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Endorsement/Sponsorship Request

Policy for OARSI Endorsement or Sponsorship of Non-OARSI Meetings
Approved by the Board of Directors April 17, 2013

OARSI Mission Statement:

OARSI is the premier international organization for scientists and health care professionals focused on the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis through the promotion and presentation of research, education and the world-wide dissemination of new knowledge

Purpose:

This policy establishes criteria for evaluating requests for endorsement or sponsorship (financial support) of non-OARSI meetings and initiatives

Who can submit a request/proposal:

Current OARSI members and/or societies who have an interest in osteoarthritis

Definition and Requirements:

Endorsement – No monetary support from OARSI

  1. Request must be received prior to the program dates.
  2. Request to include completed application and program.
  3. OARSI Research and Training Committee and the Board will have the ability to review the plan for publications resulting from the meeting (proceedings, supplement, consensus document, etc.).
  4. OARSI logo to appear on requestor’s meeting material and website.
  5. OARSI will post endorsed meeting on OARSI website.
  6. Email announcement to OARSI members of an OARSI endorsed program will be reviewed on a case by case basis

Sponsorship - Monetary sponsorship requested from OARSI.

  1. Request must be received prior to the program dates.
  2. Request to include completed application and program.
  3. OARSI will have the ability to make recommendations to the program agenda.
  4. OARSI Research and Training Committee and the will have the ability to review and make recommendations to the plan for publications resulting from the meeting (proceedings, supplement, consensus document, etc.).
  5. At least one speaker must be a current OARSI member.
  6. OARSI logo to appear on requestor’s meeting material and website.
  7. OARSI will post sponsored meeting on OARSI website.
  8. OARSI will promote the meeting through OARSI membership email announcements.

Approval Process for Endorsed or Sponsored Programs/Meetings

  1. Request form completed with preliminary program and budget included.
  2. Program is sent to the OARSI Research and Training Committee for review and a recommendation is made to the OARSI Board to approve or deny the request.
    Should program be a “sponsored” program, the OARSI Research and Training Committee will review financial requests and provide program recommendations to the OARSI Board to review prior to final approval.
  3. OARSI Board approves or denies endorsement or sponsorship.

Application and supporting material should be sent electronically to:

Click Here for Application

Electronic submissions sent to:
Attn: Diann Stern, MS, CAE, Executive Director
Email: dstern@oarsi.org
Phone: +001-856-642-4214

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