The application deadline for the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program is approaching!
The Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program is a unique post-licensure academic and clinical educational program. It prepares select and experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and chiropractors for extended practice roles by providing advanced training in the diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis.
The ACPAC program was developed in response to:
- A well-recognized need for an enhanced interprofessional approach to care that allows more efficient management of a growing population of patients with arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis)
- A progressive decline in number of traditional arthritis care specialists resulting in inappropriate wait times for care
- A need to retain and more appropriately utilize existing health professionals with expertise in the musculoskeletal field to improve wait times and efficiency of arthritis care.
The aim is to further develop a relevant human health resource to improve access to specialist care. The ACPAC-trained Extended Role Practitioner is important to the development of innovative models of arthritis care across various clinical settings across Canada.
This innovative, interprofessional program is hosted in Toronto, Canada by UHN in collaboration with Mount Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children and other healthcare institutions. It is a competency-based certificate program offered at the post-licensure level in association with the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. For more information please visit www.acpacprogram.ca.
Week 1: Oct 24 – Oct 28, 2022 (onsite)
Week 2: Dec 5 – Dec 9, 2022 (virtual)
Week 3: Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2023 (virtual)
Week 4: Apr 17 – Apr 21, 2023 (virtual)
Week 5: May 29 – Jun 2, 2023 (onsite)
May 31, 2022 – 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022: 8 a.m.-12 noon
Friday, June 17, 2022: 8 a.m.-12 noon