1) 2019 ESCEO-Eli Lilly Scholarships

The WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2019 is very proud to announce that the ESCEO-Health Care Provider Scholarships will be supported by Eli Lilly.

Value of the scholarships

  • Free registration to the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress 2019 in Paris, France
  • 1000 USD (if the applicant did not submit any abstract to the WCO 2019 Congress)
  • 1500 USD (if the applicant submitted an abstract as first or presenting author to the WCO 2019 Congress)


  • Prove less than 10 years since the completion of the highest degree
  • Recipients will attend the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2019 Congress in Paris on April 4-7, 2019
  • Recipients are physicians with a special interest (trained or training) in metabolic bone diseases and/or musculoskeletal disorders
  • Recipients must have their badge scanned on Saturday April 6, 2019 afternoon at the registration desk at the Palais des Congrès de Paris.
  • Recipients are citizens or residents of the following countries:

    • Algeria
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium*
    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Egypt
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Philippines
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Serbia
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • UAE
    • UK

How to apply
The applicant to the ESCEO-Eli Lilly Scholarships must click on this link, completely fill in the form and upload the following documents:

  • A copy of the applicant’s passport or ID.
  • If an abstract has been submitted, a copy of the abstract submitted on the official abstract submission website between October 1st, 2018 and January 28th, 2019 ( if submission. Recipient must be the first or presenting author of the abstract.

Applications will only be validated after the receipt of a confirmation email from Humacom (no exception will be granted).


  • Applications with an abstract: February 15, 2019 – In case of an application with an abstract, the applicant must send the copy of the submitted abstract together with the notification email received early February. Please kindly note that the deadline to submit an abstract is January 28, 2019.
  • Applications without an abstract: February 15, 2019

Scholarship recipients will be selected from February 15, 2019 and notice will be provided no later than March 1, 2019.

The Scholarships will be presented during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2019 Congress on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 18h40 to 19h40 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris.

Failure to have the badge scanned on Saturday April 6, 2019 afternoon at the registration desk at the Palais des Congrès de Paris will result in the cancellation of the Scholarship (no exception will be granted).

2) IOF President's Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President's Award honour 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.

3) IOF Medal of Achievement

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Medal of Achievement honours 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, which includes CHF 1500 in prize money, 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.

4) IOF Olof Johnell Science Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Olof Johnell Science Award, named in honour of the late Professor Olof Johnell is awarded every year during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress. The Award honours an individual who has contributed to the field of osteoporosis in a scientific or policy implementation area, worldwide. The award winner also receives CHF 1500 in prize money. The candidates will be nominated by IOF members and the winner chosen by the IOF Board.

5) IOF Committee of National Societies Award

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Committee of National Societies Medal honours 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.

6) ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award

The "IOF-ESCEO 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.

7) 2019 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.

8) 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.