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Apr 262017

BJH SCN’s Scientific Office Impressed with Pilot Student Competition for Evidence-based Solutions in Health Care

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The BJH SCN is planning to engage university students across Alberta in proposing solutions to address real-world clinical issues in treating osteoarthritis (OA) patients after a successful pilot to test the idea at the University of Calgary. The pilot was a collaboration between the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine ...

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Apr 252017

Seed Grant Lays Foundation for Research to Identify Effective Treatment Strategies for Obese Patients with Arthritis

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A research team led by Behnam Sharif, Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute’s postdoctoral fellow, and Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s research director, has been awarded a seed grant to conduct research groundwork that could lead to new and better ways to manage obese patients with osteoarthritis – a fast-growing problem in Alberta. The ...

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Apr 252017

Save the date: Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

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If you’re suffering from a shoulder or elbow injury, mark your calendar to attend the Wood Forum on Saturday, October 28, and hear about the latest research in prevention and treatment. The Wood Forum is a free annual symposium offering the general public the opportunity to engage directly with researchers and clinicians about their ...

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Apr 132017

Join in the Walk to Fight Arthritis June 4

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Register for the Walk to Fight Arthritis on June 4 and join a passionate community that is determined to build awareness and raise funds for arthritis research. Organized by The Arthritis Society, the Walk to Fight Arthritis will stretch across Canada uniting families, friends and organizations in one common goal: to help over 4.6 million ...

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Mar 092017

ABJHI Positioned for Expanded Service Role with Change in Organizational Structure

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On behalf of the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI), I am excited to announce a change in our organizational structure that positions ABJHI for continued success into the future. Effective immediately, our management team will transition to a dyad leadership by appointing Christopher Smith as the Director of Operations (Technical) ...

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Mar 092017

Alberta’s Success in Transforming Bone and Joint Health Care

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Bone and joint health care is being transformed with unprecedented success in Alberta. Behind the success are inventive approaches to prevention, innovative models of evidence-based care, a growing trove of health care data used as tools of transformation, and expanding research to uncover jewels of insight for bettering patient outcomes. At ...

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Jan 042017

Save the Date: Science in the Cinema

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The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health will host the movie “Hip Hop-eration”, on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at The Globe Cinema in Calgary. Admission and popcorn are free. Hip Hop-eration follows three ninety-somethings – Maynie, Kara, and Terri – on their life-changing journey to the world hip-hop championships in Las Vegas where ...

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Missed the Wood Forum on Arthritis and You? See the Presentations and Video Highlights
Jan 032017

Missed the Wood Forum on Arthritis and You? See the Presentations and Video Highlights

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Several speakers at the 2016 Wood Forum have provided their presentation on the latest research advances in personalized medicine and precision care for arthritis. Click on the title to view the presentation. What Is Personalized Medicine? What Does It Mean to Have Arthritis?, by Marvin Fritzler, Cumming School of Medicine, University of ...

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Dec 222016

Is Knee Replacement the Best Course? BEST Knee Study Will Help Surgeons Assess Likelihood of Patient Benefit

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Close to 2,800 Albertans with painful knee arthritis have been recruited to a study that is developing more accurate ways to determine who is suitable for knee replacement and who should use other methods to manage the pain and stiffness in their knees. Called BEST Knee, the study will develop and validate criteria that will help surgeons and ...

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Dec 072016

Productivity Loss from Osteoarthritis Will Cost Canadian Economy $17.5 Billion a Year by 2031

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Rising rates of osteoarthritis (OA) will cost the Canadian economy an estimated $17.5 billion a year in lost productivity by 2031 as the disease forces greater numbers of people to stop working or work less, a study has found. The upsurge in work time loss comes just as Canadian productivity comes up against a momentous challenge: finding ...

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