Conference 2015

The MEPSA Scientific Meeting in 2015 was a joint meeting with the ANZ Bone and Mineral Society and the Matrix Biology Society of ANZ at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania from 1-4 November.


  • Prof Mariusz Ratajczak (University of Louisville, USA) – invited by MEPSA
  • Dr Laiguan Ng (A*STAR, Singapore) – invited by MEPSA
  • Mike Briggs (Newcastle University, UK)
  • Henry Kronenberg (MGH & Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Dennis McGonagle (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Jerry Turnbull (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Marian Young (NIH, USA)


  • Stem cells
  • The bone-enthesis interface
  • Tissue engineering
  • The bone-endocrine interface in the clinic
  • Bone marrow progenitor cells
  • Comparative immunology
  • Osteo-clinical cases
  • Biochemistry and cell biology of the extracellular matrix
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D in skin and bone
  • Cell-matrix interactions
  • The bone-cartilage interface
  • Development of the musculoskeletal system