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Canadian Rheumatology Association

About Us & Our Mission 

The mission of the Canadian Rheumatology Association is to represent Canadian rheumatologists and promote the pursuit of excellence in arthritis and rheumatic disease care, education and research.

Today, the CRA comprises over 500 members throughout all 10 provinces and territories as well as some international members.

Since its inception, the CRA has promoted and advanced the field of rheumatology by organizing networking, training and education opportunities for clinicians, students, allied health professionals and researchers.  More recently the CRA has become involved in the promotion and coordination of funding for important rheumatology research (CIORA).

The CRA carries out its mission through a multifaceted network of activities and investments. A cornerstone activity of the CRA is the annual scientific meeting, whose purpose is to showcase the various clinical and research endeavours of CRA members and other arthritis health professionals. The meeting also serves to foster professional collaboration and an exchange of ideas in the rheumatology community.

As a nationally and internationally respected organization, the CRA continues to serve as a national voice for practicing rheumatologists and researchers with an interest in rheumatic diseases.

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