Canadian Rheumatology Association Supports Arthritis Alliance’s First-Ever Arthritis Framework
TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ – The Canadian Rheumatology Association
(CRA) is proud to support the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) in its
goal to improve the lives of Canadians living with arthritis through
the Joint Action on Arthritis: A Framework to Improve Arthritis Prevention
and Care in Canada. Arthritis and rheumatic diseases strongly affect patients’ quality of
life and cost the Canadian economy an estimated $33 billion each year.
“Our goal is to improve the care and quality of life of patients
suffering from rheumatic conditions,” says Dr. Carter Thorne,
president, Canadian Rheumatology Association. “The pillars outlined in
the Joint Action on Arthritis Framework resonate with the CRA’s mission and values, and represent a
significant step towards ensuring that Canadians living with arthritis
receive the best possible care.”
The CRA is a founding member and is currently one of 34 member
organizations with the Arthritis Alliance of Canada, which launched the
Framework on September 18(th )in Calgary.
The goals of the CRA include advancing professional camaraderie,
research and training in order to improve the health of Canadians with
arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Today, the CRA comprises over
500 members throughout all 10 provinces and territories.
For more information about the CRA, visit www.rheum.ca.
Canadian Rheumatology Association
The mission of the Canadian Rheumatology Association is to represent
Canadian Rheumatologists and promote the pursuit of excellence in
Arthritis Care, Education and Research.
SOURCE Canadian Rheumatology Association