2016 “Call for Applications” for the AAC Research Awards Program

The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) will provide seven awards valued at $750 CAD/award in each of the following categories:
1.       Master Student – sponsored by McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
2.       PhD Student – sponsored by Arthritis Consumer Experts
3.       Post-doctoral Fellow – sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
4.       Young Faculty Researcher (graduate within the first five years of faculty appointment) – sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
5.       Knowledge Translation (KT) research – sponsored by Bone and Joint Institute of the University of Western Ontario
6.       Knowledge Translation (KT) practice – sponsored by Janssen Inc.
7.       Patient for active engagement in arthritis research – sponsored byThe Arthritis Society
The details of the AAC Research Awards Program and the accompanying application forms for 1) an Early Career Researcher/Early Career Faculty Memberand 2) a Patient Representative, are enclosed here and available atwww.arthritisalliance.ca.
Key Deadlines:
  • Notice of intent email (applicant name, institution, mentor, and title of research project) to be sent to AAC office: lgazizova@arthritisalliance.ca byWednesday, December 14, 2016 (midnight ET).
  • Full applications received to AAC office: lgazizova@arthritisalliance.ca byTuesday, January 3, 2017 (midnight ET).
  • Decisions to be announced: early March 2017

Calling all Arthritis Trainees in British Columbia

Calling all Arthritis Trainees in British Columbia

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The Canadian Arthritis Trainee Association (CATA) is a student-run network that functions under the umbrella of The Arthritis Society, and aims to increase collaboration, networking, and training opportunities for trainees working in the field of arthritis research. Essentially, CATA is helping to foster the development of the next generation of Canadian arthritis researchers!

Alberta Event Nov. 17th 2016

Dear Trainee,

If you are in any way interested in arthritis research, please consider attending an introductory session to the Canadian Arthritis Trainee Association (CATA) on November 17th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Feasby Student Lounge located on Foothills Campus (HSC G552).

CATA is a trainee-led organization, generously sponsored by The Arthritis Society that aims to facilitate professional development and networking opportunities for trainees engaged in arthritis research. Our Alberta chapter is just getting off the ground – this will be the first event that we hold!

Whether you are a post-doc, undergraduate student, medical resident or anyone else, so long as you are interested in arthritis research, you meet the eligibility requirements for CATA membership.

On the 17th, a very brief presentation will be given outlining what CATA is, and what opportunities will be granted to you with membership. Following that, attendees are encouraged to stick around for free food and beverages as well as to play some pool and/or foosball.

As we do not yet have a dedicated email list, it will be difficult to assess numbers for our food order. An RSVP isn’t required, but if possible please send one to alberta.cata@gmail.com. If I’ve already convinced you to become a member, please send us a message at this address as well.

Our website is currently being updated, but does contain a host of additional information: www.arthritistrainee.org. Feel free to also check out the attached brochure.

Looking forward to hearing from, and seeing you.

Kind Regards,

Johnathan Sevick

CATA Regional Co-Director of Alberta