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
  • Developing an on-line learning environment HubLE
  • Opening membership to all musculoskeletal disciplines
  • Increasing exposure for all member societies through social media, joint sessions at meetings, and development of the website
  • Developing education programmes for extending into emerging countries

Leadership

Roland Baron

Roland Baron DDS, PhD
IFMRS Co-Chair

Bente Langdahl

Bente Langdahl MD, DMSc
IFMRS Co-Chair

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Markus Seibel MD, PHD, FRACP
IFMRS Treasurer

 

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D. Rick Sumner PhD
IFMRS Secretary

 

Robert Blank

Robert Blank

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)

Nicola Napoli

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Mark Forwood

The Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS)

Dr. Guillermo Martínez Díaz-Guerra

Sociedad Española de Investigación Ósea y Metabolismo Mineral (SEIOMM)

Ling Qin

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)

Scott Byrne

Molecular & Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia (MEPSA)

Egon Perilli

Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)

Ralph Müller

International Society of Bone Morphometry

IFMRS Committees and Working Groups

Future Global Leaders

Julie Anne Sterling (ASBMR) Co-Chair
Karl Lewis (ORS) Co-Chair
Xiaowei Sherry Liu (ICMRS)
Toshihide Mizoguchi (JSBMR)

Tania Winzenberg (ANZBMS)
Meghan Lawrence (ASBMR)
Nicolas Bonnet (ECTS)

Big Data Working Group

ASBMR (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research)
Lynda Bonewald (Co-chair)
Jane Lian
Doug Kiel
David Karasik
ANZBMS (Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society)
Emma Duncan (Co-chair)
European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)
Fernando Rivadeneira
International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS)
Jian Li
Ling Qin

Japanese Society of Bone and Mineral Research (JSBMR)
Yuuki Imai
Yoshiya Tanaka
Ibero American Society of Osteology and Mineral Metabolism (SIBOMM)
Merce Giner
Aranzazu Rodriguez de Gortázar Alonso-Villalobos
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Nidhi Bhutani
Muhammad Farooq Rai
Jennifer Westendorf
Elizabeth Yanik
International Society for Bone Morphometry
Ralph Müller

Staff

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Amanda Sherwood
IFMRS Executive Director

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