Who we are

The IFMRS is an international, not for profit federation of musculoskeletal research societies dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of bone and mineral research. The IFMRS mission is to advance musculoskeletal research globally in order to prevent and treat musculoskeletal diseases by collaborating with international societies to share resources, raise public awareness and provide education. 

Our Mission

The mission of the IFMRS is to advance musculoskeletal research globally in order to prevent and treat musculoskeletal diseases by collaborating with international societies to share resources, raise public awareness and provide education.

The IFMRS activities over the next couple of years will focus on:

  • Expanding the Big Data project
  • Opening membership
  • Providing exchange grants and training courses
  • Introducing a future global leaders group
  • Increasing exposure for all member societies through social media, joint sessions at meetings, and development of the website.

Leadership

Roland Baron

Roland Baron DDS, PhD
Co-Chair

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Bente Langdahl

Bente Langdahl MD, DMSc
Co-Chair

European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)

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Markus Seibel MD, PHD, FRACP
Treasurer

Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS)

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D. Rick Sumner PhD
Secretary

Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

Robert Blank

Robert Blank

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)

Dr. Guillermo Martínez Díaz-Guerra

Sociedad Española de Investigación Ósea y Metabolismo Mineral (SEIOMM)

X Edward Guo

X. Edward Guo PhD

International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS)

Juan Jose Scali

The Iberoamerican Society of Osteology and Mineral Metabolism (SIBOMM) 

Sakae Tanaka

Sakae Tanaka MD, PhD

Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research (JSBMR)

IFMRS Committees and Working Groups

Future Global Leaders

Julie Anne Sterling – Chair
Xiaowei Sherry Liu – Representing ICMRS
Toshihide Mizoguchi – Representing JSBMR
Karl Lewis- Representing ORS

Tania Winzenberg – Representing ABZBMS
Meghan Lawrence – Representing ASBMR
Nicolas Bonnet – Representing ECTS

Big Data Working Group

Lynda Bonewald – Co-chair
Emma Duncan – Co-chair
Jose Aguillar
Jonathan Gordon
Shiro Ikegawa
Yuuki Imai
David Karasik
Douglasl Kiel
Jian Li
Jane Lian

Craig Munns
Tomoki Nakashima
Wes Pike
Fernando Rivadeneira
Tim Spector
Gary Stein
Yoshiya Tanaka
Konstantino Tserotas
Jennifer Westendorf

Staff

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Amanda Sherwood
IFMRS Executive Director

Telephone: +44 (0) 1454 61 0255 
E-mail: ifmrs@ifmrs.org