Free public talk: Move It! The Latest in Mobility Research

Free public talk: Move It! The Latest in Mobility Research

Free public talk: Move It! The Latest in Mobility Research
Date/ Time: Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: New Lecture Theatre, Level 1 Providence Building, St. Paul’s Hospital (1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver)

Why do some people get hurt when they fall down, but not others? Can exercise help children with arthritis? How can we best recover from joint surgery? What are the societal costs of arthritis?
Join leading experts in joint and bone health to learn about the latest in mobility research, treatments and prevention strategies.

Topic and speakers for the evening will include:

LEAP: Studying exercise, activity, and bone health in Canadian children with arthritis
Lori Tucker, MD
Clinical Investigator, Child & Family Research Institute
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

Falling down – Why do some people’s bones break while others’ do not
Pierre Guy, MD, MBA
Leader, Fracture Prevention, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
Associate Professor and Clinician-Scientist/Orthopedic Surgeon,
Department of Orthopaedics, Vancouver Coastal Health and University of British Columbia

The best practices for recovering from total joint replacement
Marie Westby, PT, PhD
Physical Therapy Teaching Supervisor, Mary Pack Arthritis Program, Vancouver Coastal Health
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

The indirect costs of inflammatory arthritis
Aslam H. Anis, PhD, FCAHS
Professor and Director, Health Administration Program
Co-Lead, Health Services and Systems, SSPH, UBC
Director, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute

Moderator: Heather McKay, PhD
Director of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and University of British Columbia
Professor of Orthopaedics and Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

RSVP via e-mail to research@providencehealth.bc.ca or by phone to 604-806-9464