Post Conference Panel Session: MSK Innovation Factory

Join the leads of this exciting initiative, Drs Joy MacDermid and Trevor Birmingham, Western University Bone and Joint Institute, as they introduce the MSK Innovation Factory and explore the opportunities this exciting opportunity will offer to members of the National MSK community.

Based on feedback the CBJC planning committee has received, it has been determined that the Innovation Factory Panel session will be held as a separate event at a later date, rather than a part of the CBJC 2022 program directly.

We look forward to hosting this exciting and engaging virtual panel session in the coming weeks. Your registration email will be included in upcoming speaker announcements and confirmation of a new date for this event.

We apologize for any inconvenience the change may cause.


Dr. Joy MacDermid

Professor, Departments of Physical Therapy and Surgery, Western University, Canada and Co-Lead MSK Innovation Factory.

Bio: Dr. Joy MacDermid is a physical therapist, hand therapist, epidemiologist and holds a CIHR New Investigator Award. She is Co-director of the Clinical Research Lab within the Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre (HULC) and also an Associate Professor (School of Rehabilitation Science) at McMaster University. She is cross-appointed to Departments of Surgery and Epidemiology at both McMaster University and Western University. Her research projects address clinical questions related to enhancing prevention, assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders and related work disability. Specific research interests include: understanding factors that contribute to upper extremity disability surgery and rehabilitation intervention effectiveness, randomized clinical trials/trial methodology, cohort outcomes studies, psychometrics of clinical measurement (performance or self-report, measures of pain/disability/quality-of-life), clinical epidemiology, clinical practice guidelines, and knowledge transfer. Courses developed and taught include upper extremity clinical skills research and evidence-based practice, quality-of-life (measurement/research), knowledge exchange, and transfer.


Dr. Trevor Birmingham

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Western University, Canada and Co-Lead MSK Innovation Factory,

Bio: Dr. Trevor Birmingham is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. As Co-Director of the Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, located in the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, his research combines clinical and biomechanical investigations of rehabilitative and surgical interventions for musculoskeletal conditions.