ECTS/Amgen Steven Boonen Award
Nominations period: September – November.
In memory of Professor Steven Boonen, who sadly passed away during the ECTS 50th Anniversary Congress in Lisbon on 20 May 2013. ECTS would like to remember and honour Steven during its annual congress by introducing an annual Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award.
The recipient of this award will give a lecture at the annual meeting and receive a grant to be paid into the recipient’s institution or university account to contribute to specific research expenses.
Steven was an internationally recognised expert in the field of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, who was actively involved in bone disease research, education and patient care. His translational and clinical research activities focused on determinants of age-related skeletal fragility and on strategies to reduce fracture risk. Specific areas of expertise included musculoskeletal frailty, osteoporosis in old age and innovative trial design. He was an active and regular contributor to the ECTS congress for many years, and was also a member of the ECTS Board of Directors.
This award is open to medical doctors who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of bone clinical bone disease research.
ECTS Board members are not eligible to this award during term of office in the ECTS Board.
Nominations are now open until 30 November 2021.
Nominees must be nominated and seconded by ECTS members, using the online form.
All nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers. The final decision is based on the marks and comments from the reviewers and any conflicts of interest are identified and dealt with appropriately. The ECTS Grants and Awards Committee and ECTS Board will make the final decision based on scores and comments by the reviewers.
Winner of the 2022 Steven Boonen Award
Congratulations to Juliet Compston, Professor, Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK, recipient of the 2022 Steven Boonen Award. The award will be presented during ECTS Digital Congress 2022.
For a full list of previous recipients of the Steven Boonen Award, please visit the Previous Grants section.
Amgen has generously provided financial support for this Award. The company has in no way contributed to or influenced the content and review process.
Prof. Juliet Compston is a well-known personality in bone research. She has substantially contributed to our understanding of osteoporosis pathophysiology over the last three decades, with a focus on the causes and treatment of osteoporosis, in particular for secondary osteoporosis due to obesity, cystic fibrosis, organ transplantation, or HIV infection and supported the definition of international guidelines for osteoporosis
She is Professor Emeritus of Bone Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow. Earning her MB BS degree at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, she completed her M.D. degree at the University of London in 1979.
Prof. Compston has published over 400 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. She chaired many congresses and society activities, such as the Bone and Tooth Society of Great Britain and the International Society of Bone Morphometry as well as the European Union Osteoporosis Consultation Panel and the UK National Osteoporosis Guidelines Group.
Besides many honours including the National Osteoporosis Society Kohn Foundation Award (2006), the IBMS John G. Haddad Jr. Award (2009), and the ASBMR Fredric C. Bartter Award (2009), she has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the treatment of osteoporosis in 2014.
Congratulations to the ECTS Steven-Boonen Award 2022, dear Juliet!