The ESCEO-IOF Young Investigator Awards are given to young investigators for their contributions in the field of bone and mineral research. Twenty awards of 1000€ each will be distributed at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Annual Meeting in Berlin.


  • To be born after January 1, 1982
  • To be co-author of at least two abstracts submitted to the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2022 Congress
  • Recipients must have their badge scanned on Saturday March 26, 2022 afternoon at the registration desk at the Hub27 in Berlin.


  • The application should be completed before January 17, 2022.
  • Abstracts can be submitted until January 17, 2022 on
  • Application will not be validated if a copy of the two (or more) submitted abstract and a copy of the passport/ID Card are not provided.
  • Recipients will be selected based on their abstracts by the ESCEO Scientific Advisory Board during the last week of January and notice will be provided no later than the first week of February, 2022.

Thank you very much for your active participation and look forward to welcoming you in Berlin.

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2022 ESCEO-Islene Araujo de Carvalho Grant

We have the great pleasure to announce you the call for nominations to the 2022 ESCEO-Islene Araujo de Carvalho Grant. This Grant, of a value of 25.000 Euros, will support a scientific project:

  • Conducted in a public health perspective.
  • In the field of musculoskeletal health and aging.
  • With a global perspective involving scientists from all parts of the world.
  • Aiming at a better understanding of the role of physical capacity in healthy aging.

It has been named after Doctor Islene Araujo de Carvalho, former Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Ageing, at WHO, who passed away, last year, much too early, and leaving all of us in great sadness.

The project should reach the ESCEO Secretariat ( by November 15, 2021. The applications should be limited to a 5-page, A4, typed document explaining the background, the objectives, the methodology and the expected outcomes of the project. Applications should be in English.

The projects will be assessed by:

  • Jean-Yves Reginster, President ESCEO,
  • Cyrus Cooper, Vice-President ESCEO,
  • Olivier Bruyère, CEO ESCEO,
  • René Rizzoli, Chair Scientific Advisory Board ESCEO,

with the help of external assessors selected on the basis of their expertise in the field of musculoskeletal health and aging.

The recipient of the 2022 ESCEO-Islene Araujo de Carvalho Grant will be announced by December 15, 2021, and the recipient will be presented with a Medal during the 2022 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases that will take place in Berlin from March 24 to March 27, 2022 (

The Grant could be extended, at the end of 2022, for an additional one-year term and for the same value, based on a progress report and on a careful and detailed explanation of the tasks remaining to be covered. This report will be submitted to the same Jury as the original application.

Disclaimer: This Grant is an initiative which is solely undertaken by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, an association registered as a not-for-profit (association sans but lucratif ASBL) association in Belgium. It does not involve, in any way, the World Health Organization, their regional offices or any of their employees.

IOF President's Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President's Award honors IOF members from different regions of the world who have made a significant and unstinting contribution to the advancement of the work of the IOF, through furthering one or more of the mission statements and/or goals of the Foundation. Recipients are selected by the IOF President, with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.

IOF Medal of Achievement

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Medal of Achievement honors individual researchers who have significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis through their original and outstanding scientific contributions. The award underlines important aspects of IOF's mission - to increase understanding and awareness of osteoporosis and to promote medical innovation. The IOF Medal of Achievement is presented every year during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress. Candidates are nominated by members of IOF's Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) and the winner selected by the Chair of the CSA with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.

IOF Olof Johnell Science Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Olof Johnell Science Award, named in honor of the late Professor Olof Johnell is awarded every year during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress. The Award honors an individual who has contributed to the field of osteoporosis in a scientific or policy implementation area, worldwide. The candidates will be nominated by IOF members and the winner chosen by the IOF Board.

IOF Committee of National Societies Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Committee of National Societies Medal honors an individual who has made an important contribution to IOFs Committee of National Societies (CNS) through active participation in CNS activities and by expanding IOF's message and outreach in his/her country. An IOF Committee selects the winner, with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.

ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award

The "ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award" is intended to reward the work of a young researcher, who has already demonstrated his/her scientific merits without having yet reached a prominent academic position. Numerous awards are dedicated to young promising scientists and other honor the "Masters and Mentors" for their overall work. Nevertheless, there is in between a gap, in the recognition of those who represent the next generation of leaders.

2022 ESCEO Medal of Excellence

The "ESCEO Medal of Excellence" is a prize intended to honor and reward an outstanding contribution to the field of bone, joint and muscle from an established researcher

ESCEO-IOF Herbert Fleisch Medal

The "ESCEO-IOF Herbert Fleisch Medal" is intended to reward a researcher who has made outstanding and innovative contribution in basic or translational science. The award is named in honor of Herbert Fleisch, a renowned researcher whose pioneering work has greatly influenced the understanding of bone and mineral metabolism.