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Award honours Bone and Joint Canada


Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA) has announced that Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) is the recipient of the 2013 CIHR-IMHA Knowledge Translation Award.

BJC was formed in 2002 to represent Canada in the International Bone and Joint Decade launched by the World Health Organization in 2000 as a global partnership to reduce the impact of musculoskeletal health conditions. BJC received the award in recognition of its outstanding contribution over the last ten years in engaging stakeholders, building research capacity, 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 important partner 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 has made an outstanding contribution to increasing the application of research findings, improving the health of Canadians, health services and products or strengthening the health care system.