Joint & Bone Initiative

Canadian Bone & Joint Conference


3rd Biennial Canadian Bone & Joint Conference

May 11 & 12, 2018

hosted by

Western University’s Bone and Joint Institute 
in partnership with the
Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network

Preceded this year by the:

Canadian Bone & Joint Young Investigator Forum 

May 10, 2018

learn more at

CBJC Gala Banquet - May 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm
with Special Guest
Robert Buren (

"From Paraplegia to the Podium:
9 Years of Finding a Way"


Held on the picturesque Western University Campus in London Ontario, this exciting event will bring together international experts spanning multiple disciplines of musculoskeletal research. They will present new knowledge and brainstorm about future collaborative research to fulfill a vision of Lifelong Mobility.

Registration: Coming Soon!

Preliminary Program: Coming Soon

Invited Speakers Include:

Dr. Laurent Bouyer -  Université Laval
Dr. Jean-Francois Esculier - 
University of British Columbia
Dr. Farshid Guilak - Washington University
Dr. Graham King - Western University
Dr. Linda LiUniversity of British Columbia
Dr. Stephen Robinovitch - Simon Fraser University

Abstract Submission Portal: Coming Soon!

Abstract Deadline:  March 17, 2018


Transdisciplinary Conference Themes Include:

  • Basic Biological & Biomedical Advances in MSK Health
  • Innovations in Physical Sciences & Engineering Research
  • Improving MSK Health through Clinical, Community & Health Services Research
  • MSK Research to Enhance Lifelong Mobility
  • Novel Wearable Technology Solutions for MSK Rehabilitation


2016 Canadian Bone and Joint Conference

April 8 & 9, 2016

Building on the success of the 2014 BAJIR Conference, Western's Bone and Joint Institute looks to host it's biennual conference with the new banner of the Canadian Bone and Joint Conference, bringing together attendees  from all aspects of Musculoskeletal Research to share ideas and further research in this very important area. 

Call for Abstracts Deadline - Feb 28th 2016

Conference Speakers Include:

  • Dr, Aileen Davis, University Hospital Network, Toronto Ontario
  • Dr Carl-Éric Aubin, Polytechnique Montréal PQ
  • Dr. Marjolein van der Mueluenm  Cornell University, NY
  • Dr. Carl Blobel, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
  • Dr. Emil Schemitsch, Western University, Canada
  • Dr. Cari Whyne Sunnybrook Research Institute Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos, Western University, Canada

2014 Bone and Joint Injury and Repair (BAJIR) Conference

January 16 & 17th 2014

Arthritis is a debilitating and painful condition affecting nearly four and a half million Canadians, and the number is steadily climbing as our population ages.  It takes a huge toll on a person’s quality of life, and on our health budgets.  The cost of treating one of the most common forms, osteoarthritis, alone is expected to quadruple over the next two decades reaching $8.1 billion by the year 2031.
The role of inflammation in arthritis and cost-effective osteoarthritis care are two of the topics covered in the 2014 Bone and Joint Injury Repair Conference which took place at the London Convention Centre on January 16th and 17th 2014.   Organized by The Interdisciplinary Development Initiative in Bone & Joint Health at Western University, the conference attracted over 125 physicians and scientists from across Canada. In addition to diseases like arthritis, the conference will cover trauma injuries, orthopaedic surgery, imaging issues and the newest treatments to improve musculoskeletal health.

Some conference highlights:
•  Dr. John Di Battista of McGill University and the role of inflammation in osteoarthritis
•  Dr. Mark McLeod of London Health Sciences Centre discusses where is the future for research
•  Keynote Address –Andre Picard, health reporter, Globe and Mail newspaper, “Get Hip to the Benefits of Health Research”
•  Dr. Ed Harvey of McGill University on orthopaedic trauma research