You are here


Click here to Volunteer for a committee


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
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.

Joanna Sherwood, Chair
Kathering Boyer
Jamie Collins
Kerry Costello
Harvi Hart
Martin van den Bosch
Michelle Yau
Zehu Huang
Anusha Ratneswaran
Dawn Aitken


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
Peter van der Kraan
Gun il Im
Michelle Dowsey
Rik Lories
Domink Haudenschild
Elena Losina
Joel Block
Jason McDougall
Felix Eckstein
Martijn vanden Bosch


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

Richard Barrett Jolly, Chair

Qiang Liu
Andreea Ioan
Goncalo Barreto
Joshua Stefanik
Benny Antony
Eeva Moilanen
Chris Little
Michelle Hall
Yoann Dessery
Victoria Kolupaeva
Natalie Collins
Qiang Liu
Andreea Ioan

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
Martin Michaelis
Anne Christine Bay Jensen
Jianhao Lin
Muneaki Ishijima
Lynn Snyder Mackler
Tom Andriachi
Jeymi Tambiah-Samumed
Leigh Callahan
Ingrid Lether
Jeff Driban

Fiscal Committee

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

Steve Messier, Chair
Martin Englund
Dan White
Mona Ginzberg
Ida Haugen
Raghunatha Yammani
Tuhina Neogi
Ali Mobasheri

Program Committee 2019

Responsible for planning the Annual World Congress on Osteoarthritis.

Tuhina Neogi, Program Chair
Ingrid Meulenbelt, Abstract Chair
Ali Mobasheri
Morgan Jones
Regis O'keefe
Danny Chan
George Bou-Gharios
Jin Hong Kim
Carolyn Emery
Cosimo DeBari
Thomas Link
Rachel Miller
Robin Christensen
Katherine Boyer
Simo Saarkala
Frank Zaucke
Deepak Kumar
Martin van der Esch

Featured Resources

OARSI White Paper- OA as a Serious Disease

By Various

Patient Summary- Non Surgical Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

By Multiple Authors