• Dr. John Esdaile, Cheryl Koehn (Arthritis Consumer Experts) and Dr. Gillian Hawker led the Canadian Summit on Standards for Arthritis Prevention and Care in Ottawa. The arthritis community including patients established by consensus, evidence-based standards for arthritis care.
  • A research team led by Dr. Diane Lacaille conducted a landmark study that showed that a large proportion of people with rheumatoid arthritis were not treated with disease-modifying agents, considered essential in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.