About the IFMRS

The IFMRS is an international, non-profit federation of musculoskeletal research societies. Our 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.

Strategic Plan 2021-2023

We have published our new Strategic Plan, which will guide the IFMRS for the next three years.

Among other things, the plan highlights the use of digital communications and digital platforms such as the MSK Knowledge Portal and HubLE to engage and share knowledge with an increasingly broad and diverse global audience, and our increasing focus on speaking with one voice to raise the profile of MSK research and influence effectively on behalf of our whole community.

We are grateful to our corporate partners

Ipsen - IFMRS Silver Partner
UCB - IFMRS Silver Partner
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Registration and abstract submissions are now open for our unique, 3-day residential workshop for early and mid-career researchers. Find out more about this event, including available travel grants.

The IFMRS Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal

The Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal (MSK-KP) is an open-access resource that aggregates, integrates, analyzes, and displays ‘omic results relevant to musculoskeletal traits and diseases. The MSK-KP will facilitate and accelerate musculoskeletal disease research by comprehensively amassing and distilling “big data” to make them accessible to all researchers. For more details click here.

MSK-KP-related Articles

There have been three recent articles relating to the MK-KP that have been published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and Nature Reviews Rheumatology. Click on each title below to read them:

Global Partners

The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health is an international alliance whose mission is to promote musculoskeletal health and science worldwide to reduce the burden and cost of musculoskeletal conditions to individuals, carers and society worldwide.

IFMRS Member Organisation Events

ECTS 2022
Annual Meeting

7-10 May 2022
Helsinki, Finland

KSBMR 2022
Annual Meeting

26-28 May 2022
Seoul, Republic of Korea

ISBM 2022
Annual Meeting

10-13 July 2022
Odense, Denmark

ICCBH - IFMRS Affiliate Member

Bone School

29 June - 1 July 2022
Dublin, Ireland