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Feb 062018

Dr. Elly Park Awarded ABJHI Postdoctoral Fellowship to Develop Best Practices for Managing Osteoarthritis in Patients with Obesity

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Elly Park has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral position with Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute to develop best practices for managing osteoarthritis (OA) in individuals with obesity. Dr. Park will develop innovative practices based on personalized medicine, a growing field in which treatment is tailored to the patient’s unique ...

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Jan 242018

Deborah Marshall to Lead Health Economics Work on Research that Will Transform Treatment for Children with Arthritis

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Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Research Advisory Committee co-chair, is part of a team that has been awarded a $10-million grant for genomics research that will for the first time allow doctors to tailor treatment of childhood arthritis to the precise needs of the individual child in the earliest stages of the disease. “We have the opportunity ...

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Full House at Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries
Nov 172017

Full House at Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

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It was a full house at this year’s Wood Forum featuring talks on the latest research in preventing and treating shoulder and elbow injuries, and a special presentation by Rhett Warrener, former Calgary Flames defencemen, on the impact of shoulder injury on career and life. The symposium, held on Oct. 28 at the Red & White Club in ...

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Oct 172017

ABJHI Invites Proposals for Two-year Post-doctoral Research on Obesity and Osteoarthritis

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Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute is making a fully funded two-year post-doctoral position available for research that will shed new light on the association between obesity and osteoarthritis. Suitably qualified PhD graduates are invited to submit expressions of interest to ABJHI by 5 p.m. MT on Nov. 17, 2017. The successful ...

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Cy Frank Legacy Lecture Draws 200 in Edmonton and Calgary — Watch the Video
Oct 112017

Cy Frank Legacy Lecture Draws 200 in Edmonton and Calgary — Watch the Video

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Approximately 200 people turned out in Edmonton and Calgary on Oct. 6 to hear the second of three lectures in the 2017 Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship featuring distinguished speaker Dr. Tom Noseworthy. In his lecture, titled “Innovation in healthcare: Lines of sight to policy and practice,” Dr. Noseworthy focused on 12 characteristics ...

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Sep 142017

ABJHI Launches Motion-Evoking Logo as Part of Evolution and Strengthening of Brand

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  Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute today launched a motion-evoking logo using a combination mark with icon and text, marking a dramatic transformation of its visual identity. The icon uses sweeping curved lines to suggest a free-flowing human figure containing discreet depictions of bones and joints. The figure is accentuated by an ...

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Sep 142017

Dr. Chris Eagle Joins Board of Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute

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Dr. Chris Eagle, a distinguished health care leader in Alberta, has joined the board of directors of Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute, effective immediately. Dr. Eagle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Calgary Health Trust and the former President and CEO of Alberta Health Services. “Dr. Eagle is a highly respected ...

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Sep 082017

Science in the Cinema: Free Movie and Discussion about Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health is sponsoring a free event on March 14, 2018, featuring the film Maudie followed by a discussion led by rheumatologist and researcher Dianne Mosher about the impact of rheumatoid arthritis and how it can be treated. A 2016 biographical romantic drama starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, Maudie ...

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Aug 172017

BJH SCN Seeks Pathway to Better Care for Obese Patients with Osteoarthritis

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Alberta’s first workshop on how to improve care for osteoarthritis sufferers who have the added burden of being obese revealed that patients and their care providers need new evidence-informed guidance. “What we heard over the course of two days is that we need to shift patient perception of the role of surgery, adapt OA treatment ...

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Jul 252017

Deborah Marshall Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Health Research

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Dr. Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Director of Health Technology Assessment and Research, has been recognized by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health for her outstanding contributions to health research. Deborah received the O’Brien Institute’s 2017 Research Excellence Award for her far-reaching and award-winning work on methods to ...

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