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Save the Date for this year's Wood Forum on "Arthritis and You"

In Edmonton:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10 am - noon

West Edmonton Mall

In Calgary:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

10 am to noon


Stay tuned for program details

Click here to register for the Calgary Wood Forum.

Pain Free Mobility for Life

The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health is comprised of basic scientists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, kinesiologists and biomedical engineers who research bone and joint diseases affecting more than six million Canadians. The McCaig Institute strives for early and accurate diagnosis, understanding of disease cause and progression, development of personalized treatments, prevention of bone and joint conditions and improvement of health care delivery in Alberta. Founded in 2007, the McCaig Institute has over fifty member researchers and eighty trainees at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.  The McCaig Institute works closely with Alberta Health Services and Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute.

Steven Boyd appointed director of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

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The University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone are pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Boyd, PhD, as Director of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health. The appointment is effective January 1, 2016.

Boyd has been a member of the McCaig Institute since 2002. Founded by Mr. J.R (Bud) McCaig, the McCaig Institute is home to a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, clinicians and health system researchers who have established a world-class research program to enhance the prevention and treatment of bone and joint conditions, in order to keep people moving.

In addition to this new role, Boyd is also the scientific director of the Centre for Mobility and Joint Health. More


Expressions of Arthritis

Digital storytelling helps children express how arthritis affects them. Dr. Paivi Miettunen secures a Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology Care grant to roll out a program for young patients with juvenile arthritis. To read more click here.

Arthritis is random.
Sometimes it’s good
sometimes it’s bad,
sometimes it’s all swirled
— Kaysa, age 10

Ann McCaig is honoured in Rideau Hall, Ottawa by Governor General David Johnston for her 22 years of service to the community as trustee.  Canada’s Killam Trust is named the McCaig-Killam Teaching Award. To read more about this monumental event click here.

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