Spring 2016 (Volume 26, Number 1)
Looking to the Future of Rheum…
By Christine Charnock, CEO of the CRA
Are you new to the “rheum”? Have you heard what we have going on?
The CRA has taken the National Rheumatology
Residents’ Weekend (NRRW) under its wing. The event was held January 22-24, 2016. The NRRW is a collaborative event bringing together rheumatology residents from across the country for sessions aimed at professional development, encompassing several different roles. Both pediatric and adult rheumatologists are able to network with colleagues across the country, as well as participate in a formal objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and written examination. For more information, visit www.rheum.ca/en/students/nrrw_presentations.
The Future Leaders in Rheumatology Training (FLIRT) is
a mentorship program designed for rheumatologists at
an early career stage who are likely to become leaders
in research and/or education and/or advocacy in Canada. Deadline to submit applications for the FLIRT mentorship was April 1, 2016; this was a joint application process that required applications be completed by the candidate and a supporter. To learn more, visit www.rheum.ca/en/members/flirt.
Training Rheumatologists for Tomorrow (TROT) is a
program focused on increasing awareness and interest
in rheumatology by medical students, internal medicine
residents, and pediatric residents… How do we get
the word out? Please contact Dr. Alfred Cividino at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What does the future have in store? This committee explores what healthcare, rheumatology care, rheumatologists, and patients are going to look like in 2025. The first brainstorming
session took place on January 22, 2016, and counted 20 fairly new, new, or trainee rheumatologists, along with a physiotherapist, nurse, and patient, sharing their projections. We ask you: What can the CRA do to help prepare its members for that future? Please contact me at email@example.com for more information or with any comments or suggestions.
The Dilemma Rheum is a series of educational teleconferences designed for recently certified rheumatologists and trainees. Each session will feature an expert-led discussion on a particular topic, along with a case-based Q&A session.
Topics discussed during these educational teleconferences will change, and future topic suggestions are welcome. The first session was held on March 9 on difficult RA. There was great discussion on excellent cases. Upcoming sessions include difficult connective-tissue diseases (CTD) and
difficult vasculitis. Please visit www.rheum.ca/en/education/
dilemma_rheum for dates and registration instructions.
We encourage all participants to contribute to the
teleconferences by submitting a case, a hot button question for discussion, or a treatment dilemma at the time that they register for the session.
Canadian Rheumatology Association