ACPAC: Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care Program

Offered through the Office of Continuing Professional Development at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Schroeder Arthritis Institute at University Health Network, ACPAC is an award-winning clinical-academic program that prepares experienced Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Chiropractors from across Canada and beyond for extended practice roles, including the diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

ACPAC graduates have been recognized at the local, provincial, national, and international level for providing:

  • Improved access to quality arthritis and musculoskeletal care
    Reduced clinic wait times and improved triage for patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
    Enhanced continuum of care for patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions 


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ECHO Ontario Rheumatology connects primary care providers from across Ontario with each other and with two inter-professional specialist teams during weekly videoconferencing sessions. The 2 hour weekly videoconferencing sessions include a 20 minutes didactic presentation followed by 3 patient case presentations (de-identified) by participants. The sessions are CME accredited for physicians and may provide continuing professional development hours for other health care professionals.


Please view the attached PDF for the ECHO Rheumatology Curriculum