Guest Nation

South Korea as the Guest Nation

We are very honored to invite the Korean Orthopaedic Research Society (KORS) to represent South Korea as the Guest Nation at the 31st Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) in Porto, Portugal, from September 27-29th 2023.

Since 1995, the Korean Orthopaedic Research Society (KORS) has promoted and advanced basic research related to the musculoskeletal system. Current research is focused on various areas including stem cell research, musculoskeletal disease and treatment, biomaterials and tissue engineering, fracture healing and biology for bone/cartilage/tendon.

In this symposium, we will firstly discuss the results of study on enhancing osteogenic differentiation of adipose-derived stromal/stem cells as a keynote lecture. Second, we will focus on sclerostin-mediated impaired osteogenesis by fibroblast-like synoviocytes in the particle-induced osteolysis model. Third, we will discuss possible roles of antioxidants in rotator cuff tendinopathy. Lastly, we will then discuss role of polaprezinc in fracture healing by differentiations of osteoblast and osteoclast.

Therefore, the Korean Orthopaedic Research Society has organized the following Program for a session aimed at showcase their most recent research update in orthopaedics.

Jin Woo


Lee - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea



Bae - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Invited Keynote

Dr. Im is currently Professor in Department of Orthopaedics, Dongguk University IlsanHospital, Goyang, Korea. He is also leading the Research Institute for Convergence LifeScience in Dongguk University, a specialized center dedicated to stem cell and tissueregeneration research.
Dr. Im received his M.D in Seoul National University in 1988 and finished his training as an orthopaedic surgeon at Seoul National University Hospital in 1993. He then obtained his Ph.D. degree in Korea University in 1999.

Dr. Im began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Dept. of Orthopaedics, Hallym University Hospital in 1996 and moved to Dept. of Orthopaedics, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in 2006 and has been working in the institution until now.

Dr. Im has participated in global academic activity in the field of musculoskeletal research during last quarter century and possesses numerous connections with researchers overseas. With these relationships and experience, He chaired the TERMIS AP 2022 congress that was held in Jeju. Dr. Im has been working on the field of stem cell and tissue regeneration of musculoskeletal system since 1996. He has published 160 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and holds 18 national and international patents. He has accumulated rich knowledge in the research on osteoarthritis and the regeneration of bone and cartilage.

Dr. Im has been performing multidisciplinary research in cooperation with scientist and engineers of various fields to translate the research product into clinical application. Based on his works, he has been awarded several prestigious awards from the Korean governments, academic societies and his university.

Title of the Keynote lecture: Bone from fat: enhancing osteogenesis from adipose stem cells

Gun-il Im

Invited Keynote

Gun-il Im, M.D., Ph.D is the President of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), the past President of International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) and several Korean academic societies.

Invited Speakers


Lee- Institute for Skeletal Aging and Orthopedic Surgery, Hallym University-Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea

Hyung Bin

Park - Gyeongsang National, University Changwon Hospital, Korea


Kim - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Kwang Hwan

Park - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea