Nominate a Candidate for the ORA Rheumatologist of the Year Award!

We are now accepting nominations for the ORA Rheumatologist of the Year Award. The recipient of this year’s award will be announced at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Below are the official nomination forms: […]

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ERO Grant Applications Available to Attend ORA Annual Meeting this May!

The ORA Emerging Rheumatologists of Ontario (ERO) Committee is pleased to offer up to 5 grants to ORA members who are within 1-5 years of practice. The grants cover registration and accommodation at […]

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OHIP+ Redesign Update

The MOHLTC has published an FAQ document that may be accessed via this link: FAQ OHIP+ […]

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Form For Prescription Drugs Previously Funded Through OHIP+ That Require Prior Authorization From a Private Insurer

On March 29, 2019 representatives from the ORA Board met with the MOHLTC to discuss the new OHIP+. The following information was shared by the Ministry: Form for prescription drugs previously funded through OHIP+ that […]

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Key Contact Numbers If Your Patients Are Having Challenges With the Changes to OHIP+

Representatives from the ORA Board recently met with the MOHLTC to discuss the changes to OHIP+ that are now in effect. The following key contact numbers were provided by the Ministry and may […]

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Imminent changes to OHIP+ will create access challenges for Ontario children who require medication

Daniel and Nathan are 8 year-old twin brothers with a rare and potentially lethal disease.  Prior to receiving a new treatment that blocks an overproduced chemical in their immune system, they experienced frequent […]

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Important Update for Temporary Facilitated Access Mechanism for Rheumatology and Changes to OHIP+

There is an important update on the Temporary Facilitated Access (TFA) mechanism for rheumatology, regarding the imminent changes on March 31, 2019. The ORA has been asked to pass along the attached letter […]

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Ontario eConsult Service

The Ontario Rheumatology Association is working on improving patient access to specialist rheumatologic care across the province. One of the ways that this could be improved is enhanced access to subspecialist rheumatologists for […]

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Drug Shortage Update – Methotrexate

There is a drug shortage update for Methotrexate. More information is available via this link: Drug Shortage MTX […]

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Ondansetron for Methotrexate-Induced Nausea/Vomiting

The ORA EAP Committee met with the MOHLTC last year and submitted a request to have ondansetron funded for pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases who are receiving weekly oral or subcutaneous methotrexate. It […]

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