Ontario Science Table Guidelines for COVID Treatments & Other Important Links

Please note the following important links: Ontario Science Table Guidelines for COVID Treatments: https://covid19-sciencetable.ca/sciencebrief/clinical-practice-guideline-summary-recommended-drugs-and-biologics-in-adult-patients-with-covid-19-version-10-0/ COVID Assessment Centres: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-test-and-testing-location-information#getting-a-clinical-assessment List of Sites Distributing Paxlovid: List of sites distributing Paxlovid – 2022-02-14 (2) […]

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Actemra (Tocilizumab) Update

Please see the most up to date information on Actemra shortages: Actemra Update […]

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The Journal of Rheumatology – Board of Directors Position Available

The Journal of Rheumatology is actively seeking to fulfill an open position on its Board of Directors for election at their June 2022 Annual General Meeting. The deadline to apply is January 31, […]

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Fourth Dose Boosters of COVID-19 Vaccine – Update

It was announced on January 13, 2022, that immunocompromised individuals may begin booking appointments to receive their 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Here is some information and resources for your reference: – […]

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Updated MoH Guidelines – Booster Shots for Immunocompromised Patients After Primary Series

On December 14, 2021, the Ministry of Health published updated guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations.Highlights of changes:•Immunocompromised individuals who are eligible for a three-dose primary series may receive a booster dose ≥6 months […]

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CMAJ Article: Projected impact of biosimilar substitution policies on drug use and costs in Ontario

The full article may be viewed via this link: https://www.cmajopen.ca/content/9/4/E1055 […]

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Long COVID Study – Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation

The Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation has announced an ongoing clinical study that may be of interest to patients you provide care for who are experiencing complications from COVID-19. More information is available […]

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Ontario Rheumatologists Warn: Immunocompromised Patients are Being Put at Risk for COVID-19

The ORA has issued a press release in order to increase awareness and understanding of the new Ministry guidelines on accessing 3rd doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine. The press release is available via […]

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Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowship 2022/2023 – Now Accepting Applications!

Members of Lupus Ontario established a Fellowship in memory of their colleague, the late Geoff Carr. The annual Fellowship is designed to provide advanced training to a rheumatologist specializing in lupus at an […]

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Verified Virtual Visit Solutions for Providers

To assist health service providers in the selection of virtual care solutions appropriate for clinical use, Ontario Health has established a provincial standard (The Standard) and launched a verification process for virtual care […]

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