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Arthritis Society Canada joins Clinical Trials Quebec’s project

Arthritis Society Canada is proud to announce that it has joined Clinical Trials Quebec’s Personalized Support Service pilot project.

This support service, developed by Clinical Trials Quebec and powered by CATALIS Quebec, offers patients of all ages and medical conditions, as well as their caregivers, the possibility of finding clinical trials meeting their criteria. Clinical Trials Quebec’s team of health professionals’ guides patients and their caregivers through each step of their search and provides an overview of the clinical trials currently available. 

The Personalized Support Service is a new, bilingual, and free service designed to offer compassionate and user-friendly support to patients and caregivers in Quebec. The support service’s goal is to provide patients and their loved ones with accurate and verified information so they can initiate or facilitate discussions with their medical team about participating in a clinical trial.

In the initial launch phase of its pilot, the Personalized Support Service will focus solely on a few patient communities, including the Arthritis Society Canada community, by offering simplified access to sometimes complex information about clinical trials. 

“As Canada’s largest charitable funder of arthritis research, we know how important it is to support researchers and clinicians as they work to deepen our understanding of arthritis, find effective ways to treat it and, one day, find a cure. That’s why we are pleased to be part of the new Personalized Support Service of Clinical Trials Quebec pilot project by CATALIS. We welcome this opportunity to assist Quebec patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals in their search for clinical trials and to improve health outcomes for the six million Canadians living with arthritis,” said Dr. Siân Bevan, Chief Science Officer.

Clinical Trials Quebec’s Personalized Support Service is complementary to the other programs seeking to improve Quebec’s clinical research environment and serves as an opportunity for participants to obtain a summary of the various clinical trials that correspond to their needs. 

To make a cost-free request to the Personalized Support Service, or to learn more about this pilot project, you can contact the Clinical Trials Quebec team by phone at 1 866 669-6814 or by e-mail at can also view the project’s microsite at

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