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Trainee Seeking Post-Doc Opportunities

Flora To-Miles of the University of British Columbia (current supervisor Dr. Catherine Backman) is currently seeking Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities in the areas of Rehabilitation, occupational therapy, arthritis, chronic diseases and wellbeing.

Recent publications (contact Flora for a full list of publications):

  1. To-Miles, F., Forwell, S., Puterman, E., Håkansson, C., Wagman, P., & Backman, C.L. (2021). Accepted pending revisions. Exploring occupations and well-being before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in adults with and without inflammatory arthritis. Journal of Occupational Science.
  2. To-Miles, F., Håkansson, C., Wagman, P., & Backman, C.L. (2021). In press.Exploring the associations among occupational balance and health of adults with and without inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication.

Recent Awards:

Arthritis Society Research Grant, $5000

Doctoral research grant, 2018

Andrew Nord Fellowship in Rheumatology (UBC award; 2016-2020)

Contact: ftomiles@student.ubc.ca; floto49@gmail.com

The MSK Rehab Research Network is happy to share available opportunities (such as job postings or trainee positions) and qualified trainees seeking opportunities (such as post-doctoral fellowships) with our members. Please contact rehabnet@uwo.ca for details.

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Opportunities

Opportunity: Professor Position at Northeastern University

Of interest to trainees, we are sharing the current opportunity of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University’s Boston Campus.

See full details here: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/508305/assistantassociate-professor

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Announcements Grants Research

UPDATED: 2021-22 Grant Competition

On behalf of the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network and our Executive Committee, we are pleased to launch the call for our next grant funding opportunity.

Over our first five years of operations the MSK Rehab Research Network has supported a total of 24 projects; an investment of nearly $300,000 in high impact, early stage pilot projects and innovative research teams.

This round of funding will be focused on multi-centre feasibility pilot studies, including randomized controlled trials (RCT) and prospective cohort studies.

Available funding:

Up to $150,000 total available funds for up to six (6) grants of up to $25,000 each

Call for Applications: December 6, 2021

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

Anticipated Notice of Decision: May 27, 2022

Funding Start Date: June 1, 2022

Please see application form below for full details and application instructions. Note that this applicationAny questions can be directed to rehabnet@uwo.ca

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Announcements Research

GaitNET – OA Canada Seminar Series #2

Recorded session now available below!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the second event in the GaitNET-OA Canada Seminar Series.

Building on the Biomechanics and Osteoarthritis Symposium in May, this session was focused on clinical biomechanics research as it relates to the interplay between pain and gait biomechanics. Over 60 attendees joined virtually from across Canada, the United States and Europe for this informative and engaging seminar.

The recorded session is now available for those who could not attend the session. Listen to leading experts Drs. Monica Maly, Katherine Boyer present new advances in pain science including mechanisms of pain generation and perception, as well as how altered gait biomechanics may influence pain. They were then joined by Drs. Tuhina Neogi, Lisa Carlesso, and Tim Wideman for an engaging panel discussion on clinical implications of biomechanics research, for which attendees were able to submit questions prior to the session and pose them live to the panel.

Thank you to the organizers including Drs. Michael Hunt and Cheryl Kozey for creating a unique and engaging event, 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.

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Arthritis Society Funding Success

Congratulations to several of our Network researchers, collaborators and trainees who were successful in The Arthritis Society’s recent funding opportunities!

We are thrilled to see many of our members, including past Network Pilot Grant recipients, receive external funding for their innovative work. Full information and list of awardees are available here: https://arthritis.ca/researchers/competition-results

Dr. David Holdsworth, Western University: Ignite Innovation Grant

Project Title: A low-cost solution using telemetry technology to remotely measure quality and quantity of physical activity and gait in individuals with lower limb arthritis

Amount: $100,000 over 2 years

Dr. Emily Lalone, Western University: Ignite Innovation Grant

Project Title: Development of the TEAR-SLL Tool (technique for effective assessment in radiographs of the scapholunate ligament) to prevent wrist arthritis after injury

Amount: $100,000 over 2 years

Dr. Joy MacDermid, Western University: Ignite Innovation Grant

Project Title: Development of a novel technology-enabled joint protection program for shoulder arthritis and joint replacement

Amount: $100,000 over 2 years

Dr. Rebecca Moyer, Dalhousie University: Ignite Innovation Grant

Project Title: Persuasive technology: A paradigm-shift to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve joint and overall health in individuals with knee osteoarthritis

Amount: $100,000 over 2 years

Kyle Vader, Queen’s University: PhD Salary Award

Project title: Team-based primary care for the management of chronic low back pain

Amount: $9,500 plus matching funds

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ISEK 2022 Congress

The ISEK (International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology) 2022 Congress is being held June 22-25 in Quebec City.

Two of the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network’s Co-PIs, Dr. Laurent Bouyer and Dr. Jean-Sebastien Roy are co-chairs for this exciting international conference.

The proposal submission period for symposium, workshops and abstracts is now underway. We encourage you to submit your proposals and hope to see many Network members at the conference next year!

More information is available here: https://isek.org/2022-congress/

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Newsletter

Summer 2021 Newsletter

We are pleased to share our latest MSK Rehab Research Network Newsletter.

It has been a busy spring and summer with plenty of recent highlights and upcoming opportunities to share.

Included in this newsletter:

  • Recent Network member success
  • New website!
  • Funding Opportunity – 2021 competition now open
  • Upcoming events
  • …and much more
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Save the Date: Quebec Symposium on Neurostimulation

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.

For more information and registration please visit https://neurostimulation.ca/en/symposium-2/

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CIHR Grant Success: Dr. Jean-Sébastien Roy & Team

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

Amount: $293,100

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.

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Funding Request Policy

The Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network is a CIHR-IMHA funded network of researchers, trainees and collaborators. We aim to create innovative funding mechanisms for researchers and learning opportunities for trainees. The Network provides seed funding for project and/or team development each year with a focus on maximizing impact and attracting future external funds. Similarly, we strive to create innovative and collaborative training opportunities to foster the development of trainees in MSK research.

All of our funding opportunities are required to not only meet CIHR funding standards, but must also meet our mandate of facilitating excellence in MSK research through collaboration and innovative teams/projects. We ensure that all funding applications are reviewed by a panel that includes researchers of all career stages, trainees, as well as patient representatives.

To ensure our funds are allocated equitably across research areas and geography, and are reviewed by our panel of researchers and patients to assess potential impact, all Network funds are awarded through our funding competition processes. We do not accept research funding requests outside of our standard funding mechanisms. Limited support may be available for sponsorship of collaborative meetings and training initiatives that meet the Network’s objectives, and will reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Further questions can be sent to our Network Coordinator through the form below: