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Dec 052018

Expression of Interest for New ABJHI Initiative: Alberta Bone and Joint Health Registry

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ABJHI is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative—the development of an Alberta Bone and Joint Health Registry (‘ABJHR’).  The ABJHR will build the technical platform to enable an integrated dataset to create new research, knowledge and innovations to improve Albertans’ quality of life and function. Over the timespan of ...

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Nov 282018

Chisholm Industries Charity Poker Tournament a Win for ABJHI

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The Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) was honoured last Thursday evening as the charity of choice for Chisholm Industries’ 1st Annual Charity Poker Tournament. Held at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, over 150 guests showed their support by competing in the friendly tournament. Nearly $9,000 was raised through silent ...

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Nov 212018

Get ‘GLA:D’ Through Exercise-based Program for Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis

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Albertans have the opportunity to attend a rewarding eight-week exercise-based program, currently offered in 39 clinics in 18 communities across Alberta, to help manage hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. The group education and exercise sessions enable people to learn how, through exercise and lifestyle choices, osteoarthritis pain can be ...

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Sep 052018

Announcing Our New Edmonton Satellite Office

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ABJHI is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite office in downtown Edmonton. The new office, located at Suite 251 10113-104 Street NW, will provide a dedicated space for staff’s Edmonton activities in a collaborative work environment. We look forward to this new expansion and the opportunities it will afford. Google maps: 10113 ...

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Aug 242018

‘Mobility to the Max’ in Grande Prairie – Fragility & Stability Program

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The Alberta Health Services’ Hip Fracture Home-Based Rehabilitation Program in Grande Prairie, Alberta, is in the spotlight for their efforts in aiding hip fracture patients in restoring independence post-fracture. For the full news article by Diana Rinne, click here. The program is part of the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical ...

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Aug 082018

Cy Frank Legacy Lecture Sept. 12, 2018 in Calgary

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On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Professor Dame Sally Davies—the 2018 Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship distinguished speaker—will deliver a lecture titled “Compression of Morbidity: The Role of Big Data. Are There Lessons for Canada?” The lecture will begin at 4:00PM at the Libin Theatre, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Dr ...

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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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