2017 was a banner year for ORADE (Ontario Rheumatology Development and Education).
We received 18 applications this year and were able to sponsor 3 rheumatologists and 1 allied health professional to international conferences. We also sponsored 3 rheumatologists and 1 allied health professional to international courses.
Destinations for these successful applicants included such diverse places as Tokyo, Italy, Madrid, San Diego, Houston, Boston, and Chicago.
The varied focuses selected included ACR, EULAR, ACR and Pediatric Symposia, Vasculitis, Harvard Review, Osteoarthritis, Vasculitis and Ultrasound courses.
I give my thanks to our reviewers Drs. Thorne, Haaland, Potashner, and Khan for their work and comments. Thanks also to the ORA program director Sandy Kennedy for her support.
Our reviewers will change in 2018.
In coming years, the goal of ORADE will be to expand the program to give more rheumatologists opportunities to foster education and development. You are encouraged to apply.
We thank our sponsors for 2017 and look forward to your continued funding for 2018.
Dr. Arthur Karasik
ORA Past President