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Bone and Tooth Society Annual

Sheffield, UK
9-11 July 2003

Organisers: Dr Aubrey Blumsohn & Dr Nicky Peel, University of Sheffield

Final Programme
Call for abstracts and clinical cases
Instructions to presenters
Registration and accommodation information
Social programme
Exhibition and sponsorship
Continuing Professional Development
Dates to remember
Contact for further information


It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 2003 annual meeting of the Bone and Tooth Society in Sheffield. The meeting will be held in the excellent facilities of Sheffield Hallam University, close to the centre of the city.

As you will see, our keynote speakers will come from a variety of disciplines and are of international standing. We hope you will find their presentations enlightening and informative. There will be plenary lectures as well as symposia on:

  • Parathyroid hormone and Vitamin D
  • Parallels between vascular and skeletal biology
  • New hormonal actions
  • Insights from rare diseases

There will be a debate on the ethical aspects of clinical trials, as well as the usual opportunity for presentations by members. This will not be an all-work-and-no-play meeting. We are planning an exciting annual dinner with a true Sheffield flavour. This will be held in the historic Cutlers’ Hall, a prestigious venue dating from 1832, with a grand interior and an imposing home for a superb collection of silver.

So, come along and help make it a successful meeting.

See you in Sheffield!

Dr Aubrey Blumsohn & Dr Nicky Peel
University of Sheffield

Call for abstracts and clinical cases

The deadline for submission of abstracts and clinical cases (Monday 17 February 2003) has passed.

Submitted abstracts will be selected for oral and poster presentation and authors will be notified in April 2003. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Instructions to presenters

Instructions for speakers
Instructions for poster presenters

Timings are as follows:
Oral communications - 8 minutes plus 4 for questions, total 12 minutes
Oral posters - 3 minutes plus 2 for questions, total 5 minutes, maximum 3 slides


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.

Registration and accommodation information

The meeting will take place at the Conference 21 facility at Sheffield Hallam University, a short walk from Sheffield city centre. The bus and train stations are within easy walking distance.

Special rates are available at a wide range of Sheffield hotels and rooms are also available in student rooms. Details of options and contact details will be sent to all registered delegates.

Please register as early as possible. A late booking fee will apply after 21 April.

How to register

Registration form

Complete the registration form and return it with payment to:

Gill Higginbottom
Bone Metabolism Group
Clinical Sciences Centre
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
Sheffield S5 7AU
Tel +44 (0)114 271 4705
Fax +44 (0)114 261 8775


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.


Cancellations will be accepted in writing until 16 May 2003. 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

Wednesday 9 July
Welcoming Reception
The Atrium, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University
Generously supported by Eli Lilly

Thursday 10 July
Annual Dinner
The Millenium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield

Exhibition and sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information please contact Janet Crompton.


Major Sponsors

Eli Lilly
Merck Sharp and Dohme
Shire Pharmaceuticals
The Alliance for Better Bone Health: Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Aventis Pharma

Other Supporters

Clinical Endocrinology Trust
GE Medical Systems/LUNAR
ImmunoDiagnostic Systems
Napp Pharmaceuticals
Nordic Bioscience
NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Vertec Scientific


The meeting will take place at Conference 21, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Arundel Gate, Sheffield.

Conference 21 is part of a 50m development built to provide state-of-the-art facilities for delegates and exhibitors. It is conveniently situated in the centre of Sheffield.


Maps will be sent to all registered delegates.

By road
Leave the M1 and Junction 33 and travel into Sheffield on the dual carriageway, which takes you directly to the University. Parking is available nearby – there are NCP car parks on Arundel Gate, Eyre Street and Arundel Street. There is also limited on-street pay and display parking on Howard Street and Arundel Street.

By rail
Sheffield Station is a 2-minute walk from the venue. The journey from London takes approximately 2.5 hours, while Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham are around 1 hour.

By air
There are regular scheduled, mainly domestic, flights into Sheffield City Airport. International flights arrive at Manchester airport, which is approximately 1 hour away by train.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The meeting is approved for CPD credits.

Dates to remember

17 February 2003

Deadline for abstracts

31 March 2003

Confirmation to authors

21 April 2003

Deadline for early registration 

Contact for further information

Janet Crompton
Conference Organiser
The Old White Hart
North Nibley
Glos GL11 6DS

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

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