The 2016 annual ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting was held at Orlando on March 5th, 2016. More than 120 ICMRS members and invited guests attended the meeting. After a special dinner and socializing event, the meeting was kick started with welcome remarks by Dr. Tingting Tang, Chair of Program Committee and President-Elect. This was followed by a speech from the President, Dr. James Wang. He detailed the latest developments in ICMRS, especially the transformation of ICMRS to a paid-membership society. Dr. Linda J. Sandell, from the Washington University in St. Louis, and the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, then delivered the keynote address entitled “Genetics of Cartilage Repair and Osteoarthritis”.
A major event in the meeting was the announcement of three winners of the Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards. Shao-wei Wang from the Medical School of Brown University, Huan-xiong Chen from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Wei Tong from University of Pennsylvania each received an award plaque and a $300 check. The award ceremony was followed by an introduction to ICOBR, 2016 by Dr. Yi-xian Qin, an ICMRS Board of Director, and an introduction to the Journal of Orthopaedic Translation by Dr. Lin Qin, the Chief Editor of this journal. The President of CORS, Dr. Zhuo-jing Luo, an invited attendee of this meeting introduced the 2016 ICORS meeting in Xian.
For more information about the conference, please visit the ICMRS website. Please see the photo gallery from the meeting.