Interdisciplinary research fields like osteology and rheumatology have to face special challenges. Finding experts with diverse backgrounds but a common language to explore the most urgent health problems and the most exciting research perspectives is one of them. This is one of the main goals of DAdorW: connecting researchers and clinicians from different backgrounds to advance bone and joint health. A special focus of our Academy is to promote young talents: at the annual German osteology conference, DAdorW has been organizing the Young Investigator Symposium YIOSS for years now. This symposium is open for all early career researchers/clinician scientist and participants are able to win travel awards for scientific conferences within the field, for example also to the ECTS conference.
Every two years, the DAdorW awards the Friedrich Heuck Osteology Prize for young scientists with early dedication to the field of osteology and rheumatology. In 2018, the DAdorW, together with the German Society of Osteology (DGO), supported the establishment of MuSkITYR (MusculoSkeletal Interdisciplinary Translational Young Researchers), which was integrated as a section of the DAdorW to promote the next generation of musculoskeletal researchers.
Compared to other societies, membership fees for DAdorW are very low and membership in MuSkITYR is free. Another advantage of our Academy is its rather small size which allows direct interaction, participation and a lot of networking between our members. We want to cordially invite researchers, clinicians and clinician scientists to join our community, let’s advance bone and joint health together! Most of our members are from the DACH-countries, but we are also open for international members.
Tim Rolvien (president) & Melanie Haffner-Luntzer (vice president)
Last YIOSS session at the Osteology 2022