Who we are

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.

Leadership - IFMRS Board of Directors

Roland Baron

Roland Baron

IFMRS Co-Chair

Bente Langdahl

Bente Langdahl

IFMRS Co-Chair


D. Rick Sumner

IFMRS Treasurer

Nicola Napoli (ASBMR)

Nicola Napoli

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Gudrun Stenbeck (ECTS)

Gudrun Stenbeck

European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)

Mark Forwood (ANZBMS)

Mark Forwood

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

Ling Qin (ICMRS)

Ling Qin

International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS)

Seiji Fukomoto (JSBMR)

Seiji Fukumoto

Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research (JSBMR)

Jennifer Westondorf (ORS)

Jennifer Westondorf

Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

Juan Jose Scali

The Iberoamerican Society of Osteology and Mineral Metabolism (SIBOMM)

Luca Brun (AAOMM)

Lucas Brun

Asociación Argentina de Osteología y Metabolismo Mineral (AAOMM)

Egon Perilli (ANZORS)

Egon Perilli

Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)

Rob Daly (ANZSSFR)

Rob Daly

Australian & New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia & Frailty Research (ANZSSFR)

Bram van der Eerden (BAMS)

Bram van der Eerden

The International Bone Marrow Adiposity Society (BAMS)

Claire Edwards (CABS)

Claire Edwards

Cancer and Bone Society (CABS)

Pia Eiken (DKS)

Pia Eiken

Danish Bone Society (DKS)

Ralph Muller (ISBM)

Ralph Müller

International Society of Bone Morphometry (ISBM)

Robert Blank (ISCD)

Robert Blank

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)

Masaru Ishii (JSO)

Masaru Ishii

Japanese Society for Osteoimmunology (JSO)

Yumie Rhee (KSBMR)

Yumie Rhee

Korean Society for Bone and Mineral Research (KSBMR)

Scott Byrne (MEPSA)

Scott Byrne

Molecular & Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia (MEPSA)

Manuel Naves Diaz (SEIOMM)

Manuel Naves Díaz

Sociedad Española de Investigación Ósea y Metabolismo Mineral (SEIOMM)

Corporate Partners

We are grateful to our Gold and Silver Corporate Partners:

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics.

Kyowa Kirin - IFMRS Gold Partner

Kyowa Kirin is an R&D-based life sciences company with special strengths in biotechnology. The Kyowa Kirin Group companies strive to contribute to the health and well-being of people around the world by creating new value through the pursuit of advances in life sciences and technologies.


Ipsen is a leading global biopharmaceutical company focused on innovation and Specialty Care. It develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas – Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. Active in the rare diseases field for many years, Ipsen brings scientific advancements to patients and invests significantly in R&D, leveraging global expertise and a local presence. Ipsen is committed to making innovative new treatments available to people living with rare diseases.

UCB - Silver Sponsor

UCB’s ambition is to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases. Keeping patients at the center of their work and driven by science, UCB focuses on neurology and immunology disorders. UCB is continuously working to advance science and embrace new knowledge by leveraging scientific advances and skills in areas such as genetics, biomarkers and human biology.

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare and disabling genetic condition in which skeletal muscle and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments, are gradually replaced by bone.  This independent educational program aims to raise awareness and highlight the advances being made which have the potential to change the outlook for people with FOP.

See below for the benefits of Corporate Partnership with IFMRS

IFMRS Committees and Working Groups

Big Data Core Group

Lynda Bonewald (ASBMR) – Chair
Jane Lian (ASBMR)
Doug Kiel (ASBMR)
David Karasik (ASBMR)
Jen Westendorf (ORS)
Farooq Rai (ORS)
Jonathan Tobias (ECTS)
Kyoung-Min Kim (KSBMR)
Qing Wu (ICMRS)
Yuuki Imai (JSBMR)
John Kemp (ANZBMS)
Keishi Fujio (JSO)

Carolina Medina Gomez (ECTS)
Frank Rauch (ICCBH)
Hakan Nero (OARSI)

Future Global Leaders Core Group

Terms of Reference

Karl Lewis (ORS) – Chair
Katharina Jähn-Rickert (ECTS)
Elisabeth Winter (ECTS)
Julie Rhoades (CABS)
Erica Scheller (BMAS)
Meghan McGee-Lawrence (ASBMR)
David Scott (ANZSSFR)
Jie Shen (ICMRS)
Kazuo Okamoto (JSO)
Toshihide Mizoguchi (JSBMR)
Sabashini Ramchand (ANZBMS)
Josh Lewis (ANZBMS)

Celia Gregson – SAMSON rep (SAMSON)
Alex Ireland (ICCBH)
Benny Antony (OARSI)

International Education Core Group

Terms of Reference

Mark Forwood (ANZBMS) – Chair
Karl Lewis (ORS)
Gudrun Stenbeck (ECTS)
Rob Blank (ISCD)
Patricia Juarez (CABS)
Solomon Yu (ANZSSFR)
Lin Han (ICMRS)
Takeshi Miyamoto (JSO)
Yoshiya Tanaka (JSBMR)
Kenji Hata (JSBMR)
Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra (ASBMR)

Kate Ward – SAMSON rep (SAMSON)
Marie-Eve Robinson (ICCBH)
Nancy Lane (OARSI)



Federico Moscogiuri (IFMRS)

Federico Moscogiuri


Email: ceo@ifmrs.org 

Corporate Partnership and Support

The benefits of Corporate Partnership

By supporting and working with the IFMRS, you will be collaborating with a truly international federation of world-renowned, leading societies, with a combined membership of over 18,000. The best way to do this is via Corporate Partnership.

Corporate partnerships allows the IFMRS to initiate and deliver the activities and projects in our Strategic Plan. There are three tiers of support, with a corresponding level of benefit. All corporate partners will be acknowledged according to their level of support on the IFMRS website.



COST (1 year)

  • Logo and acknowledgement on IFMRS website, including brief description and link to partner website
  • Free ad with company logo and link in all IFMRS newsletters
  • Quarterly virtual meetings with the CEO, including face-to-face at international conferences where possible.


  • Logo and acknowledgement on IFMRS website, including brief description
  • Company logo and link in all IFMRS newsletters
  • Quarterly virtual meetings with the CEO, including face-to-face at international conferences where possible.


  • Logo and acknowledgement on IFMRS website, including brief description
  • Quarterly virtual meetings with the CEO, including face-to-face at international conferences where possible.


Please contact the ceo, Federico Moscogiuri, to discuss Corporate Partnership and other support opportunities.