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. 

Recent News

  • ORA launches new website Rheumcareers

    The ORA has launched Rheumcareers, a new website to increase rheumatology visibility to medical students/PGY1 and 2 as well as serving as a tool to help rheumatology residents find employment once their training is complete. Visit the website here!

  • New Diclofenac dosages and warnings from Health Canada

    Diclofenac - Update to Heart and Stroke Related Safety Information and Decrease in the Maximum Recommended Daily Dose for Tablets and Suppositories - Novartis Pharma Canada Inc. and Pfizer Canada Inc.

    Diclofenac at 150 mg per day, is associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular adverse events. The maximum recommended daily dose of systemic diclofenac is now 100 mg per day. Diclofenac is not recommended in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease.

  • 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!

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Upcoming Events for 2014

  • The Arthritis Society’s Jewels and Jeans Gala
    November 8, 2014, Burlington Golf & Country Club

    We would love to have the presence of the Rheumatologists, colleagues, family and friends on behalf of the people the Rheumatologists serve….people living with arthritis.  It’s an opportunity for all of us to gather for an evening of fun with old and new friends, honouring those we serve and raise funds for research in pursuit of helping those affected with arthritis to live better lives and provide them with the tools, education, programs and services they need.

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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.