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CRA Interview Series 2015 – Mr. Mark Warwas: Femoroacetabular Impingement

Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and Allied Health Professions Association (AHPA) Interview Series 2015

Today’s feature interview – Mr. Mark Warwas: Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) in Indigenous Population: Prevalence, Physical Functioning, Quality of Life, and Health Care Utilization

ABN reporters from Canada’s arthritis consumer organizations interviewed leading health professionals and researchers during last month’s CRA and AHPA annual meetings.

Beginning March 9, feature interviews will be posted on the ABN YouTube channel http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. Please help us raise awareness about the important work going on in Canada by sharing the interviews with your organizational and social networks. Continue reading

Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on apremilast for plaque psoriasis

Cartoon man with arrowLet BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on apremilast for plaque psoriasis 

BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on apremilast for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis 

Taken orally, apremilast (Otezla®) is now being considered for coverage under the British Columbia Ministry of Health’s PharmaCare program. By filling out a questionnaire on a website called Your Voice, you can provide feedback about apremilast for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

You can give input if you are a B.C. resident and have plaque psoriasis (with or without psoriatic arthritis), a caregiver to someone with plaque psoriasis, or if your group represents people who live with plaque psorisais.  Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2015 – Dr. Majed Khraishi: What’s App Doc?

Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and Allied Health Professions Association (AHPA) Interview Series 2015

Today’s feature interview – Dr. Majed Khraishi: What’s App Doc? Making sense of health information technology applications in clinical practice

ABN reporters from Canada’s arthritis consumer organizations interviewed leading health professionals and researchers during last month’s CRA and AHPA annual meetings.

Beginning March 9, feature interviews will be posted on the ABN YouTube channel http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. Please help us raise awareness about the important work going on in Canada by sharing the interviews with your organizational and social networks.

About Dr. Majed Khraishi

 

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Dr. Majed Khraishi is the Medical Director at Nexus Clinical Research in St. John’s. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). After graduating from Ain Shams University in Egypt, he did his Internal Medicine Residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He then moved on to do a Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Toronto after practicing as a general internist for two years. He is involved in medical education and clinical research and completed a sabbatical at Stanford University in 1995-1996 researching the GI side effects of NSAIDs in rheumatoid arthritis. His interests are the therapeutics of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. His accomplishments include being a principal investigator in over 60 pharmaceutical-sponsored therapeutic clinical studies in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis and chronic pain. Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2015 – Ms. Jennifer Burt: Model of care in Newfoundland

Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and Allied Health Professions Association (AHPA) Interview Series 2015

Today’s feature interview – Ms. Jennifer Burt

ABN reporters from Canada’s arthritis consumer organizations interviewed leading health professionals and researchers during last month’s CRA and AHPA annual meetings.

Beginning March 9, feature interviews will be posted on the ABN YouTube channel http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. Please help us raise awareness about the important work going on in Canada by sharing the interviews with your organizational and social networks.

About Ms. Jennifer Burt

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Jennifer Burt has been a member of the Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA) since 2005. She has served on the Board since 2007 initially as the Newfoundland Representative and then President.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University and has been a Clinical Specialist in Rheumatology working on the Rheumatic Health Unit at St. Clare’s Hospital in St. John’s, Newfoundland since 1997.

Ms. Burt is also a volunteer with the Newfoundland Branch of the Arthritis Society and member of the Programs and Services Committee. Furthermore, she is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) Board of Directors. She would like to promote the benefits of AHPA.  Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2015 – Dr. Mary-Anne Fitzcharles: 101 on Joints for Joints

Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and Allied Health Professions Association (AHPA) Interview Series 2015

Today’s feature interview – Dr. Mary-Anne Fitzcharles: The 101 on Joints for Joints

ABN reporters from Canada’s arthritis consumer organizations interviewed leading health professionals and researchers during last month’s CRA and AHPA annual meetings.

Beginning March 9, feature interviews will be posted on the ABN YouTube channel http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. Please help us raise awareness about the important work going on in Canada by sharing the interviews with your organizational and social networks.

About Dr. Mary-Anne Fitzcharles

Picture of Mary-Anne FitzcharlesDr. Fitzcharles is currently an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at McGill University. She completed her training in rheumatology at The London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, England. She received her medical education at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has been on the faculty at McGill University since 1984, and is a consultant rheumatologist at the McGill Pain Centre. Her past accomplishments include being an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians of Canada Internal Medicine Specialist Examinations for 15 years, a member of Medical Admissions committee for medical students to McGill University for 15 years, and director of postgraduate medical education at Royal Victoria Hospital, and member of postgraduate medical education board of McGill University. In the past 10 years, research interests have been in the area of pain management and alternative treatments use in rheumatic diseases, with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

About medicinal cannabis

Medical cannabis refers to the use of plant material, either whole or in extra form. Medical cannabis contains various cannabinoid molecules such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC has pain relieving and psychoactive (mind altering) properties. CBD is believed to reduce pain and inflammation without having psychoactive side effects.

CRA Interview Series 2015 – Ms. Marie-Josée Berthiaume: MRI of Spondyloarthropathies

Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and Allied Health Professions Association (AHPA) Interview Series 2015

Today’s feature interview – Ms. Marie-Josée Berthiaume: MRI of Spondyloarthropathies – The New Gold Standard

ABN reporters from Canada’s arthritis consumer organizations interviewed leading health professionals and researchers during last month’s CRA and AHPA annual meetings.

Beginning March 9, feature interviews will be posted on the ABN YouTube channel http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube.

Please help us raise awareness about the important work going on in Canada by sharing the interviews with your organizational and social networks.

Note answers in this interview are provided in French only. A translation will be provided in the next few weeks.

About Ms. Marie-Josée Berthiaume

Picture of Marie JoseeMs. Marie-Josée Berthiaume is a bone radiologist from Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal. In her presentation, she reviewed how new imaging outcomes have improved the diagnosis and follow-up of spondyloarthritis and the assessment of therapeutic modalities.  Continue reading