The First ICORS Transformative Contribution Award announced at the World Congress of Orthopaedic Research ICORS, Edinburgh, UK.
On September 8th, the inaugural Transformative Contribution Awards were announced by the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society (ICORS) during the First World Congress / Third Triennial Meeting of the ICORS. Dr. Theodore Miclau was named as one of two recipients.
The ICORS Transformative Contribution Awards recognizes and acknowledges individuals who have had a major impact on the global orthopaedic community via sustained strategic and visionary activities. Nominees for the award were to have a substantial record of activities at the global level, including facilitating networking, scientific collaboration, exchange and promotion of young investigators, and major contributions to basic/clinical research.
ICORS, founded in 2013 with members of the previous Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (CORS), serves as an alliance of major national and regional orthopaedic research societies dedicated to promote basic, translational, and clinical musculoskeletal research worldwide. Members include the Australia/New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, British Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, Chinese Orthopaedic Research Society, European Orthopaedic Research Society, Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Korean Orthopaedic Research Society, the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and the Taiwanese Orthopaedic Research Society. Associate Scientific Members include the AO Foundation and the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society. Through this award, Dr. Miclau was recognized for his contributions to the founding of the ICORS organization that he initiated during his ORS presidency.
Last year, the ORS named Dr. Miclau the recipient of the 2021 Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award, which is presented each year to a United States or Canadian citizen who has made significant contributions to orthopaedics. The award recognizes the devotion of a significant portion of the professional lifetime to furthering knowledge in the fields of musculoskeletal disease.