The Mission of the Ontario Rheumatology Association is to represent Ontario Rheumatologists and promote their pursuit of excellence in Arthritis care in Ontario through Leadership, Advocacy, Education and Communications.
  • ORA 14th Annual Meeting

    The ORA 2015 Annual Meeting is being held May 22-24, 2015. 

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  • Alliance 2014 2nd Annual Conference & Research Symposium - Pls Register by Fri Oct 3rd

    The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) is pleased to present, in partnership with Gairdner Foundation and CIHR's Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, its 2nd Annual Conference and Research Symposium, entitled "Arthritis Unmasked: Genetics, Treatments and Partnerships".

    Our 2014 program features:

    • Friday, October 31st, full day Research Symposium and "Arthritis Unmasked" Gala and Awards dinner with special guests and 2014 Canada Gairdner International Laureates Dr. Marc Feldmann and Dr. Ravinder Nath Maini, for their ground-breaking discovery of anti-TNF therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases;
    • An expanded AAC program with dedicated workshops Thursday and Saturday;
    • Access to close to 250 of Canada's leading researchers, rheumatologists, healthcare practitioners and decision makers, advocates, people living with arthritis and other stakeholders;
    • Arthritis Society Trainee Workshop, Wednesday-Thursday;
    • And much more!

    A program schedule and a conference flyer is attached here for your information. 

    Conference registration
    To register for the Conference, please complete the online registration form by Friday, October 3rd, 2014:

    There are no registration fees to attend, however, participants are responsible for their own travel costs.

    We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

  • EMR Funding Application Deadline

    New EMR Adoption Program Extension 2 - Funding
    The program has received funding for another year starting on April 1, 2014 and ending on March 31, 2015 (i.e., the program extension). The program will fund an additional 760 physicians and will focus on family physicians and community specialists who have not participated to date.
    Physicians considering an EMR should visit the New EMR Adoption Program Extension page for information on the Terms and Conditions of funding, eligibility criteria, requirements and to download an application form starting April 1, 2014. Your application must be received by OntarioMD by September 30, 2014, the application deadline.
    If you have applied to the program prior to September 30, 2013 deadline, but have not signed a Funding Agreement by March 31, 2014, you will need to submit a new application. Please visit the New EMR Adoption Program Extension page.

  • Summer Newsletter

    Click here for the Summer 2014 ORA Newsletter. The newsletter includes an update from the new ORA President, Dr. Arthur Karasik. It also includes information regarding the EMR application deadline.

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Upcoming Events for 2014

Corporate Sponsors

Diamond: The Arthritis Society, Pfizer Canada Inc., Amgen Canada Inc., Janssen Inc., Celgene Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada, Roche Canada
Platinum: GlaxoSmithKline Inc., UCB Canada Inc., AstraZeneca Canada Inc., Abbvie., Takeda Canada Inc.