Current Joint Sessions

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IFMRS Musculoskeletal Genomics Knowledge Portal 
• Noel Burtt PhD, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
• Douglas Kiel MD, MPH, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, United States
September 20, 12:00 PM-12:40 PM
W315/Orange County Convention Center

More information from the ASBMR website

24nd Congress of the Spanish Society for Bone and Mineral Metabolism Research (SEIOMM)
6-18 October 2019, Congress Palace in Girona, (Spain)
Joint IFMRS/SEIOMM Session
Friday, October 18 at 10:00
Mechanisms of Cellular Senescence in the Bone Tissue
Joshua Farr (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, USA)

ORS 2020 Annual Meeting 8-11 February 2020, Phoenix, Arizona

Single Cell Omics for Musculoskeletal Research

Organized by The Big Data Workgroup of the IFMRS -Jennifer Westendorf, PhD and Muhammad Farooq Rai, PhD

Past IFMRS Events

3rd Herbert Fleisch Workshop

Thank you to all delegates, speakers and sponsors who attended the H Fleisch meeting in Bruges 17-19 March 2019

A report from the meeting is published in Bone.  A copy of the accepted manuscript can be viewed here

Comments from some of the delegates

Herbert Fleisch Workshop History

The first Herbert Fleisch Workshop was held in 2014. Click HERE to download a PDF of the Meeting Report.

The second Herbert Fleisch Workshop was held in 2016. Click HERE to download a PDF of the Meeting Report


Thank you to all who contributed to the success of our joint meeting with the ANZBMS and JSBMR in Brisbane, Australia.

Joint Meeting Report

The Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society were delighted to be join with the newly-formed International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies for their first joint meeting, in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Bone & Mineral Research.  The event proved to be a truly international meeting and a stunning success.

The scientific programme, overseen by representatives from each society, covered a diverse range of basic, translational and clinical research topics.  The meeting’s faculty included 20 international speakers from eight different countries on 3 continents, possible in part because of the generous support of constituent member societies of IFMRS  (ASBMR, ECTS, ORS and ICMRS) who each sponsored at least one speaker.  ANZBMS were also delighted to co-badge sessions with the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society and the Australian Rheumatology Association.  All in all, this enabled the creation of a panel of outstanding international, national and local speakers. 

The international nature of this meeting was also reflected in attendees, with over 400 participants drawn from 15 countries.  The number of submitted abstracts was almost double the number submitted to the 2016 ANZBMS ASM; and more than 25% of the submitted abstracts were incorporated into the programme as oral presentations.  Interestingly the proportion of clinical to basic abstracts changed from the ANZBMS’ usual ratio of 1:2 to a more even balance. We think this reflects a deliberate policy of enhancing clinical engagement in bone and mineral diseases. 

Additionally, there was a strong emphasis on fostering engagement with younger investigators; and the newly-formed ANZBMS Early Career Investigator Committee organized two events during the meeting to promote networking and interactions among the more junior attendees.  Both basic science and clinical satellite workshops were also held; these informal and interactive sessions proved extremely popular and registrations were sold-out well in advance. 

We were also delighted and grateful for the enthusiasm of pharma, who generously supported four industry-sponsored lunchtime or breakfast sessions during the meeting.

Finally, thanks are due to ASN Events, particularly Jim Fawcett and Jennifa Vo, for all their hard work, patience, enthusiasm and efficiency in all the behind-the-scenes organisation.

ANZBMS-IFMRS-JSBMR 2017 resulted in the best scientific and clinical program seen in Australia in recent memory.  From the perspective of the ANZBMS, our association with IFMRS and JSBMR in planning and participating in this conference together was extremely positive.  We look forward to future joint collaborations; and we sincerely hope that you enjoyed this historic meeting.

Comments from some of the delegates

Annual Scientific

27-30 October 2019

ORS 2020
Annual Meeting

08-11 February 2020
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

ECTS 2020
Annual Meeting

16-19 May 2020
Marseille, FRANCE

Vitamin D Workshop

17-20 August 2020

ASBMR 2020
Annual Meeting

11-14 September 2020
Seattle, USA

The 38th
Annual Meeting
of the JSBMR

09-12 October 2020