General Information

Breaking Barriers Through Multi-Disciplinary Research

Be a Part of the Only Organization Dedicated Exclusively to Advancing OA Research


The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) is the leading medical society for advancing the understanding, early detection, treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) through its exclusive dedication to research. OARSI’s passion and area of focus is on OA, a debilitating disease affecting more than 600 million people around the world. With more than 30 years of experience serving the OA community, OARSI provides the necessary framework, expert resources and support for its international constituents to address the challenges of OA so that the knowledge gained can ultimately be used to help improve patient care and patient outcomes.

Learn more about OARSI and how to become a member Click Here

About OARSI World Congress

The OARSI World Congress is the premier annual international forum for those involved in OA research and treatment. 

Congress attendees are involved in all aspects of OA including biomarkers, imaging, pain, cell biology, biomechanics, genetics and genomics, prevention, cartilage repair & treatment.

The Congress takes place annually across the globe.  This year's Congress will take place April 18 - 21, 2024 at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna, Austria.

Learn more about Vienna, Austria Click Here

Why Attend the OARSI World Congress


The OARSI World Congress is designed for academia and industry; including basic scientists, clinical investigators, radiologists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, physicians in physical medicine and rehabilitation, allied health professionals, and policy makers.

The Congress attracts over 1,000 attendees from more than 40 countries to learn of the latest in research advancements, innovations, clinical trials, and new product introductions.

Program Formats

The OARSI World Congress provides various program formats over the course of 4 days.  Program formats include:

  • Keynote Lectures
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions 
  • Poster Abstract Presentations
  • Breakfast Workshops
  • Pre-congress Workshops
  • Networking in the Exhibit Hall with Colleagues and Sponsors 
  • Sponsored Presentations