Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Prof Andres Garcia - Endowed Chair and Regent's Professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Prof Jon Clasper - Emeritus Defence Professor & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Visiting Professor in Bioengineering, Imperial College London, Clinical Lead, The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies.
Prof Liam Grover - Professor in Biomaterials Science, Director of Research, University of Birmingham.
  Dr Paul Genever - Cell and Developmental Biology, University of York.
Mr Mark Blyth - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Prof Stuart Reid - Institute of Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging, University of the West of Scotland.

BORS 2016 will be held in the University of Glasgow Union Building on 5-6th September. The venue is in the University's main Gilmorehill campus in the West End of the city. The West End of Glasgow is a very lively environment boasting many good pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as parks such as Glasgow Botanical Gardens more info.

Registration for Glasgow 2016 is now open - download and complete the registration form

Suggested accommodation options for Glasgow 2016 can be found here

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'Taking the stress and strain out of mechanical testing of the musculoskeletal system'
The first BORS workshop was held in April in High Wycombe.  The workshop entitled “Taking the stress and strain out of mechanical testing of the musculoskeletal system” was run jointly by BORS, Instron and the British Society for Strain Measurement.  Instron hosted the workshop in their European head-quarters.  The purpose of this workshop was educational and 26 researchers involved in the area of measuring the properties of musculoskeletal tissues and materials attended.
Talks by Dr Gianluca Tozzi from BSSM, Professor Helen Birch , Professor Chavaunne Thorpe and Dr Richie Abel  focussed on  measuring bone strain, the material properties of  tendons and ligaments and on Bone Quality.  Peter Fuller from Instron led talks and demonstrations from Instron on testing musculoskeletal tissue, measuring strain including digital image correlations and on micro CT analysis.   A tour of the Instron factory demonstrated the technology used in constructing different types of materials testing machines. Throughout the day there were interactive and on-going discussion on issues associated with mechanical testing of musculoskeletal tissues.
Special thanks to Peter Fuller and Instron for hosting the meeting and to Professor Allen Goodship for helping to organise the workshop.  

Two other workshops are tentatively planned; one on the ageing of skeletal tissues and the other of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The first of these will be held in early December.

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. We awarded 6 places, which have all been taken up by IainMurray (Edinburgh),Paul Hindle (Edinburgh), Wayne Nishio Ayre (Cardiff), Harry Hothi (UCL), Alisdair Macleod (Bath) and Sarah Johnson Lynn (Newcastle). Congratulations to those who gained a place on this fellowship, they will be representing BORS on their travels.


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