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Edmonton Wood Forum: Arthritis & You

      

Presented by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in partnership with the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, the Wood Forum connects Albertans impacted by arthritis with top health experts in arthritis, precision medicine, health policy and pain management.

Hosted by CBC Edmonton AM’s Mark Connolly, the Wood Forum is a FREE opportunity to learn about the latest in arthritis and personalized medicine, and ask questions.

When: Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Newcap Radio Stage, West Edmonton Mall (Phase IV), 8820 170th St. NW

Light breakfast reception included

PROGRAM

LIGHT BREAKFAST RECEPTION

INTRODUCTION
Mark Connolly

Radio Host, CBC’s Edmonton AM

WELCOME
Dr. Robert Haennel
Interim Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

KEYNOTE
What is precision medicine? What does it mean if you have arthritis?
Dr. Marv Fritzler, Director, Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, University of Calgary

PRESENTATIONS

Stem cell therapy: what is legitimate and what to avoid 
Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta

What should I do today to live a good life with arthritis?
Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta and Research Director, Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic

A pain in the arthritis: What to do when it hurts
Dr. Geoff Bostick, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A
Dr. Marv Fritzler
Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu
Dr. Jackie Whittaker
Dr. Geoff Bostick

 

2016 Wood Forum: Arthritis and You (Highlights)

 

 

2016 Wood Forum: Arthritis and You (Full)


About the Wood Forum

The Wood Forum is an initiative supported through the Wood Joint Research Fund at the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health. This fund honours the memories of Dr. John and Mrs. Christena Wood. Their original commitment, made in 1994, supported the Wood Professorship in Joint Injury Research. A major initiative of the Professorship was the creation of annual public forums. These forums in Calgary were designed to enhance public awareness of the causes, consequences and prevention of joint injuries, and to provide the public with the opportunity to meet and discuss latest research findings and treatment options with leaders in the field. The Wood Research Fund continues this legacy.

Since 2013, the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, along with its partners, brought the Wood Forum to Edmonton.

Calgary Wood Forum 

The Calgary Wood Forum will be on Nov 5, 2016. For more details and to register, visit: Wood Forum Calgary