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.
Congratulations to Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Co-PI Dr. Jean-Sébastien Roy (Université Laval) and his team for recently being awarded a CIHR Operating Grant for their project, ” Better understanding physical and cognitive impairments and functional limitations in people suffering from long COVID to support the development of adapted interventions”
Team: Dr. Jean-Sébastien Roy, Dr. Jean-Sébastien Paquette, Dr. Kadija Perreault
With: Dr. S. Beaulieu-Bonneau. Dr. K. Best, A. Campeau-Lecours, S. Deslauriers, Dr. F. Desmeules
The project’s objective of documenting persistent physical symptoms of COVID-19 in order to define the medical and rehabilitation interventions needed for this population are strongly linked to the Network priorities. We look forward to supporting this project by sharing its results to our membership and through our knowledge translation channels.
Both Dr. Roy and Dr. Perrault have been past recipients of the MSK Rehab Research Network Pilot Grant program. We look forward to supporting this and their other strong research projects in the future.
The inaugural Biomechanics and Osteoarthritis Symposium was held on May 28th in conjunction with the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and the Canadian MSK Rehabilitation Research Network. Hosted by Dr. Michael Hunt (UBC), Dr. Cheryl Kozey (Dalhousie) and Dr. Janie Wilson (McMaster), over 100 registrants from Canada, the United States and Europe enjoyed an engaging morning of presentations, discussion and collaboration.
The virtual symposium began with a debate between Dr. Hunt and Dr. Wilson on the relative importance of the external knee adduction moment in osteoarthritis biomechanics research. This was followed by five trainee presentations on a wide range of topics in biomechanics and osteoarthritis research. The morning was concluded by a presentation from Dr. Kozey on the future of the GaitNET initiative which is supported by the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network.
The event was highly successful in its goal of bringing together researchers from across Canada and abroad, to discuss priorities in biomechanics research and investigate how collaboration can move the field forward through building consensus, increasing sample sizes and improving future funding success.
Thank you to the organizers for creating a unique and engaging event on short notice, and to all of the presenters for sharing their exciting work. We look forward to hosting these events on a regular basis to increase collaborations, scale-up research and ultimately improve MSK health outcomes for those living with pain and limited mobility.
The recorded sessions are now available to view here:
We are pleased to share the latest newsletter from the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network.
Despite the challenges faced over the past several months, the Network’s Executive and Administrative teams have been hard at work on a number of exciting initiatives. This edition is filled with news and highlights including:
Canadian Bone & Joint Conference Highlights
Addressing Mobility Challenges faced through COVID-19