Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network - Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research



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Upcoming Events

Canadian Bone and Joint Conference and Young Investigator Forum - Virtual

The CBJC 2020 is being hosted in partnership with Western’s Bone and Joint Institute, the Canadian Network for Mobility Research (CaNMoR), and the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network on June 12th & 13th 2020.

This event will be preceded on June 11th by the Canadian Bone and Joint Young Investigator’s Forum (CBJY) - featuring trainee focused workshops organized by trainees for trainees. Given the current health concerns we are facing, these unique and exciting events will all be delivered virtually.

Our program will include live streamed Oral Presentations, Pre-recorded Video Open Poster Sessions, and Invited Guest Speakers (updates will continue to be made online as speakers are confirmed). Awards will be presented (sponsorship dependent) to the top presentations and posters.

Registration now open! Full information is available at:

Information on the Young Investigator Forum is available here. Session topics include Getting Back on Track...During a Pandemic and Marketing Yourself and Your Research

Past Events

2019 Network Meeting - SPC 2019

We look forward to heading to Western Canada for the first time and we will be hosting our Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Third World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy in Vancouver, BC. This premiere international conference is being held October 4-5, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The Network will be hosting our annual meeting on October 4th, 2019 over the lunch hour. Details will be announced in the coming months. Conference registration is open and information can be found on its website:


Summer School on Wearable Sensors for Balance and Movement

From August 12th to 16th, students will learn about the theory, applications and limitations of wearable sensors and how to use them in a clinically meaningful situation. The 5-day workshop will include guest speaker talks as well as hands-on experience working on a specified group project. Participants will be required to present their work on the 5th day in front of a panel.

Registration is limited to trainees of members from the OBDAF Research Cluster, Canadian MSK Research Network, and Sentinelle Nord .

Conference Website





3rd Quebec Congress in Adaptation-Rehabilitation Research

The Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network hosted its first national meeting of 2019 at the 3rd Quebec Congress in Adaptation-Rehabilitation Research. The conference took place on May 16-17, 2019, at the Centre Mont-Royal, in Montreal Quebec and was held under the theme: Uniting our Strength for rehabilitation in all stages of life.

Conference Website





2018 Canadian Bone & Joint Conference

In partnership with the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network, the Canadian Bone & Joint Conference in May 2018 was a huge success. With over 300 attendees including researchers, clinicians, trainees, patient representatives and industry partners, the 2018 edition of the CBJC more than doubled its previous attendance numbers.



Thanks to the generous support of our partners including Western University’s Bone & Joint Institute and numerous industry sponsors, final conference expenses were below the Network’s budgeted cost. This will allow the Network to reallocate some of its grant funds to future conferences and funding opportunities.


Conference highlights:

  • Forty-six Network members attended from five provinces including five oral presenters and all five Network Principal Investigators
  • Hosted an interactive priority setting session on Technology & Wearable Sensors run by Network NPI Dr. Joy MacDermid
  • Held our Annual Meeting & Update which was also attended by CIHR IMHA Scientific Director Dr. Karim Khan
  • Organized patient engagement initiatives throughout the conference
  • Our administrative team played a key role in the conference planning and organization




2017 Annual Network Meeting - Montreal, Quebec

The Network's First Annual Meeting was held May 17-18 in Montreal, Quebec in conjunction with the 2017 Quebec Congress in Adaptation-Rehabilitation Research. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Network activities included a keynote speach by Network NPI Dr. Joy MacDermid, our first annual Opening Assembly, a roundtable activity on collaboration by Dr. Jean-Sebastien Roy, and presentations by numerous Network members:
Lisa Carlesso, Francois Desmeules, Dany Gagnon, Guillaume Leonard, Shawn Robbins, Kathryn Sinden