About ORS Sections
What Are Sections?
A section is a small, intimate community of like-minded peers that promote the common interest of ORS members in a specific area of research related to orthopaedics and the musculoskeletal system.
Each ORS Section is diverse and unique in different areas of musculoskeletal research.
Why should I join a section?
- Communicate and interact with fellow ORS Section members through newsletters, the Section website, social media outlets, online Section Member only community forums, section related events/programs, and the annual ORS Section Scientific Meeting at the ORS Annual Meeting
- Networking opportunities with fellow colleagues within a similar special interest area and research community
- Professional development opportunities through ORS Section related programs
- Keep up to date with new developments in research in that specific ORS Section
- Participating in an ORS Section is a great way to become involved in the ORS
Discussions about the development of ORS Sections began. There was interest in the ORS membership to form a smaller focused community based on specific areas of research.
Sections, or a smaller intimate community within the ORS, would aim to facilitate career and leadership development, networking, in addition to staying current in the field of the latest discoveries to related to the Section’s main topic area(s).
The ORS Spine Section was launched and held their first meeting during the 2015 ORS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ORS Spine Section held a Special Rising Star Session during the ORS PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium November 2015 held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The ORS Meniscus Section was launched and held their first meeting during the ORS 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
The ORS Preclinical Models Section was launched and held their first meeting during the ORS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
The ORS Orthopaedic Implants Section was launched and held their first meeting during the ORS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR) announced their new partnership and the establishment of the ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ORS ISFR). This collaboration allows both organizations to combine their collective resources and move forward together to ensure the growth in the field of Fracture Repair.
The ORS ISFR held their first meeting during the ORS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. ORS ISFR also organized and hosted a Segmental Bone Defects Workshop held June 23, 2017 in Marseille, France.
The ORS Tendon Section was launched and held their first meeting during the ORS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
The ORS Meniscus Section organized and hosted their first satellite meeting Knowledge Gaps in the Field of Meniscus Research held Friday, March 9, 2019 in conjunction with the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The ORS Tendon Section organized and hosted their first satellite meeting as a section
Discovery to Delivery in Tendon Research: Team Approaches held November 15-17, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.
The ORS ISFR organized and hosted their first satellite meeting as a section known as The 16th Biennial Meeting of the ORS ISFR (formerly International Society for Fracture Repair) held November 2018 in Kyoto, Japan.
All ORS Section Scientific Meetings were incorporated into the ORS 2019 Annual Meeting program.
ORS Sections hosted scientific meetings combining programming for Section members only and open to all meeting attendees.
ORS Research Section Scientific Meetings were held live during the first ever virtual ORS 2021 Annual Meeting, All Access held February 12-16, 2021.
The seventh Section, ORS Strategies in Clinical Research Section, launched in June 2021. The mission of the section is to create and expand a forum for orthopaedic clinical researchers to exchange ideas, and to collaborate on and catalyze new concepts in orthopaedic clinical research methodology and appraisal.
All ORS Research Sections report to the ORS Board of Directors and abide by the ORS Bylaws. Each Section will also develop their own initiatives and goals that align with the ORS2025 Mission: to accelerate musculoskeletal discovery to improve health and Vision: a world without musculoskeletal limitations.
Each Section contains its core Section Officer executive committee: Section Chair, Section Chair Elect, Section Past Chair, Section Secretary, Section Treasurer, and the Section Research & Education Chair(s).
Other additional Section Officers that may serve as part of the leadership may include: Section Membership Chair, Section Communications Chair, and Section Member-at-Large.
There are also many Section members who serve as volunteers on Section Committees: Awards, Membership, Research & Education, Communications, and more.
Section Officer and committee volunteer positions create volunteer opportunities to get involved for its members and assist in achieving Section initiatives or activities.
Sections may have also contain Section Committees such as Membership, Research & Education, Communications, and more that create volunteer opportunities to get involved for its members and support of Section initiatives or activities.
- Inspire collaboration and networking
- Encourages new members to join both ORS and Section
- Enhances member engagement
- Recognizes excellence in research related to Section interest
- Supports career and leadership development
- Creates a smaller intimate community within the larger ORS community and meeting
- Encourages members to submit work to be published in JOR and JOR Spine
- Shares the cutting edge research similar to Section topics/research interests
Since ORS Sections are integral parts of the Society, Section membership requires membership in the ORS. All current members of the ORS are eligible to join one or more Sections of the ORS paying appropriate Section membership dues.
If you are currently an ORS member, and would like to add a Section membership, please complete the Join an ORS Research Section application.
Not a Current Member of ORS?
Join the ORS and an ORS Section today by completing the online membership application.