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Štěpán Jan J.

Prof., MUDr., DrSc.
Born on July 2, 1940

  • Osteology, endocrinology, enzymology
  • Member of Learned Society since 1995

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1964, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague (summa cum laude);
  • 1976, CSc.; 1986, DrSc.; 1991, Associate Professor; 1996, Full Professor.
  • In training: Universities at Prague, Jena, Amsterdam, London, Loma Linda, California (USA)

Employment and academic positions:

  • Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Department of Third Internal Medicine

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Member, Committee of European Calcified Tissues Society
  • Member, Scientific Committee of International Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Member, International Bone and Mineral Society
  • Member, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Notable awards:

  • 1990, Award, Ministry of Health
  • 1995, Charvát Award


  • Monographs: 34; papers in peer-reviewed journals: 129.
  • SCI: over 1,400.

Selected publications:

  • J. Štěpán: Syndrom osteoporózy (The Syndrome of Osteoporosis). Prague, Avicenum, 1991
  • WHO Study Group: Assessment of Fracture Risk and its Application to Screening for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. WHO Technical reports Series 843, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1994
  • J. Štěpán: Enzyme tests in bone disease. In: Enzyme Tests In Diagnosis (Moss D. W., Rosalki S. B., Eds.). Oxford University Press, New York 157 (1996)
  • J. Štěpán., J. Pospíchal, J. Presl, V. Pacovský: Bone loss and biochemical indi-ces of bone remodeling in surgically-induced postmenopausal women. Bone 8, 279 (1987)
  • J. Štěpán., M. Lachman, J. Zvěřina, V. Pacovský, D.J. Baylink: Castrated men exhibit bone loss. Effect of calcitonin treatment on biochemical indices of bone remodeling. J. Clin. Endocr. Metab. 69, 523 (1989)
  • M. Weichetová,  J. Štěpán., D. Michalská, T. Haas, H.A.P. Pols, A.G. Uiterlinden: COLIA1 Polymorphism Contributes to Bone Mineral Density to Assess Prevalent Wrist Fractures. Bone 26, 287 (2000)
  • J. Štěpán: Prediction of bone loss in postmenopausal women. Osteopor. Int. 11 (Suppl.6), 45-54 (2000)
  • J. Štěpán., P. Burckhardt, P., Hána, V.: The effects of three-month intravenous ibandronate on bone mineral density and bone remodeling in Klinefelter’s syndrome: the influence of vitamin D deficiency and hormonal status. Bone 33, 589 (2003)
  • J. Štěpán., V. Zikán: Calcitonin load test to assess the efficacy of salmon calcitonin. Clin. Chim. Acta 336, 49 (2003)
  • J. Štěpán: Clinical utility of bone markers in the evaluation and follow-up of osteoporotic patients. J. Endocrinol. Invest. 26, 458 (2003)

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.