By submitting an abstract for the Annual CRA/AHPA Conference you will automatically be entered into the awards competition.

The Carolyn Thomas Award was established in honour of Carolyn Thomas, a founding member of AHPA who supported research. It is given to the first author of the year’s best scientific abstract.  The recipient of this award will also be presented with an opportunity to present their work as a Plenary presentation at the annual Canadian Rheumatology Association-Arthritis Health Professions Association Annual Scientific Meeting.  

The Barbara Hanes Memorial Award was established in honour of her work as an Occupational Therapy Director at the Arthritis Society, Ontario Division, and her contributions as a teacher and a contributing author to the rheumatology textbook Physical Therapy in Arthritis. This award recognizes the best scientific abstract submitted by an occupational therapist

The Trainee Abstract Award was established to recognize research being done by allied health in summer studentships, graduate programs or post-doctoral fellowships. This award is given for the best scientific abstract submitted by a trainee.