In 2013, the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) made a commitment to expand and enhance our interactions with our global community by increasing our engagement with members living outside the US, partnering with like-minded and mission-driven organizations, and involving key stakeholders in this endeavor. It was in that same year that the informal collaboration of orthopaedic research societies, who had organized the triennial Combined Meeting, first organized in 1992, established a formal coalition now called the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS).
(Theodore Miclau, III, MD, Chair, ICORS Steering Committee; Co-Chair, International Organizing Committee)
ICORS, is chaired by Ted Miclau, MD, who, as President of the ORS in 2013, led the way to formalize this organization. ICORS includes orthopaedic research societies and organizations such as the Australia/New Zealand ORS, British ORS, Canadian ORS, Chinese ORS, European ORS, Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Korean ORS, Taiwan ORS, and the Orthopaedic Research Society, among several others. ICORS also includes two Associate Scientific Member organizations, the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society and the AO Foundation.
Currently, there are three organizations that are in the process of becoming an ICORS member organizations and are considered candidate members: Asian Pacific ORS, Turkish Orthopedic Research Council, and the Indian Orthopaedic Research Society. ORS is very proud to be a founding member of the ICORS and is pleased to be a part of this larger and diverse orthopaedic community. Organizations seeking to get involved in ICORS can contact the ORS business office.
(Group Photo of 2016 ICORS-Xian)
2016 Xian Thank you Letter
September 21 – 25, 2016 in the beautiful city of Xi’an, China. ICORS 2016 was hosted by the Chinese Orthopaedic Research Society who had organized an excellent scientific program that highlighted workshops, scientific papers and posters, as well as an excellent social program. Despite the long history of the Combined Meeting, which many of you may be familiar, this meeting marked the first official ICORS inaugural meeting.
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