• Congratulations to the MRC LEU Bone & Joint group on a very successful National Osteoporosis Society conference last week. Particular congratulations to Dr Elizabeth Curtis, Dr Alice Dawson, Dr Anna Litwic and Dr Rebecca Moon, who all received Young Investigator Awards for their scientific contributions. Professors Elaine Dennison and Nicholas Harvey gave plenary presentations on the Epidemiology of Osteoporosis and Risk Factors for Low Peak Bone Mass, respectively; 4 oral abstract presentations were contributed by Professor Nicholas Harvey, Dr Kate Ward, Dr Elizabeth Curtis and Dr Anna Litwic. The conference provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase the world leading science undertaken by MRC LEU researchers, across the whole lifecourse and spanning topics such as epigenetics of vitamin D metabolism through bone and muscle interactions to epidemiology of fracture.