British Orthopaedic Research Society

The British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) is a multidisciplinary association devoted to facilitating collaboration in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal research.


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BORS 2021

BORS 2021 will be held on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September 2021. We are focused on creating an engaging online experience with the option for local hubs where feasible.

Abstract submission is now open

The deadline for submission is Monday 31 May 2021.

Attendance at BORS 2021 is free for all BORS members.

BORS 2020

Thank you to all of the fantastic keynote speakers, live and poster presenters, chairs and attendees for making BORS 2020 an online success.

If you have any comments about the BORS 2020 meeting please do send them to us at

The live sessions that took place online on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 September 2020 will remain accessible for several weeks to those who registered for the conference as well as BORS members through the links on the live presentations page. Poster presentations will also remain available for several weeks through the poster presentations page.

Details of the live and poster presentations given over the two days are available from the programme and themes pages. The public lecture is available to view at the link below.

  • Public Lecture
    Effects of spaceflight on skeletal health: Can we get to Mars?
    Mary Bouxsien | Harvard
    Chaired by Richie Gill
    Watch the lecture

Certificates for presenters and registered attendees have been emailed out. Please contact us at if you have not received yours. The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 11 CPD points for attendance at the event.


How to join

BORS membership is only £40 per year, or £20 for students, and includes the benefits:

  • Reduced registration fee for the annual meeting, with abstracts published in the Bone & Joint Journal.
  • Eligibility to apply for BORS awards and the BORS/BJR International Travelling Fellowships.
  • Eligibility to apply for BORS awards at the British Orthopaedic Association.
  • Eligibility to serve on the BORS committee.

To join please complete the online membership application form and GoCardless Direct Debit membership payment form available here.


Bone and Joint Research
The gold open access journal for the musculoskeletal sciences