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The subcommittee will focus on increased student and young investigator interest and participation in OARSI in order to create new and strengthen existing research efforts, collaborations and mentorship opportunities in both clinical and basic science studies of osteoarthritis.

Rolando Espinosa Morales, MD, MSc

Blandine Poulet, BSc

Royal Veterinary College
United Kingdom

Esmeralda N. Blaney Davidson, PhD

Radboud University Njimegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, The Netherlands


OARSI provides travel awards to young investigators attending the Annual Congress . There is no application process and the selection is based on the highest rated abstract scores. The recipients give an oral presentation at the meeting.

OARSI Scholarship Testimonials

As an OARSI scholarship recipient, I spent 3 great months in Boston in winter/spring 2012 at the Developmental Biology department at Harvard University Read more

Annika van Hummel 

Annual Conference

OARSI Mentorship Session

The OARSI Young Investigator Sub-committee is organizing a "Meet the Mentor" session each year now. This session has been very successful as it creates a friendly environment for Young Investigators to talk to experts in the field. Read more

Young Investigator “How to” workshop

Each year the Young Investigator Committee organizes a workshop focused on issues that are relevant for young researchers in the early phases of their career. However, we have noticed that also more advanced researchers Read more

Featured Resources

OARSI White Paper- OA as a Serious Disease

By Various

Patient Summary- Non Surgical Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

By Multiple Authors