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The Arthritis Society will be hosting it’s second Camp Cambria, a camp for kids with childhood arthritis, in August 2017. Camp Cambria is a six-day residential retreat for Ontario children and youth ages 8-17 who are living with arthritis or related conditions. The camp will be held August 21 to 26, 2017 at Camp Kodiak, just north of Parry Sound in heart of Ontario cottage country.

The Arthritis Society is looking for volunteer nurses to work at the camp from August 20th-26th, 2017. An honorarium will be paid to each nurse for their service. To apply please send a resume to Sarah Drew at

Save the Date!

February 21-24, 2018
Vancouver, BC
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver & The Douglas

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


The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) is pleased to launch its “Call for Applications” for the 2017 AAC Research Awards Program. The program aims to nationally recognize high quality research by: (1) formally acknowledging the outstanding contributions of patient partners and scientists; (2) helping researchers in competing for and participating in national grants and programs in arthritis research; and (3) providing opportunities to highlight arthritis research via media releases.

The AAC will provide seven awards, one per category, as outlined below, valued at $750 CAD/award:

1)      Masters Student - sponsored by the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

2)      PhD Student - sponsored by Arthritis Consumer Experts

3)      Post-doctoral Fellow - sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

4)      Early Career Researcher/Early Career Faculty Member – sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

5)      Knowledge Translation Research (all career levels) – sponsored by Bone and Joint Institute of the University of Western Ontario

6)      Knowledge Translation Practice (all career levels) – sponsored by Amgen Canada  

7)      Patient for Active Engagement in Arthritis Research - sponsored by The Arthritis Society

An overview of the AAC Research Awards Program, the accompanying application forms and criteria are attached to this email and available at:

 Application Deadlines:

Complete applications must be received to AAC office: by Monday, July 17th, 2017 (midnight ET), no exceptions.
Decisions will be announced Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the AAC Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC

AHPA and ARHP are collaborators!