Advocacy and Awareness

Mr. Adam Cook (Corporate Representative)
Government Affairs Manager, Abbvie Corporation


Mr. Ken Gagnon (Advocacy Bi-lingual Liaison)
Director, Stakeholder Relations, Industrial and Public, QC division of The Arthritis Society


Ms. Cheryl Koehn (OA MOC Liaison)
Founder and President, Arthritis Consumer Experts 


Mr. Kelly Lendvoy (co-Chair)
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Arthritis Consumer Experts


Dr. Carter Thorne (IA MOC Liaison)
Therapuetics Committee Chair, Canadian Rheumatology Association


Ms. Janet Yale (co-Chair)
Chair, Arthritis Alliance of Canada; CEO & President, The Arthritis Society


Inflammatory Arthritis Models of Care


Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia (co-Chair)
Consultant Rheumatologist, William Osler Health System Centre; President, Canadian Rheumatology Association


Dr. Claire Barber
Assistant Professor, Rheumatologist, University of Calgary


Dr. Cheryl Barnabe
Associate Professor, Rheumatologist, University of Calgary


Dr. Dianne Mosher (co-Chair)
Professor of Medicine, Division Chief of Rheumatology, University of Calgary 


Dr. Michelle Teo 
Rheumatologist, Balfour Medical Clinic, Penticton BC


Dr. Michel Zummer (co-Chair)

Head of Rheumatology, CH Maisonneuve-Rosemont Associate Professor, Université de Montréal



Osteoarthritis Models of Care


Ms. Louise Crane 
Consumer Representative, Alberta

Dr. Natasha Gakhal
Rheumatologist, Sunnybrook Women's Hospital


Dr. Gillian Hawker (co-Chair)
Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology, University of Toronto


Ms. Cheryl Koehn (Advocacy Liaison)
Founder and President, Arthritis Consumer Experts


Dr. Linda Li
Physiotherapist, University of British Columbia


Mr. Douglas Thomson (co-Chair)
Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Orthopaedic Association


Dr. Paul Watson 
Family Physician, President of Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)


Dr. Frank Beier (former co-Chair)

Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario


Dr. Susan Bartlett (co-Chair)
Professor of Medicine, Divisins of Clinical Epidemiology, Rheumatology and Respirology, McGill University

Dr. André Bussières
Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University


Dr. Lisa Carlesso
Assistant Professor, Universite de Montreal, School of Rehabilitation, Montreal, QC


Dr. John Esdaile (co-Chair) 
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia 


Dr. Debbie Feldman
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal


Dr. Rahul Gawri
NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto


Dr. Gillian Hawker

Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto


Dr. Diane Lacaille
Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Mary Pack Chair in Rheumatology Research, Arthritis Research Canada


Dr. Lily Lim
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Manitoba; Staff Rheumatologist,Children's Hospital of Manitoba


Dr. Deborah Marshall (co-Chair)

Professor, Deaprtment of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Ms. Shanon McQuitty
Consumer Representative, Arthritis Patient Advisory Board, Arthritis Reseach Canada


Dr. Jason McDougall
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University

Ms. Janet Yale (Advocacy Liaison)
Chair, Arthritis Alliance of Canada; CEO & President, The Arthritis Society


Dr. Rae Yeung
Professor, Rheumatologist and Senior Scientist in Cell Biology Research, Hospital for Sick Kids


Industry Representative (s)

Dr. David Gold 
Medical Advisor at Pfizer Canada



Dr. Stephanie Falcao
Director, Medical Affairs at Merck Canada