The International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) serves as a forum, which gathers together a global community of musculoskeletal researchers; basic, translational, and clinical.
The Combined Meeting was launched in 1992 by founding member societies; Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, European Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Japanese Orthopaedic Association. The meeting has convened every three years since 1992 and rotated to the different country organizations.
In 2007, several new orthopaedic research societies were invited to participate by the Orthopaedic Research Society in the 6th Combined Meeting held in Honolulu, Hawaii; Australia/New Zealand ORS, British ORS, Korean ORS, and the Taiwanese ORS.
In 2010, the Chinese Orthopaedic Research Society was invited to participate in the 7th Combined Meeting hosted by the Japanese Orthopaedic Association in Kyoto, Japan.
On October 15, 2013, at the 8th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies hosted by the European Orthopaedic Research in Venice, Italy, a new alliance was formed; the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies. Nine organizations were selected and approved as the founding members; Australia/New Zealand ORS, British ORS, Canadian ORS, Chinese ORS, European ORS, Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Korean ORS, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Taiwanese ORS.