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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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Dec 062016

Alberta’s Hip Fracture Prevention and Treatment Programs Showcased at IHI Conference

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A storyboard outlining Alberta’s multifaceted effort to prevent hip fractures and restore quality of life to those who fracture their hip is being showcased at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 28th Annual National Forum on health care improvement. The storyboard describes Catch a Break, a program for detecting and treating ...

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Dec 062016

Dr. Marvin Fritzler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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ABJHI Board member Dr. Marvin Fritzler received the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Carl R. Jolliff Award for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology. The award was presented at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry annual meeting in Philadelphia on August 2. Dr. Fritzler is a member of the McCaig ...

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Oct 262016

Interlude Raises Funds for ABJHI’s New Research Fellowship Program

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A sell-out audience of close to 100 turned out for Interlude, a benefit concert for ABJHI held in the residence of Ann McCaig, ABJHI’s honorary Board chair, on October 4. The intimate evening featured stirring performances by renowned trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann and legendary jazz pianist Tommy Banks, the 2016 JUNO award nominees for ...

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Oct 202016

Save the Date for the 2016 Wood Forum on Arthritis and You

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Arthritis and You – a free public forum on the latest research advances in personalized medicine and precision care for arthritis presented by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in partnership with the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health. In Edmonton: Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at ...

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Oct 202016

Karin Greaves Memorial Education Seminar – Understanding Pain, Depression and Anxiety with Total Joint Arthroplasty

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The Karin Greaves Memorial Education Seminar on Saturday, November 19, 2016, offers clinicians a full day of formal education sessions directed specifically at assessing and treating joint arthroplasties. Thinking Outside the Box: Understanding Pain, Depression & Anxiety with Total Joint Arthroplasty will include interactive presentations ...

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Oct 122016

Edmonton Musculoskeletal Centre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Congratulations to the Edmonton Musculoskeletal Centre, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. More than 130 people gathered at the Marriott Hotel at the River Cree Casino and Resort in Edmonton on September 30 to mark the occasion. Among the guests were current and former staff and surgeons from Edmonton Musculoskeletal Centre, staff ...

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Oct 122016

Learning Collaborative for Frontline Health Professionals

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Frontline health care professionals from across Alberta will gather in Edmonton on October 20 to learn about a new funding model that will reduce the wide variability in the cost of elective hip and knee replacements while maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in the quality of care. The gathering, called a Learning Collaborative, is ...

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Sep 012016

Save the Date: Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship on the Promise of the Health Sciences

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The President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Dr. Alan Bernstein, will be the inaugural speaker for the Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship. His topic: The promise of the Health Sciences in the 21st Century – a Revisit. Dr. Bernstein will deliver his lecture at three venues: University of Calgary on September 9; the Canadian ...

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