The ORS is seeking applications for Research Interest Groups (RIGs) to take place at the ORS 2025 Annual Meeting, taking place February 7-11, 2025 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, July 19, 2024

Purpose of Research Interest Groups (RIGs)

RIGs foster the thoughtful exchange of ideas within the global multi-disciplinary community of the ORS by providing the opportunity to engage in informative, transformative, and live discussion with colleagues in a specific area of musculoskeletal research, whether basic, applied, or clinical. To explore content that is complementary or different to the ORS Annual Meeting, RIGs are encouraged to focus on unique approaches, methodologies, diseases, or connections that inspire brainstorming across our multi-disciplinary groups.

RIG Guidelines

• Organizers must be ORS members in good standing.
• The ORS does not provide funding for RIG organizers or speakers.
• Abstracts submitted and accepted for presentation (podium) at the ORS 2025 Annual Meeting are prohibited from being presented during a RIG.

What is Expected From the Organizers of RIGs

• A written plan for the content, focus, and target audience of the RIG.
• Names of all organizers and speakers.
• A post-RIG report on the attendance, its scientific relevance, and summary of next steps (if any).

What Organizers of RIGs Can Expect From ORS

• A review of the content / focus of the proposed RIG with final approval.
• Support from ORS in regard to logistics and promotion.
• Feedback / support after their event (if any).
• Support from ORS in regard to logistics, promotion, and evaluation.

If you are interested in organizing a RIG at the ORS 2025 Annual Meeting, please complete the 2025 Research Interest Groups (RIGs) Application and upload it per the instructions, by Friday, July 19, 2024. RIGs are scheduled in order of request and will be scheduled to ensure there are no conflicts with the main scientific program.