Advisory Committees

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is a sub-committee of The Arthritis Society's National Board of Directors. The SAC's role is to advise The Arthritis Society on matters pertaining to arthritis science and research, specifically, but not exclusively –
  • National strategic priorities for arthritis science research
  • Planning and direction
  • New initiatives
  • Research and Career Development scientific program structure
  • Arthritis Society interface with other research funding agencies
  • Arthritis Society partnerships; e.g. Industry, Governments
  • Allocation of resources
  • Timely issues as they arise
Scientific Advisory Committee Members
The Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) is a sub-committee of The Arthritis Society's National Board of Directors. The MAC's role is to advise The Arthritis Society on matters pertaining to the major issues surrounding arthritis care, specifically, but not exclusively –
  • Planning and direction
  • New initiatives
  • Demographics of people with arthritis
  • Health policy, access to care, facilities, manpower, medications, rehabilitation and surgery
  • Clinical Research - visibility, deficiencies, relevance, impact
  • Education - national strategies, under-graduate, graduate, post-graduate, sub-specialty training, primary care givers, arthritis health professionals
  • Liaisons -  media, universities, governments, pharmaceutical industry, Arthritis Centres
  • Ensuring continued close collaboration between the Society and the Canadian Rheumatology Association
  • Allocation of resources
  • Advocacy
  • Timely issues as they arise
Medical Advisory Committee Members