Bone and Joint Canada receives 2013 CIHR-IMHA Knowledge Translation Award

Recognized for establishing national models of care and building research capacity

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA) is pleased to announce that Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) is the recipient of the 2013 CIHR-IMHA Knowledge Translation Award. Ms. Eve Adams, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, presented the award at the opening reception of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada's Conference and Research Symposium.

"On behalf of our Government, I congratulate Bone and Joint Canada for receiving this important honour," said Parliamentary Secretary Adams. "Your leadership has improved both the care and management of musculoskeletal conditions and enhanced the quality of life of many Canadians."

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.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system for Canadians. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 12,600 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca


SOURCE: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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David Coulombe
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
613-941-4563


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