ISBM 2024 Travel Awards
The Juliet Compston Travel Award for Clinical Research in Bone Morphometry
"Quantitative analysis of bone remodelling, modelling and structure is fundamental to our understanding of bone physiology and pathology. Application of bone histomorphometric analysis to human bone samples produces valuable insights into the pathophysiology of bone diseases and the mechanisms by which therapeutic agents act to reduce bone fragility. Sophisticated imaging techniques and methods to assess bone quality and strength provide valuable additional tools that add further to our understanding of these processes. The annual ISBM meeting provides a unique forum for clinicians and scientists to share and discuss recent advances in this rapidly evolving field.”
-- Juliet Compston, M.D., ISBM Past President
Purpose of Award:
The purpose of this program is to promote the professional and technical development of exceptional international clinicians in the fields of bone morphometry and bone health. Specifically, this award will provide financial support to attend and present at the International Society of Bone Morphometry (ISBM) meeting. The core mission of the ISBM is to educate and train clinicians and scientists in all aspects of bone morphometry, to provide a forum for experts to share and develop their research, to set standards within the field for skeletal imaging and morphometry, and to advance novel therapies to support lifelong skeletal health. Since its inception, the ISBM has supported the advancement of cutting-edge quantitative imaging techniques for bone tissues. The society was initially founded by and for clinicians and questions, discussion, and collaborative exchange between clinical and basic scientists have since become a core component of the ISBM meetings – with the aim of advancing rigorous methods for quantitative skeletal assessment.
Awardees are expected to be early- to mid-career investigators with a medical degree and an active clinical practice in bone health. The ideal candidate will also be actively involved in research and/or clinical practice related to bone morphometry. Selected awardees will receive financial support to travel to and present at the congress of the International Society of Bone Morphometry (ISBM), at which their award will also be highlighted and announced. Questions, discussion, and collaborative exchange are expected, with the aim of advancing rigorous methods and research for the study of bone metabolism.
Eligibility (at the time of application):
- Practicing bone health clinician at the early- to mid-career stage
- Demonstrated and/or emerging excellence in research and training in bone morphometry and bone metabolism (broadly defined)
- Current ISBM full or in-training member (join here anytime)
- Willingness to participate in ISBM activities both at and after the ISBM meeting
- Current CV or NIH style biosketch
- Statement by the applicant about this award aligns with their career achievements and future goals (500 words max)
- Letter of support from mentor (optional)
- Award will cover meeting registration, housing, and $500 honorarium (~$2,000 total value)
Two clinical investigators will be selected to receive The Juliet Compston Travel Award for Clinical Research in Bone Morphometry to support their travel to and presentation of their research at the 2024 ISBM meeting. Completed application materials should be compiled as a single PDF and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30th, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted. Awards to be announced by July 2024. At least one award will be made to an investigator outside of the United States.