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


Getting a Grip on Osteoarthritis

This Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program will aid in application of the osteoarthritis clinical practice guidelines and support the development of strategies to improve communications/referral to health care providers and community resources.

Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis

This continuing professional development (CPD) program will help you recognize RA, apply current clinical practice guidelines, and support the development of strategies to improve communications/referral health care providers and community resources.

Rheumatoid Arthritis for physiotherapists e-Learning: RAP-eL

RAP-eL has been developed to provide practising physiotherapists and physiotherapy students with essential disease-specific knowledge and clinical practice strategies to optimally manage people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

RheumTalks Courses

Comprehensive multi-topic educational series that lead to rheumatology certification. RheumTalks Programs are focused, single-topic educational programs.

Advanced Rheumatology Course

The Advanced Rheumatology Course is a comprehensive, innovative online course designed to expand the knowledge and practical skills of providers in rheumatology practice, academic training settings, and primary care. Graduates find this content beneficial in extending their learning while enhancing care of patients with, or at risk for rheumatic diseases.

EULAR On-line Course for Health Professionals

Aimed at health professionals (HPs): e.g. nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists. It consists of a total of 8 modules, 4 disease-specific modules (one on RA, one on OA, one on Fibromyalgia and one on regional musculoskeletal pain syndromes) and 4 generic modules (assessment and evaluation; interventions; psychosocial approaches and evidence-based practice)

AHPA and ARP are collaborators!