Dear CORS Membership,
As an active and participating country in the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society (ICORS; i-cors.org), members of CORS are eligible to apply for the honorary status of "Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR)". This is a new program within the ICORS group intended to provide international public recognition of individuals who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of orthopaedic research.
The first tri-annual meeting of ICORS will take place in Xian, China in September of 2016, and this will also mark the awarding of the first round of FIOR from membership countries. For your interest, the second meeting of ICORS will take place here in Montreal in 2019, in conjunction with our COA/CORS Annual Meeting.
To become a FIOR, individuals must demonstrate that they are accomplished members, role models in orthopaedic research, with a minimum of 10 years of continuous membership within CORS, and a minimum of 15 years of demonstrated scientific or professional contributions to the field of orthopaedic research. FIOR is a lifelong designation, and an installed fellow has the right to carry the letters FIOR after their name.
As a member society, we can have to a maximum of 10% of our membership designated as FIOR, but also emeritus status FIOR for retired, non-active members. It is expected that Fellows attend the ICORS conference the year of their award, and at least one meeting every 6 years thereafter.
The CORS executive is therefore soliciting nominations for this honor (self-nominations are allowed). We would appreciate a cover letter and a CV outlining the member's contributions to the field over the past 15 years no later than November 20, 2015, emailed to
This is an exciting opportunity for recognition and collaboration within the international orthopaedic research community, and a chance to showcase the world-class research happening here in Canada by our membership. We look forward to your nominations.
Janie Wilson, PhD
President, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society