Updated Biosimilar Fact Sheet

We have updated our biosimilar fact sheet to include some recently approved products. Please note, we will update this form again once LU codes are confirmed. Biosimilar Fact Sheet Feb 25 […]

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Vaccine Priority for Ontario Healthcare Workers

With the anticipated gradual increase in Ontario’s vaccine supply, on Sunday, February 14, the government issued a memo to medical officers of health and hospitals on the sequencing of Phase One priority populations […]

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New COVID-19 Clinical Guidance Now Available From the ACR!

The ACR has developed new guidance for rheumatology providers on the use of the COVID-19 vaccines for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). The recommendations focus on general considerations related to COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 Resource: The Centre for Effective Practice

The Centre for Effective Practice has published a helpful resource with information on COVID-19. The content on their website is updated frequently. To access this resource, please visit this link: https://tools.cep.health/tool/covid-19-vaccines/#availability-rollout-and-prioritization-in-ontario […]

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Canadian Rheumatology Association Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination – Updated

The Canadian Rheumatology Association recently updated their position statement on the COVID-19 Vaccination. To review the updated position statement, please visit this link: https://rheum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Updated-Position-Statement-on-Covid19-Vaccine_Jan_21.pdf They have also created a Decision Aid pamphlet for […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine & Recommended Resources

We have updated our COVID-19 Info section to include two new recommended resources: The American College of Rheumatology December 2020 Update The British Society for Rheumatology COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance ACIP COVID Vaccine Recommendation […]

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Canadian Rheumatology 2020: Workforce and Wellness Survey

Canadian Rheumatology 2020: Workforce and Wellness Survey It has been 5 years since the first national workforce survey and it’s time to check in with rheumatologists across the country. In addition to understanding issues […]

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Now Accepting 2021 ORA Membership Renewals

The Ontario Rheumatology Association is now accepting online membership renewals. In light of the financial challenges many of us have endured over the last 6 months, we will not be increasing membership fees this year. The […]

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Transition to Publicly Funded Shingrix® Vaccine for Ontario’s Shingles Immunization Program

Starting mid-October 2020, the Ontario publicly funded shingles (Herpes Zoster) immunization program will begin to transition to Shingrix® vaccine instead of Zostavax®II vaccine. It is important to note that this is for adults […]

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Biosimilar Form

With so many new and emerging biosimilars, we have created a simple document that you may find useful. We will update it as new information becomes available.  You may access the form here: […]

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