National Award for Professor Richard Eastell

Professor Richard Eastell was awarded the Linda Edwards Award at the National Osteoporosis Society at their annual meeting in Birmingham on December 4, 2018.

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

Pictured from left to right, Dr Nicola Peel, conference chair, Professor Richard Eastell, award winner, Claire Severigni Chief Executive of the National Osteoporosis Society.

Linda Edwards was the first Director of the National Osteoporosis Society and was responsible for encouraging the Duchess of Cornwall to become first a patron and then president of the charity. Linda was very supportive about setting up the Metabolic Bone Centre at the Northern General Hospital, the clinical arm of the Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism. The charity set up the award in her name and previous awardees have included Professor Judith Adams (Manchester) and Professor Juliet Compston (Cambridge)

There were other awards winners from Sheffield at the National Osteoporosis Conference.

  • 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 was a recipient of the NOS 2018 abstract award for his work, ‘Early biochemical monitoring of osteoporosis treatment in primar 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.
Pictured from left to right, Dr Nicola Peel, conference chair, Fatma Gossiel and Dr Ian Baxter abstract award winners, Professor Richard Eastell, Linda Edwards award winner, Marian Schini, Premier Poster Award, Claire Severigni Chief Executive of the National Osteoporosis Society.