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Fracture Liaison Services Receive Alberta Health Services 2018 President’s Excellence Award
Jun 302018

Fracture Liaison Services Receive Alberta Health Services 2018 President’s Excellence Award

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The Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) is pleased to announce the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network’s Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) teams are the proud recipients of the Alberta Health Services 2018 President’s Excellence Award for Innovation and Research—part of an annual recognition program for individuals ...

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May 152018

New Wait Time Benchmark for Hip Fracture Surgical Care

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Recent data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) indicates that Alberta is second across Canada in meeting the national evidence-based benchmark for getting hip fracture patients into surgery within 48 hours of arrival to a hospital. In 2017, following closely behind Manitoba, 92% of Albertan patients received hip fracture ...

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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 232017

Former CFL All-Star Jon Cornish to Speak at Free Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries Oct. 28

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If you’re suffering from a shoulder or elbow injury, mark your calendar to attend the Wood Forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28, and hear about the latest research in prevention and treatment. Special guests include Jon Cornish, former All-Star running back with the Calgary Stampeders, and Rhett Warrener, former defenceman with ...

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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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Oct 112017

Cy Frank Legacy Lecture Friday, Oct. 20 in Vancouver

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Dr. Tom Noseworthy, the 2017 Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship distinguished speaker, will deliver the last of his three lectureship talks on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Vancouver General Hospital Eye Care Centre, Room 100LT, 2550 Willow St., Vancouver. Dr. Noseworthy’s lecture, “Innovation in Healthcare: Lines of Sight to Policy and Practice”, ...

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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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