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CMC 2023

The Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference (CMC) hosted by Osteoporosis Canada is November 23 and 24, 2023. Led by national and international experts in osteoporosis, this dynamic conference will offer an advanced medical education program and is intended for general physicians and specialists as well as allied health professionals.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a dialog of specialized issues relating to the upcoming newly released Clinical Practice Guideline on osteoporosis, thereby adding to their optimal management of this disease.  We will also be offering a half day devoted to the Young Investigators with a focus on patient involvement with research.

Recordings of the sessions will be available for viewing 48 hrs after the conference day has ended for registered attendees (virtual and in-person) and will remain accessible on the platform for up to 3 months after the conference.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 4.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 4.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


Thursday, November 23
  • Young Investigators Day: Patient Engagement
Friday, November 24
  • 2023 Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference (CMC)
In-Person Event Hosted At:
  • Sheraton Centre | 123 Queen Street W. | Toronto, ON

Fee Schedule

  • Young Investigator’s Day In-Person Only | Thursday, November 23

  Regular Rate per Person $80

  • CMC In-Person | Friday, November 24

Regular Rate per Person $225

  • CMC Student, Resident or Trainee In-Person | Friday, November 24

Regular Rate per Person $150

  • CMC Virtual | Friday,  November 24

Regular Rate per Person $150

  • CMC Virtual Student, Resident or Trainee | Friday, November 24

Regular Rate  per Person $75

  • Combination Young Investigator & CMC Student, Resident or Trainee In-Person |
Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24

Regular Rate per Person $200

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be granted. All ticket purchases are final. 

Registrations are not transferable.

Osteoporosis Canada (OC) reserves the right to cancel this event. Registrants will be notified at the earliest possible date in the event of a cancellation. Registration fees for events cancelled by Osteoporosis Canada will be refunded; however, OC will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause.

  • Friday, November 24, 2023

    Virtual and in-person program

    10:00 AM Introduction and Welcome – Dr. Rowena Ridout & Dr. Famida Jiwa

    10:10 – 10:20 AM OC Clinical Practice Guideline An Overview – Dr. Suzanne Morin

    10:20 – 10: 30 AM Patient Engagement in Research – Mr. Larry Funnell

    10:30 – 11:00 AM OC Clinical Practice Guideline Update Session 1 Fracture Risk Assessment – Dr. Sid Feldman

    11:00 – 11:10 AM STRETCH BREAK

    11:10 – 11:40 PM OC Clinical Practice Guideline Update Session 2 Pharmacotherapy – Dr. Sandra Kim

    11:40 – 12:00 PM OC Clinical Practice Guideline Update Session 3 Nutrition – Dr. Wendy Ward

    12:00 – 12:20 PM OC Clinical Practice Guideline Update Session 4 Exercise – Dr. Lora Giangregorio

    12:20 – 1:00 PM LUNCH

    1:00 – 2:00 PM Virtual Keynote Presentation: Advances in personalised fracture risk assessment: FRAXplus® and FRAX® 2 – Dr. Nicholas Harvey 

    2:00 – 2:15 PM Young Investigator Award Presentation

    2:15 – 2:35 PM BREAK

    2:35 pm – 4:00 PM Clinical Case Presentations 

    4:00 – 4:30 PM Ask the Expert Panel



    CMC YI Day – Elevating Your Research with Patient Engagement: An Interactive Workshop

    12:00 – 12:45 PM Registration, Poster Viewing & Casual Presentation with Light lunch

    12:45 – 1:15 PM Introductions – Faculty & YIs

    1:15 – 1:45 PM Building a Patient Engagement Culture 

    Larry Funnell 

    • Personal experience of patient engagement

    Dawn Richards:

    • What is patient engagement
    • Why it’s important & breaking through usual behaviours

    Suzanne Morin 

    • Other patient engagement programs available

    1:45 – 3:15 PM- Pride in Patient Engagement in Research (PiPER) Toolkit & Workshop 

    Cathy Craven: (Format: Didactic lecture)

    • Introduction to PiPER
    • Patient engagement – 5 common roles
    • Realizing behavioural change in scientists 
    • Evaluation framework – which tools are recommended when?

    Dawn Richards: (Format: Breakout groups, Presenting, Feedback)

    • Sample scenarios
    • How to apply implementation checklist
    • Breakout and large group discussions

    Larry Funnell: (Format: discussion of real world scenarios)

    • Questions patient partners may ask before engaging
    • How to prepare for a meeting with a patient partner

    3:15 – 3:30 PM  BREAK

    3:30 – 4:15 PM Hot topics discussion on Patient Engagement

                Larry Funnell & Dawn Richards:

    Tokenism & authenticity of engagement

    Recognition – Authorship, Co-Presenting, Compensation

    All presenters: Patient Partner Perspectives & Questions

    Bring your questions about patient engagement

    4:15-4:30 PM Elevating your research with patient engagement

    Suzanne Morin:

    • Perspective on how patient engagement has transformed research
    • Invitation to OsNET – a multidisciplinary bone training network  

    4:30–5:00 PM Poster Presentations & Networking 

  • Young Investigator Day Call for Abstracts

    Deadline: Oct. 27, 2023

    Notice of Acceptance: Nov. 10, 2023

    General Guidelines:

    • Include title, authors, and affiliations
    • Maximum 2500 characters, including 1 table and 1 figure
    • Must include Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion sections
    • Only completed or preliminary data – no methods description
    • All reporting guidelines to be used (PRISMA, STROBE, CONSORT etc.)

    * You may submit a previous abstract/poster presented at another conference

     Poster Presentations

    • Abstracts and posters will be judged by mentors
    • 2-minute poster presentations to be given during judging sessions
    • Poster guidelines available at later date


    • Top abstract receives $500 award from Osteoporosis Canada and the opportunity to give a 5 minute presentation based on YI Day poster at the CMC on Nov. 24th


    • Send completed abstracts to  with subject line “CMC YI Day 2023 – Abstract Submission”
    • Include full name (first and last), institution, affiliation, city, province and contact e-mail address in body of email
    • Attach abstract as a PDF format document

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Nicholas Harvey

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Nicholas Harvey, MA MB BChir PhD FRCP FAOP FASBMR, trained in medicine at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He is Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Southampton and Director of the University’s MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre, where he leads a programmatic structure investigating the lifecourse epidemiology, determinants and underlying mechanisms of common chronic noncommunicable musculoskeletal disorders of ageing, principally osteoporosis, sarcopenia and osteoarthritis, to inform novel preventive and therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Harvey is Chair of the International Osteoporosis Foundation Committee of Scientific Advisors; a Board Member of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases; a former Trustee of the UK Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) and was inaugural Vice-Chair of the ROS Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy. He is a Fellow of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).

Dr. Harvey has won many national/international prizes, most recently the International Osteoporosis Foundation Olof Johnell Science Award. He has published over 400 articles, has accrued>£50m grant funding and is a member of many national/ international committees, including as Musculoskeletal Lead for the UK Biobank Imaging Study, as a member of the UK National Osteoporosis Guideline Group Advisory Committee, as a past member of the ASBMR Professional Practice Committee, and as clinical co-chair of the 2021 ASBMR Annual Meeting.


Click below to view the Committees of The Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference 2023.

Conference Faculty

Click below to view our sponsors for The Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference 2023.


To ensure sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available confirm by October 31, 2023:

Charlotte Ashton, Fundraising Coordinator |  

Tracie Napoli, Director, Fund Development & MARCOM |

For questions or additional information on CMC 2023 speakers and content contact:

Kerry Grady MHSc, RD, Senior Manager, Scientific and Clinical Programs |

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