Pierre Delmas Prize

Pierre Delmas Prize
The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), with the support of Servier, grant an important scientific award named after the late Pierre D. Delmas. As Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Lyon, France, Director of the INSERM research unit 'Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis', Pierre Delmas was an outstanding scientist who directed essential basic and clinical research in metabolic bone diseases, particularly in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Additionally, as the Founding President of the IOF, he had a profound impact on the development of the global osteoporosis community.

The Pierre Delmas Prize will be awarded every year to an individual for outstanding and major scientific contributions to the study of bone and mineral diseases, and consists of a grant of € 40 000 and a medal. The Prize Committee is composed of scientists chosen within the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and ESCEO Scientific Advisory Board.

2015 Pierre Delmas Award

The Award was presented to Professor Jean-Yves Reginster at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Milan, Italy. Prof. Reginster was recognized for his long and distinguished career in which he was co-founder of IOF and founder of ESCEO, an eminent researcher in the field, and a leading contributor to the advancement of clinical treatment, advocacy, and health professional education in musculoskeletal diseases.

2014 Pierre Delmas Prize

Professor Cyrus Cooper was awarded the Prize in April 2014 at the IOF-ESCEO WCO in Seville, Spain. Cyrus Cooper is Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, and Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Oxford. As one of the world's most highly cited researchers in the field, Professor Cooper was recognized for his distinguished body of work in the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders .

2013 Pierre Delmas Prize

Maria Luisa Brandi MD, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University of Florence , was awarded the 2013 ESCEO-IOF Servier Pierre D. Delmas Prize on April 17, at the opening of the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis in Rome. Professor Brandi was honoured for her outstanding and major scientific contributions in cellular and molecular endocrinology as related to bone and mineral metabolism.

2012 Pierre Delmas Prize

The winner of the 2012 Pierre Delmas Prize was René Rizzoli, Professor of Medicine at University Hospitals of Geneva and head of the service of bone diseases at the Department of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, of which he is also the chairman. He is Vice Chair of IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors (having chaired the Committee for its first eight years) and is former president of the Swiss Association Against Osteoporosis. He is presently member of the IOF Executive Committee, and also chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis.

2011 Pierre Delmas Prize

Professor John Kanis was awarded the 2nd IOF-ESCEO-Servier Pierre Delmas Prize at  official ceremonies held during the European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ECCEO11-IOF) from March 23-26, 2011 in Valencia, Spain.

2010 Pierre Delmas Prize

The first Pierre Delmas Prize: An ESCEO-IOF/Servier Achievement Award was awarded to Professor Pierre Jean Meunier, Professor Emeritus at the Claude Bernard University of Lyon, France. In presenting the award, ESCEO President Professor Jean-Yves Reginster lauded Professor Meunier for his influential work in the field of osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases as well as his eminent role as a mentor and editor in the bone arena.