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  • 14 Mar 2016 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    The 2016 ICORS meeting, organized by the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies, will take place at Xi'an, China on September 21-25.

    Meeting website:  http://www.2016icors.org/

    Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2016

    Deadline of early birds for registration: July 31, 2016

    Please click on the picture below to see the full announcement. 


    Please click the picture below to watch the welcome video.

  • 07 Mar 2016 8:25 AM | Anonymous

    Dr. Fei Wang has presented some funding opportunities from NIAMS/NIH at the ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting in Orlando, FL on March 5, 2016.

    NIAMS PAs on Accelerating Research on Intervertebral Disc, R01 (PA-16-097) and R21 (PA-16-096)

    NIAMS RFAs on Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials, R01 (RFA-AR-17-003) and R21 (RFA-AR-17-004)

    NIAMS SBIR RFA Building Complex 3-Dimensional in Vitro Human Musculoskeletal and Skin Tissue Models, R43 (RFA-AR-17-005)

    NCATS Chip 2.0 – Disease Modeling Program in FY 2017 (Check out http://www.ncats.nih.gov/tissuechip for details and future RFAs)

    Please click here for her presentation.


  • 26 Jan 2016 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    Dr. Linda Sandell is the keynote speaker of 2016 ICMRS-ORS membership meeting at Orlando, Florida

    Genetics of Cartilage Repair and Osteoarthritis

    Dr. Linda Sandell,  Washington University

    8:00 PM, Saturday, March 5, 2016
    Durango 1-2, Disney’s Coronado Springs Convention Center


    Dr. Linda Sandell is the Mildred B. Simon Professor and Co-Director to the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at Washington University in St. Louis.  She has been a leader in the field of orthopaedic research, pioneering the use of molecular biologic techniques, protein biochemistry, large screening technologies, microscopy and computational biology to study cell responses to cartilage cell injury and the regulation of gene expression in connective tissues.

    Dr. Sandell received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Denver University, her Ph.D. in biochemistry at Northwestern University, and postdoctoral work in molecular biology at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Sandell was a faculty member at Rush Medical College in Chicago from 1982 to 1987, and at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1987 to 1997 when she moved to Washington University.  Dr. Sandell has authored more than 200 publications, in addition to three books and seven patents. She has provided extensive leadership in the orthopaedic research field having chaired three Gordon Conferences and numerous other conferences including co-founding the Cartilage Gordon Conference. She has been President of the Orthopaedic Research Society (2000), the Histochemical Society (2005-2007) and the Society for Matrix Biology (2006-2008).  In 2010, she received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and, in 2015,the Alfred E. Shands, MD. Award from the ORS. She is Past President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (2010- 2013).

    How can you get there?
    Meeting Address:
    Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

    1000 West Buena Vista Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, FL2830-8403

  • 16 Dec 2015 4:32 PM | Anonymous




    March 5th, 2016, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando


    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) will hold its 2016 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 5th, 2016at Orlando. The meeting is organized to provide a forum for ICMRS members to exchange the information in frontiers of all musculoskeletal research, to bridge the knowledge gap between the scholars from different research fields, to promote young investigators in the field for successful career developments, and to share the successful experience in career development by senior researchers. To recognize the achievement of young ICMRS members, three Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards will be given at the meeting. The winners will be announced during the membership meeting and each awardee will receive an award certificate/plaque and a $300 check. All applicants are asked to attend the meeting because the award will only be given to the recipients who attend. Applicants may find details about ICMRS at http://www.icmrs.net. The program of 2016 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting will be announced soon.


    1)    Current ICMRS member (for registration: http://www.icmrs.net/user/register)

    2)    First author of accepted ORS abstract for 2016 annual meeting

    3)    Current graduate and/or medical student; Post-doc or equivalent; Junior faculty and professionals who received PhD or MD in less than 5 years

    4)    Has not received the award previously

    5)    Applicants are not required to be Chinese heritage


    The accepted ICMRS abstract in both blind and un-blind formats should be submitted to the following e-mail address: icmrs.net@gmail.com no later than January 25 (Monday), 2016. The attached documents should be smaller than 10 MB. All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed in blind by a review panel appointed by the ICMRS Program Committee. The top scored abstracts will be selected as the winners. As a general rule, no more than one award will be given to the applicants from the same research laboratory/group.

    Meeting Information

    Time: Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

    Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando

    Registration: Free

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