The IFMRS is the only genuinely global organization representing all of musculoskeletal research, including basic, translational and clinical research, and covering everything from rare diseases to osteoporosis to osteoarthritis to sarcopenia and fragility fractures.

Full Membership 
Membership of the IFMRS is open to all incorporated, independent, non-profit musculoskeletal research organizations which are governed by a democratically elected board of volunteer leaders, and provides a unique opportunity to establish direct and regular contacts with other musculoskeletal societies to exchange information, knowledge and ideas; to learn from each other; and to speak with one voice. Please note that we have no individual members: membership is only open to organizations, who pay an annual membership fee based on number of members.

Affiliate Membership
The IFMRS welcomes applications for Affiliate Membership from any organization which has an interest in the field of musculoskeletal research. Affiliation is free of charge and allows participation in strategic discussion and involvement in IFMRS working groups, but does not confer any formal representative or voting rights.
Both Full and Affiliated Members must share the IFMRS Values of
  • Scientific excellence and rigor
  • Diversity, equity and inclusivity
  • Global collaboration
  • Transparency

Please email the CEO, Federico Moscogiuri, to find out more.

Full Members

In alphabetical order by initials

* indicates a founding member

Asociación Argentina de Osteología y Metabolismo Mineral (AAOMM)
The African Society of Musculoskeletal & Neuromuscular Ultrasound (AFSMNU)
Asociación Mexicana de Metabolismo Óseo y Mineral A.C. (AMMOM)
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research* (ASBMR)
Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society* (ANZBMS)
Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)
Australian & New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia & Frailty Research (ANZSSFR)
The International
Bone Marrow
Adiposity Society
Bone Research
Cancer and Bone Society

Bone Society

Egyptian Academy
of Bone Health

European Calcified Tissue Society*

International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society* (ICMRS)
Society of Bone Morphometry
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry
Japanese Society
for Bone and
Mineral Research*
Society for Osteoimmunology
Korean Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Orthopaedic Research Society* (ORS)

Sociedad Española de Investigación Ósea y Metabolismo Mineral (SEIOMM)
Italian Society for Osteoporosis and Bone and Mineral Research (SIOMMMS)
Ibero-American Society of Osteology and Mineral Metabolism* (SIBOMM)

Affiliate Members

AO Alliance - IFMRS Affiliate Member
AO Alliance

ICCBH - IFMRS Affiliate Member
International Conference on Children’s Bone Health
ICORS - IFMRS Affiliate Member
International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies
Orthoregeneration Network - IFMRS Affiliate Member
ON Foundation

Osteoarthritis Research Society International
Sub-Saharan African MuSculOskeletal Network
World Spine Care
World Spine Care