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.

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H Fleisch Week: 15-19 March 2021

The IFMRS will be hosting a series of virtual workshops, led by experts in the field of musculoskeletal research. For more details and to register please click HERE.
The workshops are FREE to all members of IFMRS member organizations

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.

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

IFMRS-hosted session at ASBMR 2020

Joint IFMRS-ECTS session at ECTS 2020

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

ORS 2021
Annual Meeting

12-16 February 2021

ISCD 2021
Annual Meeting

3-6 March 2021

ECTS 2021
Digital Congress

Live Prime Time 6-8 May 2021
ECTS@Home on 19-20 May,
10-11 June, 18 June 2021

26th Annual

October 2021
Sydney, Australia