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Seniors Living Well with Arthritis

Nova Scotia

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November 16, 2019


DoubleTree by Hilton
101 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, NS
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The conference is sold out!

Seniors Living Well with Arthritis is an opportunity to come together as a community to learn about the impacts of arthritis, and gain valuable tools to help manage it. This one-day conference will bring together experts in the field of arthritis and chronic health management to provide participants with a wealth of knowledge.

Join us for this exciting event focused on equipping you with tools to become better self-managers of your arthritis.Enjoy content from our arthritis experts throughout the day, in addition to engaging with our arthritis community exhibitors.

Registration: 8:45 to 9:30 am
Lunch provided to all participants.

This year, in conjunction with our conference, we will be hosting two Arthritis Talks presentations. These presentations will be live-streamed as part of our national Arthritis Talks symposia series, where community members from across the country can join the conference – live! To learn more about this initiative, please visit:

Location & Parking

DoubleTree Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth
101 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1L9

​The venue is located in Dartmouth, directly across the MacDonald Bridge, across the street from the Halifax Transit Dartmouth Bridge Terminal.

Parking is provided complimentary to participants of the conference. Participants are advised to park in the parking lot on the hotel side of the building only.


8:45 – 9:30 Check-in, Refreshments, & Exhibitors

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome

9:45 – 10:35 Chronic Pain Management
Dr. Karim Mukhida, Pain Physician

10:35 – 10:45 The Future of Knee Osteoarthritis
Dr. Chris Cowper-Smith, CEO Spring Loaded

10:45 – 11:00 MOVEMENT BREAK

11:00 – 11:35 Nutrition and Arthritis
Laurie Barker Jackman, Registered Dietitian

11:35 – 12:10 Medication Management
Jamie Flynn, Pharmacist

12:10 – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK & Exhibitors

1:00 – 1:20 GLA:D + Movement Activity
Laura Lundquist, Physiotherapist


1:30 – 1:40 Opening Remarks – Arthritis Talks

1:40 – 2:30 Arthritis Talks: Movement for Life!
Dr. Cheryl Hubley-Kozey

2:30 – 2:40 MOVEMENT BREAK

2:40 – 3:30 Arthritis Talks: Can Cannabis Help Treat My Arthritis?
Dr. Jason McDougall

3:30 – 3:35 Closing Remarks – Arthritis Talks

3:35 – 4:25 Knee and Hip Surgery
Dr. Glen Richardson, Orthopedic Surgeon

4:25 – 4:30 Closing Remarks – Seniors Conference


  • Dr. Glen Richardson, Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Richardson is a full-time Associate Professor of
    Orthopaedic Surgery at Dalhousie University. He is a Photo of Dr. Glen Richardson
    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and
    Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Richardson specializes in
    adult hip and knee arthroplasty; both primary and revision surgery.

    Dr. Richardson completed his medical degree (1996) and orthopaedic residency training program (2001) at Dalhousie University. He subsequently completed Fellowships in Adult Reconstruction Surgery (2002) at Duke University, North Carolina and in Sports Medicine (2003) at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Richardson practiced Orthopaedic Surgery in Saint John, NB (2003-2008) prior to his current position with the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Dalhousie University. Dr. Richardson was awarded a Master of Health Information Sciences from the University of Victoria (2011). He is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Canadian RSA Network, Canadian Arthroplasty Society and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Richardson has been an active member of the COA including the Continuing Professional Development Committee. Dr. Richardson’s research interests utilize RSA, gait analysis, and patient reported outcome measures for hip and knee replacements. He has participated in numerous national collaborative research projects.

  • Dr. Karim Mukhida, Anesthesiologist & Pain Physician

    Karim Mukhida is an anesthesiologist and pain physician
    who was born and Photo of Dr. Karim Mukhidaraised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After doing his undergraduate and medical degrees at Dalhousie University, he did residency training at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie. He did fellowship training in chronic pain management before taking on an academic position with the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University in 2015.

    In addition to his medical training, he completed a PhD in Neurobiology at Dalhousie University, was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, and completed an MBA at Saint Mary's University.

    Karim’s clinical interests lie in neuroanesthesia, acute and chronic pain management, the medical humanities and global health.  He’s worked and taught in Nepal, Vietnam, Ghana, and Rwanda with organizations like the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation.

    Despite being an anesthesiologist, Karim still has a tough time with getting his three young children to sleep at night.

  • Dr. Chris Cowper-Smith, CEO Spring Loaded Technologies

    At the forefront of commercializing Spring Loaded’s Photo of Chris Cowper-Smith
    bionic knee bracing technology, Chris thrives at the interface of research and development to foster the creation of new products that have the potential to
    improve your quality of life. A published and award-winning scientist and CEO, Chris is recognized for his strong track record in bridging the gap between science and business while working closely with industry professionals, clinicians, researchers, patients, and customers. As CEO at Spring Loaded, Chris leads corporate financing, strategy, business development, and human performance testing.

  • Laurie Barker Jackman, Registered Dietitian

    Laurie Barker Jackman is passionate about helping Photo of Laura Barker Jackman
    people understand what healthy eating is and adopting

    it for life. She is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian since 1999. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with her nutrition degree in 1998 and proceeded to Vancouver General Hospital for an internship. She has been working with Sobeys as a community Dietitian since 2000 and now supervises the Nova Scotia team. Laurie has taught and coached thousands of people on how to lead a healthier lifestyle to achieve their goals.

  • Laura Lundquist, Physiotherapist

    Laura’s passion is helping people return to or maintain Photo of Laura Lundquist
    function despite an injury or illness. Her experience in sport physiotherapy and private practice orthopedics has given her a unique perspective and ability to help people achieve these goals. She has a particular interest in helping people maintain a healthy level of physical activity despite normal age-related changes that happen to us all - this was how the idea for Zoomers Physiotherapy and Health Solutions was born!

    Laura graduated from Mount Allison University in 2001 and from McMaster University School of Physiotherapy in 2003. She has since completed post-graduate courses in manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture and sport physiotherapy. She holds the highest level of Canadian certification in both manual (hands-on treatment) and sport physiotherapy. Laura is a certified Tai Chi Instructor and teaches the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at Zoomers.

    Laura has worked in private practice/sports medicine clinics in British Columbia, Toronto and Halifax treating orthopedic and sports injuries. She has worked with sports teams (including hockey, rugby, lacrosse, badminton, tennis, weight-lifting and soccer) and provided medical coverage from local to international sporting events. Most recently, she travelled with the senior women’s Sevens Rugby Team to Amsterdam (2011) and worked as part of the core medical team for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara (2011) and the World University Games (FISU) in Kazan, Russia (2013).

  • Jamie Flynn, Pharmacist

    Bio coming soon.

  • Arthritis Talks: Dr. Cheryl Hubley-Kozey

    Dr. Cheryl Hubley- Kozey is a professor in the Schools Photo of Dr. Cheryl Hubley- Kozeyof Physiotherapy, Biomedical Engineering and Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University, as well as an Affiliate Scientist in the Department of Surgery at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and an Associate Scientist with the Maritime SPOR Support Unit. She co-leads the Innovation in Musculoskeletal Health and Physical Activity multidisciplinary team and is the co-Director of the Dynamics of Human Motion laboratory.

    Dr. Kozey’s work in human motion analysis examines joint mechanics and muscle control to improve mobility in those with chronic joint conditions, with the goal of devising ways to keep them physically active so they can maintain health throughout their lifespan. Her primary focus has been on knee and lower back conditions, both of which result in a significant burden on the individual, the healthcare system and the economy given that both conditions are prevalent in those of working age. Her research on knee joint osteoarthritis processes has led to a new understanding of the important role the muscles surrounding the knee play to slow down both joint structural damage and pain worsening.

    She has published over 80 research papers; 160 conference papers and her research outcomes are used by other researchers worldwide and have been disseminated to clinical and patient communities. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Decade Club, the CIHR College of Reviewers and the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Arthritis Society. Her research has been supported mainly through grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council and the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation as well as program funding from the Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University.

  • Arthritis Talks: Dr. Jason McDougall

    Doctor Jason McDougall was born in South Shields Photo of Dr. Jason McDougall
    and educated in Scotland. He received his PhD in Joint Physiology from the University of Glasgow and subsequently undertook postdoctoral training in Canada, Germany and Spain. Dr. McDougall was awarded postdoctoral fellowships from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR), the Medical Research Council of Canada and was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Joint Injury & Arthritis Research Fellowship. In 2001, he joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary where he held an AHFMR Senior Scholarship as well as an Arthritis Society Investigator award. He transferred to Dalhousie University in 2011 where he is currently a Professor of Pharmacology and Anaesthesia.

    Dr. McDougall’s research focuses on the neurobiology of pain and inflammation in the development of arthritis. His research is currently examining the role of cannabinoids and proteinases in the control of arthritis pain and inflammation. His research goal is to identify novel drug targets and develop new treatments which will help alleviate chronic pain and resolve joint inflammation. He currently receives project funding from CIHR and the Arthritis Society of Canada. He has been a consultant for AstraZeneca (UK), Eli Lilly & Company (USA), Pfizer (UK), Pharmin (USA) and Antibe Pharmaceuticals (Canada). Dr. McDougall is an editor for Inflammation Research, Journal of Inflammation, and BMC Anaesthesiology as well as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Arthritis Society. He has also won numerous awards for his homebrewed beers which have been commercially produced.

Sponsors Logos of our event sponsors: the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program, Abbvie, Merck, Pfizer, Spring Loaded Technology and Amgen

Please note that registration for this event is now closed. Please print your ticket confirmation (email recevied upon registration) and bring it with you to the event. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to pass your ticket along to someone who may benefit from the information.

For more information, please call (902) 429-7025 ext. 8233 or email