Registry in Arthritis in Canadian Children (ReACCh)Principal Investigator:
Dr. Lori Tucker, University of British Columbia
The Arthritis Society stepped in this year to maintain a vital childhood arthritis registry in Canada called Registry in Arthritis in Canadian Children (ReACCh) with a three year commitment of $300,000. Launched in 2005, ReACCh is one of the largest registries on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the world. It has enrolled 1,500 Canadian children with JIA to track the disease’s impact and progress and involves the collaboration of 16 pediatric rheumatology centres across Canada. With the support of The Society, ReACCh is able to continue maintaining its registry and conducting studies and also to develop a sustainability plan. The Arthritis Society is currently its sole funder.