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OARSI Weekly Briefing

OARSI 2023: Call for Abstracts Now OPEN!

The Osteoarthritis Research Society International invites you to submit your research for an in-person oral or poster presentation at the OARSI 2023 World Congress on Osteoarthritis to be held in Denver, Colorado. 

The submission period will close on October 10, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET. 

Click HERE to read additional information on the submission process and to ensure your abstract is submitted to the appropriate category. Visit 2023.OARSI.org for all OARSI 2023 World Congress on Osteoarthritis information. 


Are You Interested in Journal Reviewer Training? 

In an effort to increase the pool of qualified reviewers and improve the quality of reviews for the OARSI journals, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (OAC) and Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open (OACO), a new Peer Review Training Program is in development.  You are invited to participate in this pilot initiative to provide reviewer training to Early Career Investigators (ECIs). This initiative is organized by the ECI Committee, in collaboration with the OAC and OACO editors.

The goal of this initiative is to provide ECIs with supervised training in peer-reviewing manuscripts for OAC and OACO. This training will provide a unique opportunity for trainees across the world to interact with each other and leading scientists in their fields of interest, become familiar with the peer-review process, and improve the quality of their manuscript reviews. As many as three mentees will be assigned to each mentor. Prior to participation, mentees will be highly encouraged to take didactic modules (Becoming a peer reviewer; and a Certified Peer Reviewer Course) provided by Elsevier, the publisher for OAC and OACO. 

After receipt of an article to review from their mentor, mentees must agree to return their reviews to the mentor within one week to ensure no delays in the peer review process. Mentees will be charged with arranging a time with their peer group and mentor to discuss the reviews together as a group via teleconference within two weeks of receiving the article. Mentees that complete at least three training sessions with sufficient competency will receive a certificate indicating successful completion of the program.

If you are an ECI member interested in participating in this program, please CLICK HERE no later than August 5, 2022 to indicate your interest. 

Sincerely,

Michelle Yau and Martijn van den Bosch on behalf of the ECI Committee


Past Live Webinar Recordings

OARSI Live webinar recordings are available to members for free as a membership benefit. If you missed any of our recent webinars, you may view them on the OARSI Live Webinar Recordings page. Be sure to have your OARSI username and password handy to access this member-protected page.


OARSI Seeks Candidates for Board Positions

OARSI is now accepting applications for the Board of Directors for a 4-year term beginning in March, 2023. The Board requires members whose backgrounds, skills and experience match the OARSI mission and its current and future needs. Service on the OARSI Board demands a considerable commitment of time and talent to advance the goals and objectives of the organization.

The Nominating Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the Board. The Nominating Committee seeks to maintain gender, geographical and specialty balance. All OARSI members, except those employed by industry, or who own a for-profit company related to the OA field, are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. Members may self-nominate and/or nominate another member.

If you are interested in applying for a board position or nominating another member, please complete the short application form. Once we receive it, you will be sent a user name and password in order to complete an online disclosure. The deadline for receipt is August 31, 2022.

Requirements:

  • OARSI Membership
  • Short CV or biosketch (5 pages maximum)
  • One Letter of recommendation

Click here to begin the application

More details of the OARSI Nominations, Elections and Voting Processes can be found on the OARSI website, HERE.

Please contact OARSI Executive Director Elizabeth Grotos (egrotos@oarsi.org) with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your consideration, and your support of OARSI!


2022 OARSI World Congress Recordings Remain Available

Registered attendees for the 2022 Hybrid World Congress on Osteoarthritis may continue to access the plenary and concurrent session recordings and view the posters on-demand from the  OARSI 2022 World Congress virtual meeting platform until the end of the year.

For virtual platform login help, please click HERE


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