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Optimizing Care for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Academic Detailing to Family Physicians

Family Physicians Needed

Researchers at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and the Divisions of Family Medicine and Rheumatology at UBC are conducting research funded by a peer-reviewed grant from the Canadian Arthritis Network to determine the impact of academic detailing to family physicians on the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

You are eligible if you are:

  • A family physician currently seeing patients, in a general family practice setting (either part time or full time).

What does the study involve?

  • Receiving an academic detailing visit to discuss the latest advances in the management of RA.
  • Academic detailing is a form of continuing medical education (CME) where a trained pharmacist will meet with you one on one in your office or other convenient location for 20-30 minutes.
  • Filling out a 5 minute survey to get your thoughts on academic detailing and the content of the visit.

Benefits to participants:

  • Physicians will receive evidence-based information on recent changes in the management of RA.
  • Physicians will also be provided with a resource kit that includes practical tools and checklists for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of RA according to current guidelines.
  • This CME activity is accredited for 1.5 Mainpro M1 credits, and up to 7 Mainpro C credits upon completion of a post activity reflective exercise.

 Project overview and reply form

If you would like more information or to book an academic detailing visit, please contact:

Mr. Ryan Maltais, BSc (Pharmacy), PhD (Candidate)


We value your privacy, so all communications and any information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Principle Investigator: Dr. Diane Lacaille, MD MHSc FRCPC Co-Investigators: Dr. Garey Mazowita, MD CCFP FCFP.
Dr. Carlo Marra, PharmD PhD FCSHP. Dr. John M Esdaile, MD MPH FRCPC. Dr. Linda Li, PhD. Dr. Wendy Hall, RN PhD.