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Title: Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Annual Scientific Meeting and Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA)
Specialty: Rheumatology
Dates: From Feb, 21, 2018 to Feb, 24, 2018
Location: Victoria, CANADA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 300 to 350 USD
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Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at


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Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Annual Scientific Meeting and Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA) Annual Meeting is organized by Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA), Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA) and would be held during Feb 21 - 24, 2018 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Precision & Personalized Medicine in Rheumatology is the theme for this year’s annual meeting in beautiful Vancouver at The Douglas!

We are thrilled to announce our speaker line-up of Dr. Ranjeny Thomas and Dr. Linda Li as keynote speakers as well as Dr. Marvin Fritzler as our Dunlop-Dottridge lecturer. 


Professor Ranjeny Thomas is the Arthritis Queensland Chair in Rheumatology at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in Australia. Professor Thomas’ work is focused on studying the biology of human dendritic cells in autoimmune diseases and their clinical application for treatments. Professor Thomas is known for her contributions to the field of immune tolerance and risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis and type I diabetes. This has led to an antigen-specific vaccine to treat rheumatoid arthritis, which is currently in clinical trials, a therapeutic platform for antigen-specific immunotherapy, and a new diagnostic test and immunotherapy for type I diabetes. She is also the founder and director of a spin-off company, Dendright, managing the development of vaccines to suppress autoimmune diseases.

Professor Linda Li is the Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases, and Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented Knowledge Translation at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Canada. Dr. Li’s research focus includes understanding the help-seeking experiences of people with early inflammatory arthritis and evaluating models of arthritis care. A key interest of hers, which ties in well to our meeting theme of Precision & Personalized Medicine in Rheumatology, is her collaborative efforts with digital media experts to develop and evaluate electronic tools for shared decision-making between clinicians and patients. She has been recognized for her outstanding work in the arthritis field with the Michael Smith Foundation Health Research Career Investigator award, among many others.

Professor Marvin Fritzler is a prominent Canadian Rheumatologist, recognized internationally for his contributions to the field of rheumatology by improving the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases. He was inducted as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology in 2013, ten years after being recognized by the CRA with the designation of Scientist of the Year. Dr. Fritzler has served as Chair of the Alberta Research and Innovation Authority. He has published over 420 peer-reviewed manuscripts with more than eleven thousand citations. For his work in molecular diagnostics with autoantibodies, which underpin the precise diagnosis of several autoimmune conditions, Dr. Fritzler recently received the Carl R Jolliff Award for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. It is a tremendous pleasure to welcome him back this year as the CRA’s 2017 Dunlop Dottridge Lecturer.

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Hotel room rates are subject to applicable provincial and local taxes and fees (currently 17.5%) in effect at the time of check-out.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or accompanied by a first night room deposit.

A non-refundable deposit equal to a one night stay will be charged to each guest’s reservation thirty-five (35) days prior to arrival using the guest’s credit card on file.

Complimentary secure high speed internet access in all hotel bedrooms, meeting rooms and conference space.

Complimentary access to fitness centre.

Self-parking is an additional $30/day.

Valet-parking is an additional $35/day.

Guest Room rates apply to Single, Double, Triple and Quad occupancy.

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The Hotel’s check-in and check-out time are 4:00pm and 12:00pm respectively.  Guests are permitted to check in early or check out later subject to room availability with no additional charge. The Hotel will charge a one-time fee of $100 to any attendee for early departures (after guests check into Hotel).
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