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Integrated Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee

Members of the integrated Scientific and Medical Committee (ISMAC) provide expert advice to the Chief Science Officer on strategic directions and priorities for the Arthritis Society's research and information and support tools and resources. ISMAC members provide scientific, clinical, and knowledge translation expertise, as well as consumer perspectives to support best practices in research and information and support tools and resources across the spectrum of research pillars, resource allocation, partnerships, advocacy, and input into the review of the performance of the Arthritis Society's mission impacts.

Hani El-Gabalawy, MD, FRCPC - University of Manitoba

Chair

Monique Gignac, PhD - Institute for Work and Health, University of Toronto

Vice-Chair

Tom Appleton, MD, PhD - Western University


Susa Benseler, MD, PhD - University of Calgary


Carolyn Dittmar, BScPhm - Southlake Regional Health Centre


Maria Fernandes, PhD - Universite Laval


Cathie Hofstetter - Patient Representative


Cheryl Hubley-Kozey, PhD - Dalhousie University


Sarah Ward, MD - St. Michael's Hospital


Linda Li, PT, PhD - University of British Columbia


Raja Rampersaud, MD - University of Toronto


Graeme Reed - Canadian Spondylitis Association


John Di Battista, PhD - McGill University, Arthritis Society National Board of Directors

Observer