth Society Annual Dinner
Generously supported by Shire Pharmaceuticals

The Bone and Tooth Society Annual Dinner will be held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff’s famous new landmark. The Millennium Stadium is the only venue of its type situated in the city centre of a major European Capital and is one of the finest Stadia in the world. We are delighted to be able to host the Annual Dinner at this prestigious venue.

Venue

The meeting will take place at Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND.

Travel

By road
Cardiff is accessible from the M4 motorway.

Travelling west – Leave the motorway at junction 29, follow the A48(M)/A48, signposted Cardiff East and South, to the A470. Follow the A470, signposted City Centre, into the Cathays area of the city. Follow the signposts for National Museum of Wales.

Travelling east – Leave the motorway at junction 32, follow the A470, signposted City Centre, into the Cathays area of the city. Follow the signposts for National Museum of Wales.

Location maps will be sent to all pre-registered delegates.

Car parking – There are several car parks close to the City Hall, and on-street parking is also available.

By rail
Services run from London Paddington up to 17 times a day, with a journey time of around 2 hours. Approximate journey times from some other UK cities –

Birmingham – 2 hrs 10 mins
Bristol – 50 mins
Liverpool – 3 hrs
Manchester – 3 hrs
Southampton – 2 hrs 30 mins

By air

Cardiff International Airport is 11 miles from the city centre.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The meeting is approved for CME credits.

Dates to remember

4 February 2002

Deadline for abstracts

11 March 2002

Confirmation to authors

1 April 2002

Deadline for early registration 

Meeting organisation

Contact for further information and queries:
Janet Crompton
Conference Organiser
The Old White Hart
North Nibley
Dursley
Glos GL11 6DS
UK

Tel + 44 (0)1453 549929
Fax + 44 (0)1453 548919

Supporters

Major Sponsors

Eli Lilly
Merck Sharp and Dohme
Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Welsh Assembly
Welsh Development Agency

Other Supporters

ARC
ImmunoDiagnostic Systems
Nichols Institute Diagnostics
Nordic Bioscience
Quidel
Scanco
Strakan Pharmaceuticals
Vertec Scientific
Wellcome Trust

(as at April 2002)

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