ORS Strategic Partners

ORS is interested in developing partnerships and collaborations dedicated to research, outreach and education worldwide.

ORS Outreach and Collaboration Activities

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

ORS was founded in 1954 by AAOS members who had a strong interest in research and recognized the importance of research to the profession, and to the future of patient care. ORS partners with the AAOS on many programs throughout the year;

Board of Specialty Societies

ORS is a member of the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies. We have four members that participate regularly in the BOS, including the ORS President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, and the Executive Director.

The BOS (or COMSS) was, originally created in 1984 as the Council of Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies, brings together the leaders of musculoskeletal societies to address issues of mutual concern, such as advocacy, continuing medical education, research and residency and fellowship issues. The BOS serves as a resource and advisory entity to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, the BOS promotes unity and collaboration between the specialty societies and the AAOS.

International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (I-CORS)

The International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (I-CORS) serves as a forum, which gathers together a global community of musculoskeletal researchers; basic, translational, and clinical.

The Combined Meeting was launched in 1992 by founding member societies; Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, European Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Japanese Orthopaedic Association. The meeting has convened every three years since 1992 and rotated to the different country organizations.

In 2007, several new orthopaedic research societies were invited to participate by the Orthopaedic Research Society in the 6th Combined Meeting held in Honolulu, Hawaii; Australia/New Zealand ORS, British ORS, Korean ORS, and the Taiwanese ORS.

In 2010, the Chinese Orthopaedic Research Society was invited to participate in the 7th Combined Meeting hosted by the Japanese Orthopaedic Association in Kyoto, Japan.

On October 15, 2013, at the 8th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies hosted by the European Orthopaedic Research in Venice, Italy, a new alliance was formed; the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies. Nine organizations were selected and approved as the founding members; Australia/New Zealand ORS, British ORS, Canadian ORS, Chinese ORS, European ORS, Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Korean ORS, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Taiwanese ORS.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)

ORS is proud to be a founding member of the OREF.

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is an independent, 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to support research and education on diseases and injuries of bones, joints, nerves, and muscles. OREF-funded research educations enhance clinical care, leading to improved health, increased activity, and a better quality of life for patients. The success and impact of the Society’s research and education effort is dependent upon your support. The ORS has been able to fund many important programs that are important to the future of orthopaedics; the ORS/OREF/AAOS New Investigator Workshop, AAOS/ORS/OREF Clinician Scientist Development Program, and the ORS/OREF Travel Awards in Research Translation Award.

In 2014, the ORS in partnership with the OREF launched the ORS/OREF Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant and the Resident Research Grant, both were fully funded through the generous support of our donors.

International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS)

ORS is a founding member of the federation which is an international, not-for-profit bone and mineral research societies dedicated to promoting excellence in the field. The International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS) was started by the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in 2012 to bridge the gap between and open channels of communication among the numerous musculoskeletal research societies around the world. The aim of the federation is to maximize the scientific opportunities in bone and mineral research, and to foster a collaborative atmosphere amongst the global stakeholders.