Developments in the Research Community

How Drugs are Approved in Canada (Video)

How Drugs are Approved in Canada (Video)

The drug development and approval process can be difficult to understand. Below is a video developed by Policy Matters Canada which explains the drug approval process in Canada. CAPA works hard to inform policy-makers why access to approved drugs in...

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Plain Language Research Summaries

Studying the Immune and Genetic Mechanisms of JIA and RA (Dr. Daniela Ardelan) A group of clinician researchers and scientists from the Western University Bone & Joint Institute, Dr. Daniela Ardelean (PI), Dr. Cheryle Seguin and Dr. Janet Pope (Co-PI)...

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Related CAPA Projects

Meet Dr. Ed Keystone: Canadian Rheumatology Trailblazer

Meet Dr. Ed Keystone: Canadian Rheumatology Trailblazer

At the beginning of his career, Dr. Ed Keystone originally set his sights on studying immunology and allergy. Lucky for us, he worked with the “fathers of rheumatology” in a lab when his interest in rheumatology began to sparkle. He was selected for a fellowship in...

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How to Get Involved in Research

What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials

What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials

You have heard about clinical trials, but are unsure about what they are, and what it means to participate. This infographic has been developped by Clinical Trials Ontario to help navigate. It provides an explanation of what clinical trials are, the...

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The Importance of Clinical Trials

The Importance of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are an key part of the research process. If you’re thinking about participation in a clinical trial, CAPA encourages you to read up on clinical trials and make a decision that is right for you. Below are some resources to help get you started where CAPA has been involved.

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Other Resources Supporting Patient Involvement in Research

Included here is a collection of resources that date back to when the Canadian Arthritis Network, and to which a number of CAPA members contributed.   Patient Engagement Quality Guidance - CAPA participated on the working group of the Patient Focused Medicines...

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The Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) works with various groups in the arthiritis community to ensure the voice of people living with arthritis is heard and to bring you up-to-date information on issues that affect the arthritis community. We work with healthcare professionals, health organizations, clinicians, industry, health charities, researchers, and various levels of government.

We keep Canadian people living with arthritis and their support groups understand more about their disease and have a voice in managing it.