In 2008, a rheumatology workforce analysis report published by the American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study Advisory Group concluded:
Based on assessment of supply and demand under current scenarios, the demand for rheumatologists is expected to exceed supply in the coming decades. Strategies for the profession to adapt to this changing health care landscape include increasing the number of fellows each year, utilizing physician assistants and nurse practitioners in greater numbers, and improving practice efficiency.
Fast forward to 2015
The 2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study of Rheumatology Specialists in the United States projects a shortage of 3,845 rheumatologists in the U.S. by 2025, an increase from the 2005 ACR Workforce Study, which projected a shortage of 2,576 rheumatologists. Reasons for the shortage include: Continue reading →
The latest online tool to help make your treatment decisions.
We are looking for people to participate in a study to determine the usefulness of a web-based program designed to aid people with rheumatoid arthritis in making decisions to start or switch biologics.
If you have started discussing STARTING OR SWITCHING BIOLOGICS with your doctor, we invite you to participate in this study.
You may be eligible if you:
Have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
See a rheumatologist
Have started discussing switching or starting biologic medication with your doctor
Have a valid email and internet access
This study can be completed from home or anywhere with internet access. Any information you provide will be completely confidential. An honorarium will be provided for your time.
If you would like more information, please contact Jasmina Geldman, Research Coordinator by phone at 604-207-4007, toll free 1-877-871-4575, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit our UBC Study Website for more information.
SPINACH-project: SupPortIng seNiors And Caregivers to stay mobile at Home
Participants sought for short evaluation of online module with options how to stay independent at home when aging
Decisions about how to stay independent at home are difficult ones for seniors, and we often hear that they do not know what their options are to do so.
We have created an online module (webpage) for seniors and caregivers who are facing decisions (with their health professionals) about how to stay independent at home. We are currently looking for seniors and caregivers that are willing to have a look at our module (as long as you like), and fill out a one-time questionnaire with your evaluation of it (10-15 minutes). With your help we can improve the module to meet your needs. Continue reading →
AS Health Storylines is a self-care app for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and associated spondyloarthritis diseases. It is developed in partnership with the Canadian Spondylitis Association, and is powered by the Health Storylines™ platform from Self Care Catalysts Inc. The Canadian Spondylitis Association is a national association to advocate for and support those living with ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and associated spondyloarthritis diseases.
This app is created with input from people with AS so that the right health tools are available to you. The app allows you to record your symptoms, fatigue levels, moods, and more. Choose what you want to track to build your own summary – “My Storylines” – to learn more about your health, and to share – safely and securely – with your doctor about what happened between visits.
The following health tools in the app will help you better manage and monitor your AS or associated spondyloarthritis disease: Continue reading →
The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD) regularly hosts free webinars. The next one, conducted in partnership with Pain BC and the Canadian Pain Coalition, will be on Wednesday, December 9 at 9:30 am PST (12:30 pm EST). The Digital Health Technologies: Improving Outcomes in Paediatric Chronic Pain webinar will look at how the use of digital health technologies has facilitated access to appropriate and timely care. Continue reading →
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
Picture from Nexus Clinical Research
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 →