Big Steps Forward: Osteoporosis and bone disease


Keeping bones strong over a lifetime is a longstanding challenge for medical health research and treatment. Distinguished Professor Ian Reid’s 30 year research career has led to discoveries and new treatments that can improve bone health. In this lecture, he will discuss the impact and treatment of bone diseases, including osteoporosis and Paget’s disease.

Tour details

NELSON | 6pm Wednesday 28 September
Annesbrook Church, 40 Saxton Road West, Stoke

DUNEDIN | 5.30pm Thursday 29 September
Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, Great King Street

WANAKA | 6pm Friday 30 September
Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby Street
$5 entry fee at door

PALMERSTON NORTH | 7.30pm Tuesday 4 October
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High School, Featherston Street

WELLINGTON | 6pm Wednesday 5 October
Aronui Lecture Theatre, Te Whare Aparangi, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon

NAPIER | 6pm Thursday 6 October
MTG Century Theatre, 1 Tennyson Street

Professor Ian Reid will also be giving his talk Big Steps Forward at Cafe Scientifique Tauranga on 17 October.

Distinguished Professor Ian Reid, MD FRSNZ


Ian Reid is a Distinguished Professor in Medicine at the University of Auckland, where he is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. His research interests include calcium metabolism and osteoporosis. He is a past-president of the International Bone and Mineral Society and a recipient of the Bartter Award award from the American Society of Bone & Mineral Research and the Haddad Award from the European Calcified Tissue Society.  His research is supported by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.  In 2015 he was awarded the Liley Medal and the 2015 Rutherford Medal and together with his research group received the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prize. 

The 2016 Rutherford Lecture tour is a partnership between the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Health Research Council and is supported by Osteoporosis New Zealand