Post Conference Workshop: Osteoarthritis National Cohort

Join us in a hybrid conference workshop as we explore current challenges of Osteoarthritis. Featuring a presentation by Dr. Steve Boyd - Director of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, University of Calgary, this workshop will explore the Osteoarthritis National Cohort, the data surrounding this disease, along with its challenges, opportunities and future priorities.


Due to the increase of COVID cases and suggestions from Health Authorities, the Conference Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this Workshop.  This will be offered at a later date by Western's Bone and Joint Institute in partnership with CaNMoR and the Canadian MSK Rehab Network.


Session Description: 

Friday April 22, 2022
9:30am - 11:30am EDT 


Thursday April 21, 2022
12:00pm - 12:45 pm EDT

Dr. Steve Boyd

Professor, Department of Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine; Faculty of Kinesiology (joint), and Schulich School of Engineering (joint), University of Calgary; Director, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

Bio: Dr. Steve Boyd is a Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine in the Department of Radiology at the University of Calgary, with a joint position at the Schulich School of Engineering and Faculty of Kinesiology. He holds a Senior Scholar position from Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. He is the Bob and Nola Rintoul Chair in Bone and Joint Research and the McCaig Chair in Bone and Joint Health.

In 2016, he was appointed the Director of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health. The focal point for his research is in the Bone Imaging Laboratory, established in 2004. It is comprised of a number of trainees and research staff and an array of micro-computed tomography (µCT) imaging equipment and supporting computing facilities. The research projects focus on using novel imaging technologies and analysis methods to develop methods for better diagnosis and monitoring of diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. His work is funded by the Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and other sources.