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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.

Meeting Programme

Full Meeting Programme including Abstracts


Elections to the BORS Executive Committee
The poll has now closed for the election of the following two vacant positions on the BORS Executive Committee:

1. Ordinary Member 2015-2017

2. 'Young Investigator' representative 2015-2017

The results will be announced shortly.


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