To advise the Board of Directors about potential conflicts of interest for those serving on the Board, committees, and initiatives.
Martin Englund, Chair
Virginia Byers Kraus
Anne Marie Malfait
Research and Training
To develop and oversee the OARSI scholarship program and identify programming to enhance education in the field.
Jos Runhaar, Chair
Martin van der Esch
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.
Jeroen Guerts, Chair
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.
Jeff Katz, Chair
Peter van der Kraan
Esmeralda Blaney Davidson
To improve OARSI visibility through communication vehicles including the website, newsletter and social media.
Richard Barrett Jolly, Chair
To identify societies, foundations, groups and industry partners that have an interest in osteoarthritis research and establish mutually beneficial interactions.
Ali Mobasheri, Chair
Wim van den Berg
To recommend ways to maintain OARSI’s fiscal health through programming, fundraising or other mechanisms.
Steve Messier, Chair
Program Committee 2017
Responsible for planning the Annual World Congress on Osteoarthritis.
Tonia Vincent, Chair
Carla Scanzello, Abstract Chair
Jin Hong Kim