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Bone & Tooth Society Annual Meeting

Oxford photograph copyright Matthew Morgan

29-30 June 2004
Oxford, UK

Organisers: Professor Peter Croucher and Dr Matthew Brown




Exhibition and sponsorship

Final programme and posters



Call for abstracts and clinical cases



Presenters' instructions


Continuing Professional Development



Dates to remember

Social programme


Meeting organisation

Delegate Information Sheet [PDF]

Registration and accommodation information 


It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 2004 annual meeting of the Bone and Tooth Society in Oxford. The meeting will be held in the excellent facilities of St Catherine's College, a modern campus 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:

  • WNT signalling in bone and cartilage
  • Genetics of skeletal disorders
  • The immune system and bone
  • Tumour-induced bone disease

There will be also be a Clinical Session looking at new treatments for bone disease, such as strontium and PTH, and an update on bisphosphonate treatments. This will also include a talk on assessment of treatment response.

We have kept the meeting to two days in an effort to reduce the cost of attending. In addition to this, we are delighted to offer a number of FREE - yes FREE!!! - studentships to enable young scientists to attend the meeting at no cost at all! These will be available to those aged 35 or less and will be based on abstract submissions, so get writing!

In addition to this, there are the usual Bone and Tooth Society Young Investigator Awards, Registrar Prizes and Travel Bursaries, so there are plenty of funding options for young researchers.

This is a residential conference and the compact nature of the campus will mean that there is plenty of opportunity for informal discussion. We have programmed plenty of time for poster viewing.

We hope that you will come and join us for what promises to be an exciting meeting.

See you in Oxford!

Professor Peter Croucher/Dr Matthew Brown Local Organisers

Call for abstracts and clinical cases

The deadline for abstracts (Monday 16 February 2004) has now passed. Submitted abstracts will be selected for oral and poster presentation and authors will be notified in April 2004. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

The final programme will be available on the Bone and Tooth Society web site from April 2004.

Presenters' instructions

Instructions for speakers [PDF]
Instructions for poster presenters [PDF]


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

We are delighted to announce that for the 2004 meeting the local organisers will be offering a number of FREE places at the meeting.  As well as covering your registration and accommodation expenses this will also include travel expenses. Please tick the 'Application for Bursary' box on the abstract form to be considered.

Registration and accommodation information

The meeting will take place at St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford.

This is a residential conference and the meeting packages include bed and breakfast accommodation on campus and a reception and 4-course dinner on the night of Tuesday 29 June.

St Catherine's is a compact campus close to the city centre and all bedrooms are a few metres walk from the lecture theatres and dining hall.

Please register as early as possible. A late booking fee will apply after 12 April.

How to register

Registration form [PDF]

The registration form is a PDF file and you will need Adobe Acrobat to read and print off the form. Adobe Acrobat is a free download from the web.

Complete the registration form and return it with payment to:

Lauran Daly
Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences
Botnar Research Centre
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Oxford OX3 7LD

Tel +44 (0)1865 227388 Fax +44 (0)1865 227966

Please contact Janet Crompton if you have any difficulty downloading the form.


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 30 April 2004. 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

Tuesday 29 June

The Bone and Tooth Society Annual Dinner will take place at St Catherine's College. This will be a 4-course dinner with wine, preceded by a reception.

Exhibition and sponsorship

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

We are grateful to the companies and other organisations who supported our meeting in 2003:

Major Sponsors:
Alliance for Better Bone Health
Eli Lilly
Merck Sharp and Dohme
Other Supporters:
Clinical Endocrinology Trust
Napp Pharmaceuticals
Nordic Biosciences
NPS Pharmaceuticals


The meeting will take place at St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford.

St Catherine's College founded in 1962, is one of Oxford's newer colleges. Designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, the College has a traditional layout in quadrangle style with gardens. Its situation and architecture make it a most successful conference venue.



Maps will be sent to all registered delegates.

By air

There are three major airports within 90 minutes of Oxford: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham. Regular coaches and trains connect the airports with the city.

By train

There are regular train services to Oxford from all parts of the country and from continental Europe via the EuroTunnel.

Train timetables

By road

Oxford lies at the centre of a network of major roads and motorways. The M40 gives access to the West and Wales. There are regular bus and coach links, including all-night coaches to and from London. Journey time approximately 1 hour from London and from Birmingham.

National Express - national bus timetables
Oxford Bus Company - operates a Heathrow Express service as well as additional services from London

Car parking

Some parking is available in the College car park.

For more detailed information about how to get to St Catherine's College by rail, coach, car, or on foot, and a map please see the St Catherine's College web site

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The meeting is approved for CPD credits.

Dates to remember

16 February 2004


Deadline for abstracts

31 March 2004


Confirmation to authors

12 April 2004


Deadline for early registration

Meeting organisation

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
Contact Janet Crompton

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