Arthritis Centres help to ensure that more Canadians with arthritis receive better care.
Arthritis Centres are funded to supplement and leverage resources at medical schools and to increase the profile of arthritis within universities.
The focal points for Canada's treatment and research programs are the Arthritis Centres (AC), located in all academic rheumatology divisions in Canadian medical schools, including accredited paediatric rheumatology centres. These Centres provide exemplary patient care, high standards of graduate and undergraduate teaching, and excellent opportunities for clinical and basic science research.
AC Grants are made to Canadian medical schools, which in turn have made arrangements with one or more of their affiliated teaching hospitals for the provision of laboratory space and other professional and scientific amenities necessary to the success of the Centres.
Directors of the Centres are full-time members of the staff of the medical schools concerned and are not remunerated under AC Grants. The Society funds are used to provide essential teaching and research resources not available from tax funds, or through other research fund-granting programs.
For the 20011/2012 granting year, The Society is pleased to continue its funding which provides support for the activities of the Arthritis Centres. Thanks only to the generosity of its donors and partners, The Arthritis Society was able to invest the total amount below in support of Arthritis Centres for 2011/2012.
The Arthritis Society provides leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis.
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