As an active and participating country in the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society (ICORS:
), members of CORS are eligible to apply for the honorary status of “Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR)”. This is a 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 second tri-annual meeting of ICORS will take place in Montreal in June of 2019, in conjunction with our COA/CORS Annual Meeting, and this will also mark the awarding of the second round of FIOR from membership countries.
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 up 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 six years thereafter.
The CORS Executive is therefore soliciting nominations for this honour (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 February 20, 2018, 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.
Fackson Mwale, PhD
President, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS)