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Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and a significant cause of disability worldwide.  With a growing and aging Canadian population, its prevalence and burden of disability are predicted increase.  Fortunately, the risk of developing osteoarthritis can be reduced and while there is no known cure, much can be done to reduce its impacts. (Osteoarthritis Canada)

Please join us at our virtual educational event focusing on osteoarthritic pain for people with lived experience and  healthcare providers.


Here's whats in store for you!

How to Talk to Your Physician About Your Pain

Dr. Sean Gonzales

MD, FRCPC, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Tien Yen 

MD FRCPC, Clinical Associate, University of Alberta


Living with Osteoarthritis

Understanding the Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

Dr. Gillian Hawker

MD MSc, Professor and Chair Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Senior Scientist Women’s College Research Institute

Myth busters about Osteoarthritis: A Lively Discussion

Dr. Elisabeth Saxton

R.Psych,  CBI Health


Exploring Clinical Pain Research in Osteoarthritis

Dr. Lisa Carlesso

PT, PhD, Assistant Professor School for Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

Patrycja Vaid

RN, BN, MN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Pain Service, Alberta Health Service

Interdisciplinary Assessment: Treating Osteoarthritis

Common Osteoarthritis Medications
Will Leung

B.Sc. Pharmacy, Strathcona Prescription Centre

Physiotherapy Management of Osteoarthritis
Emilie Brown

MScPT, BKin, Physiotherapist

OT Perspective in Treating Osteoarthritis
Cheryl Crow

OTR/L,  Occupational Therapist & Patient Educator
Founder of Arthritis Life

A Psychologists Perspective
Dr. Elisabeth Saxton

R.Psych,  CBI Health

An Interventional Physicians Perspective
Dr. Darren Gray

MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EMG)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Panel Discussion Discussing Osteoarthritis and Treatments

Will Leung
Emilie Brown
Cheryl Crow
Dr. Elisabeth Saxton
Dr. Darren Gray

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