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The 2015 meeting was held 14-15 September in Liverpool, ahead of the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. We are grateful to all the speakers, poster presenters and attendees who made the meeting such a success. The Society would also like to express its enormous gratitude to the sponsors for their generosity.

Congratulations to our prize winners: Best paper - Iain Murray (Edinburgh); Best poster - Robert Wallace (Edinburgh); Young investigator awards - Anita Sanghani (UCL) & Simon Roberts (Edinburgh)

Meeting Programme

Full Meeting Programme including Abstracts


The British Orthopaedic Research Society's Presidents Award

Professor Bentley was awarded the British Orthopaedic Research Society's Presidents Award for outstanding achievements to British Orthopaedic Research at the Annual Conference in Liverpool, September 2015.
Professor Bentley graduated from the University of Sheffield and carried out his medical training at Oxford and Oswestry followed by a period in the United States in Pittsburgh. He returned to Oxford as a Reader and then moved to Liverpool as Professor of Orthopaedics & Traumatology.
In 1982 he was appointed Head of the Institute of Orthopaedics and Consultant Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
His previous achievements include;
• President of the BORS
• President of the British Orthopaedic Association
• President of the European Federation of Orthopaedics & Traumatology
• Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons.
He has recently edited a 7 volume text-book on European Surgical Orthopaedics & Traumatology.
Professor Bentley was awarded the Presidents Medal for his outstanding work and pioneering contribution to Cartilage Transplantation and Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation.
A very deserving recipient!


Elections to the BORS Executive Committee

We would like to make you aware of two positions that will be vacant on the BORS committee from September 2016:

BORS President and BORS Secretary.

At this stage we ask you to put yourself or another forward if you think you or another are a good match for these roles.


2016 BORS International Travelling Research Fellowships for Young Investigators
Following the initiation in 2007 of the very popular international Travelling Fellowships Scheme for Young Investigators, the Executive Committee has approved this scheme for 2016. The fellowship scheme is made possible by sponsorship from the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, publishers of The Bone & Joint Journal (formerly known as JBJS Br) and Bone and Joint Research.

The Scheme involves close collaboration with a number of international centres of excellence in musculoskeletal research and will coincide with the iCORS meeting in Xian, China September 2016. The CLOSING DATE for applications is 4th September 2015. Download further information, including how to apply.

2012 Fellows

(L-R) Andrew Sprowson, Gemma Whatling, Niina Hopper, Manos Stefanakis

Remembering Mr Andrew Sprowson
The very sad news of Andrew’s accident will leave a hole in BORS, which will be impossible to fill. He was a Fellow on the second round of the BORS Travelling Fellowship scheme visiting the US, Australia, Hong Kong and China. I know that during this time he formed strong bonds with his other Travelling Fellows. Andrew was a strong supporter of BORS and played an active part in the BORS executive setting up the last Travelling Fellowship in 2014. He will be sadly missed within BORS and our thoughts go out to his family.


In 2012 we had the pleasure to meet Andy and share the most unforgettable trip of our lives. He was the most fun and kind individual we had met and he instantly captured our hearts. We all admired his spirit and passion for life and science. In 2015 we received the sad news of his passing. We are deeply shocked and saddened by the passing of our friend Andy. Our hearts and minds go out to his family. Rest in peace our friend."

2012 BORS Travelling Fellows
Niina Hopper, Gemma Whatling, Manos Stefanakis.


International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies
BORS is a member of International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) a global community of musculoskeletal researchers; basic, translational, and clinical.



The British Orthopaedic Research Society supports the Bone and Joint Decade.

Find out more

British Orthopaedic Foundation - Research Agenda