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2018 50th anniversary celebrations

  • Posted on Aug 23, 2018

Brittle Bone Society Trustees and staff hosted the annual conference and historical exhibition in 2018, from  17th to 20th August at the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, in the charity’s founding city, Dundee.

The Trustees were able to welcome friends to Scotland for the first time in 10 years, and we worked with Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau, making your visit as easy as possible.

At the event, our History Bones exhibition was launched by the Lord Provost of Dundee, Ian Bothwick; an exhibition which we worked on alongside the University of Dundee, celebrating the work of the Brittle Bone Society and documenting the history of the condition.

Friday 17th August heralded the beginning of the weekend of events with a day of talks from medics and healthcare professionals: forming the Scientific Symposium, enhancing the professional and research OI community. The evening brought with it a welcome event, launching our historical exhibition, bringing families and medics together at the Apex Hotel.

Saturday 18th August played host to our conference talks and features, our annual Gala Dinner and awards ceremony with special entertainment and guests, including Ms Jenny Hanley who was crucial in helping our 1977 Magpie appeal a success. Delegates attended from 19 different nations from as far afield as Australia, South Africa, US and Canada and from all over Europe to exchange the latest developments in the care and management of OI.

Sunday 19th August featured a number of further talks, and consultation meetings with our own members across a wide range of topics, which were key in helping us shape our future plans in events activity, policy, and research.

View the 2018 conference agenda.

There was a great deal of Scottish hospitality with a little bit of tartan thrown in, thanks to the Angus Kilties!

See photographs of our spectacular event below!


This conference was supported by:

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