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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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This episode highlights the recent GaitNET OA meeting. Researchers, clinicians, industry members, patient representatives, and advocacy groups from across Canada met to discuss how they could work together to make a greater impact on osteoarthritis-related healthcare.

Jim Schrijvers, a Ph.D. student at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and OARSI collaborative scholarship holder at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, discusses international research collaboration with his two supervisors: Jaap Harlaar (VUmc) and Derek Rutherford (Dalhousie). More information on the OARSI collaborative scholarship can be found at You can find contact information for Jim Schrijvers, Jaap Harlaar, and Derek Rutherford through the OARSI member directory and can find more information about their research by looking up Amsterdam Movement Sciences and following the Joint Action Research laboratory on twitter (@daljarlab).

Dr. Krysia Dziedzic, a qualified physiotherapist and professor at Keele University in Staffordshire, UK talks about patient engagement in research and facilitating knowledge mobilization to share research knowledge with a wide range of stakeholders.

More information about Dr. Dziedzic’s research can be found at:

Dr. Dziedzic mentioned the following resources:

Lau et al. Achieving change in primary care--causes of the evidence to practice gap: systematic reviews of reviews. Implement Sci. 2016 Mar 22;11:40. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0396-4.

Lau et al. Achieving change in primary care--effectiveness of strategies for improving implementation of complex interventions: systematic review of reviews. BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 23;5(12):e009993. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009993.

Nilsen P. Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Implement Sci. 2015;10:53.

Dr. Amanda Nelson, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States, discusses imaging, the Walk with a Doc program, developing OARSI guidelines, and barriers preventing clinician scientists from staying in research. More information can be found at:

Faculty website:

Walk With a Doc:

OA Action Alliance:

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

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



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

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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