Bone and Joint Canada receives
2013 CIHR-IMHA knowledge translation award
Recognized for establishing national
models of care and building research capacity
Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Musculoskeletal Health
and Arthritis(CIHR-IMHA) is pleased to announce that Bone
andJoint Canada (BJC) is the recipient of the 2013 CIHR-IMHA Knowledge
Translation Award. Ms.Eve Adams, Member of Parliament for
Mississauga-Brampton South and ParliamentarySecretary to the Minister of
Health, presented the award at the opening reception of the Arthritis Alliance
ofCanada'sConference and Research Symposium.
'On behalf of our Government, I congratulate Bone and Joint Canada for
receiving this important honour,' said Parliamentary Secretary Adams.
'Your leadership has improved boththe care and management of
musculoskeletal conditions and enhanced the quality of life of many
BJC was formed in 2002 to representCanadain the International Bone
and Joint Decade launched by the World Health Organization in 2000 as a global
partnership to reduce theimpact of musculoskeletal health conditions. BJC
received the award in recognition of its outstanding contribution over the last
ten years in engaging stakeholders, building researchcapacity, sharing
best practices, and developing and implementing national models of care for hip
and knee replacement and hip fracture.
'We are pleased to recognize the outstanding work of Bone and Joint Canada
with this award,' said Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, Scientific Director of
CIHR-IMHA. 'They are an importantpartner and have contributed
greatly in moving research into action and fostering the development of young
researchers in the field of musculoskeletal health.'
The CIHR-IMHA Knowledge Translation Award honours and supports exemplary
knowledge translation efforts and activities of an exceptional individual, team
or organization that hasmade an outstanding contribution to increasing
the application of research findings, improving the health of Canadians, health
services and products or strengthening the health caresystem.
BJC wants to
acknowledge all the work across the country in all the provinces to implement
changes for patients so that they experience improved access and quality of
care. It is this hard work and commitment that has been demonstrated by all the
BJC membership that has lead to this award of recognition.
BJC looks forward over
the next few years to support the work to continue to improve care in hip and
knee replacement and hip fracture and looks forward to the challenges of
working with the primary care in improving care for patients with