JointHealth™ express   November 23, 2016

Canadians recognized at 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Dr. Carter Thorne and Dr. Claire Bombardier!

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) announced the 2016 recipients of its Master of the ACR designation and Distinguished Fellow Award honours during the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. These recognitions are given annually to members who exhibit outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology.

Dr. Carter Thorne receives Master of the ACR designation
ACE wishes to congratulate Carter Thorne, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada/ University of Toronto, for recognition as a Master - one of the highest honors that the ACR awards to its members. The designation of Master is conferred on ACR members, age 65 or older, who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and the rheumatology profession. These honorees have devoted their long careers to furthering rheumatology research and improving clinical standards in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Thorne is one of Canada’s leading and accomplished clinicians in the field of rheumatology. In addition to creating the Ontario Rheumatology Association (ORA), he is Past President of the Canadian Rheumatology Association. Dr. Thorne is also involved in the Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort (CATCH), the Ontario Best Practices Research Initiative (ORBI), and has participated in a number of local provincial and national models of care initiatives. Dr. Thorne is also an active researcher and has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and served as an executive member of the Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium (CRRC) in order to “Canadianize" trials that would be good for patients and feasible to recruit.

Dr. Claire Bombardier receives Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award
The ACR also recognizes leading researchers, clinicians, mentors, and other professionals exhibiting superior commitment to the advancement of the field of rheumatology with the Awards of Distinction honors. ACE is pleased to recognize that Claire Bombardier, MD, MACR, University of Toronto/Toronto General Research Institute, Toronto, has received the Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award awarded to a rheumatologist who has made outstanding contributions in clinical medicine, clinical scholarship or education.

Dr. Bombardier's research interests include evidence-based practice, pharmacoeconomics, soft-tissue disorders, and the use of health outcome measures in patients with musculoskeletal disorders, the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disease in the workplace and continuing medical education. Dr. Bombardier has published more than 170 articles in scholarly journals, and has an established record of working with complex organizations in order to create innovative multidisciplinary programs.