Joint & Bone Initiative

CBJC 2018


The Bone & Joint Institute at Western University, in partnership with the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network is thrilled to welcome nearly 300 attendees from around the world this week to the 2018 Canadian Bone and Joint Conference held Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th 2018 in London, Ontario.

This year’s Conference will be held on the picturesque Western University Campus in London Ontario, in the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building (HSB) and the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Family School of Nursing (FNS) Buildings at 1151 Richmond Street, London Ontario.

We are thrilled to host attendees from across Canada, the US, Ireland, UK, Australia and Japan. This scientific conference will include plenary speakers, invited podium speakers, oral & poster presentations, and concurrent workshops on Day 2 ranging from wearable technologies, 3D running and gait, and regenerative medicine.

This conference will be preceded by the Canadian Bone and Joint
Young Investigator Forum on May 10, 2018.


Speakers include:

Dr. Frank Barry - National University of Ireland, Galway 
Dr. Laurent Bouyer -  Université Laval
Dr. Jean-Francois Esculier - 
University of British Columbia
Dr. Farshid Guilak
- Washington University
Dr. Kurt Hankenson
- University of Michigan
Dr. Karim Kahn - Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Dr. Graham King - Western University
Dr. Linda LiUniversity of British Columbia
Dr. Jane MitchellUniversity of Toronto
Dr. Elise F. MorganBoston University
Dr. Julie Richardson - McMaster University
Dr. Stephen Robinovitch - Simon Fraser University
Dr. Janet Ronsky - University of Calgary
Dr. Jackie Whittaker - University of Alberta
Dr. Janie Wilson - Dalhousie University

Mr. Robert Buren - (Gala Banquet Speaker)


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