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On behalf of the Dalhousie Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research group, we would like to welcome you to our Research Night . We are excited to see so many familiar faces joining us in person, and thrilled that we have the opportunity to invite our fellows and colleagues from past years to join us again this year. In the past year, we have published over a dozen papers. We have presented our work at over 75 international and national venues, including conferences, webinars and live surgical educational broadcasts. We continue to have visiting surgeons learn our techniques and engage in our research both virtually and in-person. Thank you for participating in this year's event . We value your interest and involvement and we thank you for making this year's event a big success!

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Dr. Ivan Wong

Dr. Cathy Coady

Dr. Nathan Urquhart


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Best Wishes to our 2023-2024 Fellows

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Dr. Makena Mbogori came to Halifax from Nairobi, Kenya. This year, Makena won the ISAKOS New Researcher grant valued at $10,000.00 USD for her research project on Virtual Preceptorship for Surgical Teaching. Makena has given 4 presentations since last June on her research, including an invited podium presentation at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Annual Meeting. Makena also successfully passed her MCCQE exams in spring 2024 to obtain a full license to practice in Canada. This fall, Makena will be heading to Edmonton, Alberta, to complete a Hand and Upper Limb Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Michael Lapner.

Dr. Jillian Karpyshyn grew up in Edmonton, completing her medical training at the University of Alberta. In the past year, Jillian has been successful in procuring Shoulder 360 and Arthroscopy Association of North America Scholarships. She won the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) Fellow & Research Presentation Award, as well as being presented with 2 AAC awards at the COA Annual Meeting for Best Overall Paper and the RI Harris Research Award. Jillian has presented her research at 6 conferences and meetings in the past year. Jillian is heading to Nice in September to pursue a Shoulder Fellowship with Dr. Pascal Boileau.

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Dr. Emily Chan grew up in Ottawa, completing a Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Queen’s University. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee for medical school and completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan. Emily had 2 invited podium presentations at the COA Annual Meeting in June 2024, and had 2 other research project abstracts accepted for podium presentation at international conferences. Following her year in Halifax, Emily will be starting a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity with the Pan Am Clinic group in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

3-Minute Presentation Contest

Our medical learners work hard year-round to engage in research projects. These learners have had their abstracts accepted and presented at international conferences. As a testament to their abilities, several of these learners have won awards for their work. The presentation line-up can be viewed here:

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Our Learners in Action


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Dalhousie Sports Medicine
Research Night 2023

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