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Hey OA! Podcast

We are excited to announce our new podcast, Hey OA! One of our young investigators, Kerry Costello, will be interviewing a new guest for each monthly episode and will cover topics ranging from groundbreaking new research to clinical care and policy, knowledge translation, career paths and more. 

If you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers please contact Kerry Costello.

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HeyOA004: Tom Appleton MD, PhD, Western University, London, ON, Canada
July 2017

Dr. Tom Appleton, a clinician-scientist and assistant professor of rheumatology and medicine at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada talks about having both a clinical career and a research career, OA phenotypes and the potential for patient-specific treatments, and his experience being part of the OARSI year in review for 2017.

More information about Dr. Appleton’s research can be found at his website (coming soon): or on twitter: @ctgappleton The paper mentioned by Dr. Appleton on cell senescence and post-traumatic OA can be found at:

Remember to check out the new OARSI video at the bottom of the home page! You can also find OARSI on Facebook and Twitter: @OARSInews, @OARSI_YI


HeyOA003: Janie Astephen Wilson, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
June 2017

Dr. Astephen Wilson, a professor of biomedical engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and co-director of the Dynamics of Human Motion Laboratory tells us about how she got started in her career in osteoarthritis research, gives some tips on productive collaboration and developing meaningful mentor-mentee relationships, and explains how principal component analysis can be used to interrogate both magnitude and temporal characteristics of gait waveform data.

More information about Dr. Astephen Wilson’s research can be found at: @DOHMlab @CSB2018


HeyOA002: Jeffrey Katz, MD, MSc, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, OARSI President
May 2017

Dr. Katz tells us about OARSI’s roles in promoting and facilitating OA research, his vision for the future of OARSI, and how his own research on treatment of meniscal tears fits into the broader goals of the organization. This episode was recorded at the 2017 OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Las Vegas! 

The OARSI guidelines mentioned by Dr. Katz can be found here: 

The patient section of the OARSI website mentioned by Kerry can be found here:

You can find out more about Dr. Katz’s research at:

Lastly, the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage journal, which publishes abstracts from the annual OARSI conference, can be found at:


HeyOA001: Introduction to Hey OA
April 2017

In this very first episode of Hey OA, host Kerry Costello gives an introduction to the podcast and a preview of what's to come. We have some great guests lined up for the next few episodes so get excited! For more OA research news, check out and follow us on social media @OARSInews, @OARSI_YI, and @heyoapodcast. If you have any questions or comments, tag us and use the hashtag #heyoapodcast. Thanks for listening!



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