4 December 2018

Professor Richard Eastell awarded the Linda Edwards Award by the National Osteoporosis Society

Professor Richard Eastell was awarded the Linda Edwards Award by the National Osteoporosis Society at their annual meeting in Birmingham on 4 December 2018. His lecture was entitled, ‘Tools to guide decisions regarding long-term treatment of osteoporosis.’

A group photograph of award winners from the Richard Astell award.
Nicola Peel (left), Fatma Gossiel (left), Ian Baxter (left centre), Richard Eastell (right centre), Marian Schini (second right) and Claire Severigni (Chief Executive of NOS) (right)

The Linda Edwards Award is the highest level recognition award of the Society and is awarded for your tireless and highly valued work in the field of osteoporosis.

Dr Nicola Peel

Chairman of the conference committee


Fatma Gossiel was a recipient of the NOS 2018 abstract award for her work, ‘The effect of bisphosphonates on bone turnover and bone balance in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: the T-score bone marker approach in the TRIO study’. Fatma is the manager of the Bone Biochemistry Laboratory.

Ian Baxter was a recipient of the NOS 2018 abstract award for his work, ‘Early biochemical monitoring of osteoporosis treatment in primary care improves 5-year outcomes.’ Ian is a trainee orthopaedic surgeon working with Dr Nicola Peel.

Marian Schini was a winner of the best poster in the Premier Poster Session for her work, ‘Normocalcaemic hyperparathyroidism: study of the prevalence and natural history in a United Kingdom referral population.’ Marian is a PhD student and clinical fellow supervised by Professor Richard Eastell and Dr Jennie Walsh.

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