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To advise the Board of Directors about potential conflicts of interest for those serving on the Board, committees, and initiatives.

Magali Cuccchiarini, Chair
Anne Marie Malfait
John Loughlin
Sita Bierma Zeinstra
Jeff Duryea
Stefan Lohmander
Tim McAlindon

Research and Training

To develop and oversee the OARSI scholarship program and identify programming to enhance education in the field.

Jos Runhaar, Chair
Rachel Miller
Alicia Zbehlik
Martin van der Esch
Mohit Kapoor
Michael Hunt
Austine LaTourte
Jolanda Cibere
Margareet Kloppenburg
Micheal Nevitt
Shinsuke Ohba
Sara Snelling

Young Investigator

To increase student and young investigator interest and participation in OARSI in order to foster new and strengthen existing research efforts, collaborations and mentorship opportunities in both clinical and basic science studies of osteoarthritis.

Katherin Boyer, Chair
Jamie Collins
Joanna Sherwood
Kerry Costello
Natalie Collins
Jeroen Guerts
Harvi Hart
Martin van den Bosch
Michelle Yau
Zehu Huang


To plan, organize, direct and evaluate OARSI communication vehicles including the Editorial Office of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (OAC) and undertake special publications such as the Primer and supplements.

Rita Kandel, Chair
Esmeralda Blany Davidson
Don Anderson
Peter van der Kraan
Gun il Im
Michelle Dowsey
Rik Lories
Domink Haudenschild
Elena Losina
Joel Block


To improve OARSI visibility through communication vehicles including the website, newsletter and social media.

Richard Barrett Jolly, Chair
Joshua Stefanik
Kerry Costello
Goncalo Barreto
Joshua Stefanik
Benny Antony
Eeva Moilanen
Chris Little
Michelle Hall
Yoann Dessery
Victoria Kolupaeva

Strategic Alliance

To identify societies, foundations, groups and industry partners that have an interest in osteoarthritis research and establish mutually beneficial interactions.

Gillian Hawker, Chair
Morten Karsdal
Christoph Ladel
Rolando Espinosa
Jianhao Lin
Muneaki Ishijima
Lynn Snyder Mackler
Tom Andriachi
Jeymi Tambiah-Samumed
Leigh Callahan
Ingrid Lether

Fiscal Committee

To recommend ways to maintain OARSI’s fiscal health through programming, fundraising or other mechanisms.

John Loughlin, Chair
Steve Messier
Francois Rannou
Jianaho Lin
Tuhina Neogi
Ali Mobasheri
Valorie Thompsom

Program Committee 2018

Responsible for planning the Annual World Congress on Osteoarthritis.

Carla Scanzello, Chair
Tuhina Neogi, Abstract Chair
George Bou-Gharios
Danny Chan
Robin Christensen
Flavia Ciccutini
Cosimo DeBari
Carolyn Emery
Jerome Guicheux
Ida Haugen
Marius Henriksen
Morgan Jones
Jin Hong Kim
Thomas Link
Ingrid Meulenbelt
Rachel Miller
Ali Mobasheri
Regis O'Keefe

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