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Your Gifts At Work

Resident Programs

OREF is proud of its long-standing commitment to support gifted researchers from the earliest stages of their careers. OREF invites you to take advantage—or tell a colleague—of the opportunities to:

  • Gain laboratory experience and test your affinity for research.
  • Learn from leading investigators and augment your CV.
  • Position yourself for success in obtaining institutional and external funding

Resident Research Symposia

Co-sponsored by OREF and the Orthopaedic Research Society, Resident Research Symposia give orthopaedic residents at area training programs an opportunity to present research papers and posters to a panel of experienced investigators and clinicians. Panels comprising established orthopaedic investigators critique and rank the work, and top presenters are acknowledged. Past participants—residents, panelists, and mentoring attending physicians—have reported that these sessions are challenging, rewarding, and fun.

Upcoming Symposia

Click here for more information about this year's OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposia.

Top Presenters

See the research that received top honors at this year's and past Resident Research Symposia by choosing a year from the list below.


Current  |  2016  2015



Grant Writing Workshop

OREF, together with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and ORS, hosts Grant Writing Workshops to encourage and enhance the research abilities of young orthopaedic surgeons and musculoskeletal researchers. The workshops provide grant recipients, including junior faculty, clinical fellows and residents, the opportunity to have their sample grant applications reviewed by representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and established investigators. Reviewers offer guidance on ways to improve the applications to increase their chances to secure NIH funding.

For more information, please contact the Grants team at (847) 430-5111 or by email at grants@oref.org.