Congratulations goes to Network NPI, Dr. Joy MacDermid for receiving Western University’s prestigious Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.
This award recognizes Dr. MacDermid’s innovation of patient-reported outcome measures to advance clinical practice and research, her world-class publication record and her leadership in integrated knowledge translation.
“The Hellmuth Prizes for Achievement in Research are named in honour of Bishop Isaac Hellmuth, who founded The University of Western Ontario in 1878. There are two such prizes offered annually, one in the area broadly defined as the natural sciences and engineering […] and one in the social sciences and humanities” (Western University).
The Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network is committed to supporting high-impact, high-potential research and teams across Canada. Our annual Collaborative Catalyst grants are aimed to encourage new, externally funded, transdisciplinary research initiatives.
We were thrilled with the both the number and quality of submissions in response to this year’s call. The Rehab Network initially intended to fund up to six projects at up to $25,000 each – a total of $150,000. However our reviewers felt the quality of the submissions warranted funding additional applications. Therefore, we were happy to increase our budget for this call, funding a total of eight (8) applications at $25,000 each – a total investment of $200,000.
Below are the successful teams:
A pilot feasibility multicenter study to identify risk factors for rapid progression in those with early mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis
Janie Wilson, Trevor Birmingham, Top Applteon, Sarah Manske, Steve Boyd, Olga Theou, Rebecca Moyer, Michael Dunbar, Joy MacDermid, Angelo Rudic (P), Bernadette McCann (T), Ann Smith Viera (P)
Characterizing patient mobility and functional status while on waitlist for total knee replacement: A multi-center feasibility pilot study
Janie Astephen Wilson, Dylan Kobsar,, David Wilson, Elise Laende (T), Jereme Outerleys (T), Cheryl Kozey, Michael Dunbar, Glen Richardson, Ann Smith-Veiero (P), Gavin Wood, John Rudan, Mark Harrison, Aaron Campbell, Anthony Adili
Hugo Masse Alarie
Spine motor control and pain processing as predictive and explanatory factors of chronic low back pain
Luc Lacombe (P), Pierre Langevin, Guillaume Léonard, Clermont Dionne, Lisa Carlesso, Michel-Pierre Coll, Anaïs Lacasse, Jean-Sébastien Roy
Do psychosocial factors predict the persistence of shoulder pain?
Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, Dayana Patricia Rosa, (T), Hugo Masse-Alarie, Alex Scott, Frédérique Dupuis, Marc-Olivier Dubé, Gilles Drouin (P)
Virtual Intervention for Vertebral frACture (VIVA): Feasibility of implementation in a multicentre trial
Western University PhD candidate and Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network trainee, Codie Primeau recently presented some of his thesis work at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum held in Winnipeg, MB from June 13th to 17th, 2022.
Codie was selected as one of 9 Western doctoral students to represent the university at the conference which aims to connect over 100 students from across Canada from various fields of health/basic science research.
During the National Poster Competition, Codie was the recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Honourable Mention Award for his project titled: Association of Changes in Gait Biomechanics with Clinically Important Improvements in Pain and Subsequent Total Knee Replacement after High Tibial Osteotomy.
Registration and abstract submissions for the upcoming 2022 Canadian Bone and Joint Conference are now open! And we are thrilled to announce that this exciting virtual conference will be FREE for Rehab Network trainees!
The MSK Rehab Research Network is covering the cost of registration for our trainee members. Trainees can contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering to receive a discount code that will cover your full registration fee!
The Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network is thrilled to once again co-host this unique and exciting virtual conference that will include an interactive panel hosted by Dr. Joy MacDermid on “MSK Innovation Factory” – co-creation of technology-enabled interventions for MSK health. We strongly encourage our members to attend as we introduce the MSK Innovation Factory initiative at Western University and its concepts; followed by a series of presentations from MSK Rehab Research Network members on their projects in development.
The conference will include Live-streamed Oral Presentations and Pre-recorded Video Open Poster Sessions focused on several topic areas including (but not limited to):
Inflammation and Auto Immune Diseases
Impact of Arthritis on youth and their care transitions
In addition to an exciting and interactive scientific line up, this year’s conference will once again include a Young Investigator’s Forum – a full block of offerings organized by trainees just for you. Interactive sessions include Insider View of Tri-Council Scholarships, No Time to Be Human: Making Room for Self-Care in Graduate School, and Academia and Beyond: Career Opportunities After Graduate School.
In partnership with Western’s Bone and Joint Institute and the Canadian Network for Mobility Research (CaNMoR), we are pleased to announce the Save the Date for the 2022 Canadian Bone and Joint Conference (CBJC) to be held April 21 & 22 2022.
This event will once again be preceded on April 20th by the Canadian Bone and Joint Young Investigator’s Forum, a forum organized by trainees for trainees, which will include trainee-focused workshop offerings and presentations.
At this time, we are planning to deliver workshop components of the event in a hybrid manner, but for this year all Keynote, Plenary and Poster presentations will be continued to be delivered virtually.
Conference themes will include but may not be limited to: Human & Technology Interaction for Health; Rehabilitation; Inflammation & Autoimmune Diseases; Phenotyping, Context and Design Principles; and Juvenile Arthritis, Care, & Transitions.
Confirmed speakers for this year’s events include:
Carl Blobel, Cornell University
Natoshia Cunningham, Michigan State University
Irene Davis, Harvard University
Natasha Gakhal, University of Toronto
Danielle McCormak, The Arthritis Society
Dana Orange, Rockefeller University
Christopher Overall, University of British Columbia
Brian Pietrosimone, University of North Carolina
Angelo Ravelli, University of Genoa, Italy
Evelyn Rozenblyum, University of Toronto & Hospital for SickKids
The conference website is being updated as details are confirmed. The abstract submission details will be distributed in the near future with the submission portal opening soon. Check back frequently for updates here:
The MSK Rehab Research Network is pleased to announce our partnership with REHAB+
What is REHAB+?
As part of McMaster University’s McMasterPLUS suite of services, REHAB+ provides “one-stop” access to pre-appraised evidence to support clinical decisions. REHAB+ provides a new path to address the key question in this era of evidence-based health care: what is the current best evidence available to support clinical decisions?
The MSK Rehab Research Network has partnered with REHAB+ to provide our members free access to the site for the latest pre-appraised research publications. Our website will also host a continuously updated feed of publications from our membership, so you can stay up-to-date on the latest research from our members.
REHAB+ incorporates the McMasterPLUS email alerting system and searchable database of best evidence from the health care literature of particular interest to rehabilitation professionals.
Users with interests in a specific clinical problem or treatment can search the database for articles dating back to 2007, or they can be sent email notifications when new publications are posted in their specific area(s) of interest.
All articles posted in REHAB+ have already passed critical appraisal and the system can provide access to the newest research available.
Get Involved and Gain Early Access
REHAB+ also provides the opportunity to gain first access to new publications and review an article’s clinical relevance and newsworthiness. Anyone interested in gaining early access to new research, or providing valuable feedback on new publications to the research community, will have articles tailored to their research interest sent directly to their inbox.
Providing reviews on new publications ensures that REHAB+ is a pipeline for high quality research to improve clinical decision making and, ultimately, patient outcomes. You can join the site and select your alerting preferences here: https://plus.mcmaster.ca/rehab/Account/Register
If you are interested in acting as a reviewer for the latest articles, please contact: email@example.com
In recent decades, several techniques have been developed to stimulate the central nervous system. Today, researchers and clinicians use neurostimulation to study and better understand how the brain works, but also to treat various pathologies affecting the central nervous system.
In the light of the success and positive feedback following the first edition, the “Groupe de Recherche sur les Aînés, la Neurostimulation et la Douleur” are proud to announce the Second Edition of the Quebec Symposium on Neurostimulation (SQN), held virtually on October 28-29, 2021.