SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

SOURCE: McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

October 20, 2015 10:00 ET

Former Calgary Flame Robyn Regehr to speak on career ending knee injury

Retired defenceman to appear at the Wood Forum on knee injuries hosted by McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - Retired NHL defenceman Robyn Regehr and former Olympic downhill skier Kelly VanderBeek will talk about their career ending knee injuries and the importance of knee research at the Wood Forum on Knee Injury, a free public event on October 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Libin Theatre in the Health Sciences Centre. Researchers from the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health in the Cumming School of Medicine including Tannin Schmidt will be presenting the latest research on knee injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

For more information or to register for a free ticket go to mccaiginstitute.com/woodforum

NOTE: Interviews with Robyn Regehr, Kelly VanderBeek or kinesiology researcher Tannin Schmidt may be set up upon request. However, Regehr is available to speak today but not during the day Wednesday.

What: Wood Forum on Knee Injury
When: Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Health Sciences Centre, Libin Theatre, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W.
Who: Retired NHL defenceman Robyn Regehr, former Olympic downhill skier Kelly VanderBeek, and Kinesiology researcher Tannin Schmidt

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Nancy Whelan
    Communications Specialist
    McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
    University of Calgary
    T: 403-210-7115
    Nancy.whelan@ucalgary.ca