• Professor Cyrus Cooper, Professor Nicholas Harvey, and Doctors Beth Curtis and Michael Clynes all represented the work of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton, at the launch of the Royal Osteoporosis Society (previously the National Osteoporosis Society) at the Science Museum, London, February 13. The event, attended by HRH Duchess of Cornwall, marked not only the launch of the ROS, but also the inauguration of the ROS Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, of which Prof Harvey is Vice-Chair.

    Prof Cooper, Director of the MRC LEU, and a past Chair of Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Society, said “It is a huge privilege for us to contribute to the launch of the Royal Osteoporosis Society and the Bone Research Academy, both of which represent an exciting future for our field, building on the huge advances we have achieved over the last 3 decades in terms of disease definition, approaches to risk assessment, and development of effective medications to prevent osteoporotic fractures”.

    Prof Harvey, Vice-Chair of the ROS Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, said “It is wonderful to have our MRC LEU research showcased at the Royal Osteoporosis Society launch event, and I am hugely looking forward to contributing to the work of the new ROS Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, as we seek new ways to eradicate the immense health burden caused by osteoporosis”