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Today, the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) have awarded the 2022 ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award to UK researcher Dr Nicholas Fuggle MBBS BSc MRCP PGCert HBE.  

The prestigious annual Award, presented at the virtual WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2022 Congress, recognizes young investigators in the field who have demonstrated outstanding scientific merit early in their careers.

Dr Fuggle is an National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Lecturer at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre at the University of Southhampton investigating the determinants of musculoskeletal ageing. He is the Lead of the Clinical Artificial Intelligence special interest group at the Alan Turing Institute, and Honorary Secretary of the International Society for Digital Health.  Having completed his medical degree and intercalated BSc at Imperial College Dr Fuggle has held a research fellowship at St George’s University London, investigating the role of periodontitis in rheumatoid arthritis, and NIHR academic clinical fellowship in rheumatology at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre (University of Southampton), researching the epidemiology of musculoskeletal diseases of ageing within the Hertfordshire Cohort. Dr Fuggle is currently a member of the ESCEO Committee of Scientific Advisors and the Capture the Fracture Partnership® Policy Steering Committee. He is an editorial board member of the peer-reviewed journals Osteoporosis International, Calcified Tissue International, and Archives of Osteoporosis

Professor Jean-Yves Reginster, ESCEO President and Co-Chair of WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2022 noted:

“The ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award is awarded to a young investigator who has demonstrated outstanding scientific merit early in his or her career, prior to reaching a prominent academic position, and who is expected to be a future thought-leader in the musculoskeletal field. We are delighted to present this prestigious award to Dr Fuggle who has already made significant contributions to research in the fields of musculoskeletal ageing, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, epigenetics, and digital healthcare. We also thank him for his valuable support and commitment to advancing secondary fracture prevention through his role in the IOF Capture the Fracture® programme.”

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About the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO)
Held jointly by IOF and ESCEO, the WCO-IOF-ESCEO annual congress is the world’s largest forum for the presentation of clinical research and new advances in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders, including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, sarcopenia, and frailty. The WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2022 is held as a virtual Congress. For complete information visit
https://virtual.wco-iof-esceo.org/   
The WCO-IOF-ESCO 2023 is planned from May 4-7, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. 

About ESCEO
The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to a close interaction between clinical scientists dealing with rheumatic disorders, pharmaceutical industry developing new compounds in this field, regulators responsible for the registration of such drugs and health policymakers, to integrate the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis within the comprehensive perspective of health resources utilization. The objective of ESCEO is to provide practitioners with the latest clinical and economic information, allowing them to organize their daily practice, in an evidence-based medicine perspective, with a cost-conscious perception. https://www.esceo.org/

About IOF
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the world's largest nongovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. IOF members, including committees of scientific researchers as well as more than 300 patient, medical and research organizations, work together to make fracture prevention and healthy mobility a worldwide heath care priority. https://www.osteoporosis.foundation  @iofbonehealth