Get Involved

"Research is a collaborative effort.  ORS provides that fertile environment to share and learn." - Kristy Weber, MD, University of Pennsylvania, ORS Board of Directors

The ORS invites YOU to get involved with the Society through a variety of opportunities. ORS members are passionate about advancing musculoskeletal research worldwide and dedicated to mold ORS to be a leading research community.  Please note for most forms you will be required to login as an existing user before completing the application to get involved. Thank you for your interest. Please see the current opportunities below!

ORS Program Committee - Active Members - Clinicians, Engineers, Orthopaedic Surgeons

ORS seeks 2 Active Members to serve a 2-year term on the ORS Program Committee

Program Committee Mission: Strengthen the ORS Annual Meeting as the forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary, diverse, and innovative musculoskeletal research developments.

The ORS Program Committee (PC) plans the scientific programming at the annual meeting including identifying spotlight speakers, selection of workshops, helps review abstracts, finalize sessions prepared by the Topic Chairs, identify poster teaser abstracts, organizes poster sessions, and serves on the NIRA review committee.

Committee Projects/Tasks

  1. Develop programming to align with the ORS Strategic Plan.
  2. Identify and select Spotlight Speakers
  3. Review and select workshop applications submitted by members of the society.
  4. Ensure diversity among moderators and speakers.
  5. Serve on the NIRA Committee and review NIRA finalists during the NIRA Presentations at the meeting.

Requirements:

  1. An Active member who is an established investigator in good standing.
  2. Looking for a Clinician/Orthopadic Surgeon to serve a 2-year term 
  3. Looking for an Engineer to serve a 2-year term
  4. Must have served as a Topic Chair and/or reviewer
  5. Participation in scheduled monthly conference calls/committee meetings
  6. Participate in the two-day meeting in October in Rosemont, IL
  7. Participation in the committee meeting scheduled during ORS Annual Meeting

Must not be serving on any other ORS committees or sections after the 2017 Annual Meeting.  

If you are interested in serving in this role, we encourage you to apply.  Your application should be submitted no later than January 18, 2017

ORS Program Committee - Active Members - Biologists

ORS seeks 1 Active Member to serve a 3-year term on the ORS Program Committee

Program Committee Mission: Strengthen the ORS Annual Meeting as the forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary, diverse, and innovative musculoskeletal research developments.

The ORS Program Committee (PC) would like to encourage active members to apply to serve a 3-year term on the Program Committee.  We are seeking members who are aware of most innovative and novel musculoskeletal research and topics of relevance for presentation at the meeting. Have previously served as a Topic Chair in the past few years or have served on other committee within the ORS within the past few years.

Committee Projects/Tasks

  1. Develop programming to align with the ORS Strategic Plan.
  2. Identify and select Spotlight Speakers
  3. Review and select workshop applications submitted by members of the society.
  4. Finalize sessions prepared by the Topic Chairs
  5. Ensure diversity among moderators and speakers.
  6. First year chairs the NIRA Committee
  7. Sits on the Annual Meeting Committee
  8. First year only sits on the Awards and Recognition Committee

Requirements:

  1. An Active member who is an established investigator in good standing.
  2. Looking for a Biologist to serve a 3 year term.
  3. Must have served as a previous Topic Chair and/or reviewer
  4. Participation in scheduled monthly conference calls/committee meetings
  5. Participate in the two-day meeting in October in Rosemont, IL
  6. Participation in the committee meeting scheduled during ORS Annual Meeting

Must not be serving on any other ORS committees or sections after the 2017 Annual Meeting.  

If you are interested in serving in this role, we encourage you to apply.  Your application should be submitted no later than January 18, 2017

ORS Program Committee - Associate Members - Students, Trainees 

ORS seeks 1 Associate Member to serve on the ORS Program Committee

Program Committee Mission: Strengthen the ORS Annual Meeting as the forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary, diverse, and innovative musculoskeletal research developments.

The ORS Program Committee (PC) plans the scientific programming at the annual meeting including identifying spotlight speakers, selection of workshops, helps review abstracts, finalize sessions prepared by the Topic Chairs, identify poster teaser abstracts, organizes poster sessions, and serves on the NIRA review committee.

Committee Projects/Tasks

  1. Develop programming to align with the ORS Strategic Plan
  2. Identify and select Spotlight Speakers
  3. Review and select workshop applications submitted by members of the society.
  4. Ensure diversity among moderators and speakers.

Requirements:

  1. An Associate member who is an established investigator in good standing.
  2. Participation in scheduled conference calls/committee meetings
  3. Participate in the two-day meeting in October in Rosemont, IL
  4. Participation in the committee meeting scheduled during ORS Annual Meeting

Must not be serving on any other ORS committees or sections after the 2017 Annual Meeting.  

If you are interested in serving in this role, we encourage you to apply.  Your application should be submitted no later than January 18, 2017