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Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Sian Bevan, Chief Science Officer, Arthritis Society Canada

  • Dr. David Hart, Professor in the Department of Surgery and Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, and Member of the McCaig Institute for Bone & Joint Health, Scientific Director of the Alberta Health Services Bone & Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network

  • Dr. Mohit KapoorScientific Planning Committee Co-Chair, Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at University of Toronto, Co-Director of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, Tony and Shari Fell Platinum Chair in Arthritis Research and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the mechanisms of joint degradation.

  • Dr. Andrea KnightScientific Planning Committee Co-Chair,
    Staff Physician in the Division of Rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Associate Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute in the Neurosciences and Mental Health Program, Associate Professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto

  • ​​Laurie Proulx, Managing Director, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, Patient Engagement and Knowledge Translation consultant, patient partner / lived experience of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 

  • Dr. Carter Thorne, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Consultant Staff Member at the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, Principal Investigator with The Arthritis Program Research Group Inc., Steering and Scientific Committee Member of the Ontario Best Practices Research Initiative. 

  • ​John Yan, MSc Student in the Musculoskeletal Health, Sport, and Exercise Lab, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Research Trainee at Arthritis Research Canada.