Arthritis Alliance of Canada 2016 Research Awards Winners

On Thursday, April 13th, the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), a pan-Canadian assembly of more than 30 member organizations including arthritis health care professionals, researchers, funding agencies, pharma industry, governments, arthritis consumer organizations from across Canada, recognized recipients of the AAC 2016 Research Awards program.

Seven awards were presented to the researchers in the following award categories:

      1. Master Student Award, sponsored by McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and Joint Health, presented to Dr. Sharan Rai (University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC)
      2. PhD Student Award, sponsored by Arthritis Consumer Experts, presented to Dr. Nicole Tsao (University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver BC)
      3. Post-doctoral Fellow, sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, presented to Dr. Jessica Widdifield (University of Toronto, Toronto ON)
      4. Early Career Researcher/Early Career Faculty Member Award, sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, presented to Dr. Karine Toupin-April (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON)
      5. KT Research Award, sponsored by Bone and Joint Institute of the University of Western Ontario, presented to Dr. Linda Li (University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC)
      6. KT Practice Award, sponsored by Janssen Inc., presented to Dr. Jennifer Stinson (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto ON)
      7. Patient Engagement Award, sponsored by The Arthritis Society, presented to Ms. Sheila Kerr (Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver BC).

The AAC would like to thank sponsors for making the program possible. The 2016 awards program was a great success; we look forward to launching the 2017 awards program late Spring/early Summer!

Modèles de soins pour l'arthrose

The purpose of the Osteoarthritis Models of Care Committee is to establish a Pan-Canadian approach to a Model of Care for the prevention and management of osteoarthritis (OA), that is evidence based and supported by best practices.

 

Inflammatory Arthritis Models of Care Executive:

 

  • Dr. Gillian Hawker, Professor of Medicine & Rheumatology, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Doug Thomson, CEO, Canadian Orthopaedic Association

 

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The Alliance Models of Care (MOC) Measurement Framework has been initiated to define system-level performance measures for IA care in Canada that will serve as a toolkit for healthcare decision-makers (administrators, clinicians, managers and policy makers) to evaluate health systems and inform health system changes with the goal of developing safe, cost-effective, efficient high quality care for patients with IA.

Project Leaders:

  • Dr. Claire Barber, Rheumatologist, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Diane Lacaille, Associate Professor Rheumatology, University of British Columbia, British Columbia
  • Dr. Deborah Marshall, Canadian Research Chair in Health Systems and Services Research, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Dianne Mosher, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary

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The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) is focused on using a comprehensive approach to develop pan-Canadian models of care (MOC) for inflammatory arthritis (IA) and recently launched a document describing the pan-Canadian Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis Models of Care and Toolkit available here http://www.arthritisalliance.ca/en/pcaia

Furthermore, the AAC is developing a performance measurement framework to evaluate IA MOCs. These measures are critical to assist health care decision makers, identify and prioritize areas for improvement; benchmarking, strategy planning, system changes and measuring outcomes to determine if goals and objectives have been achieved.

“Development of System-level Performance Measures for Evaluation of Inflammatory Arthritis Models of Care”, describes the candidate performance measures, the approach and methods of their evaluation and available here: http://www.jrheum.org/content/early/2016/01/02/jrheum.150839.abstract.


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The purpose of the Osteoarthritis Models of Care Committee is to establish a Pan-Canadian approach to a Model of Care for the prevention and management of osteoarthritis (OA), that is evidence based and supported by best practices.

Osteoarthritis Models of Care Executive:

  • Dr. Gillian Hawker, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Doug Thomson, CEO, Canadian Orthopaedic Association

 

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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This Master Worksheet was developed by experts who have experience with models of care (MoC). It is intended to help model developers assess the completeness of MoCs, suggest improvements and view their readiness for expansion. It can be used for the planning, development or formative evaluation of proposed MoCs.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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