Practice Reflection Award

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The CRA Practice Reflection Award recognizes the importance of reflection and practice change to ultimately improve patient care.   This award encourages CRA members to develop innovative and practical self-assessment programs and quality improvement (QI) initiatives.

Are you currently conducting a QI project?
If so, consider applying for the Practice Reflection Award!

Program Overview

Self-reflection programs can often lead to practice change better than conventional learning modalities.  Chart audits and other methods of practice reflection & self-assessment have been proven successful in achieving Competency Based Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes the value of self-assessment programs, through Section 3 credits, and emphasizes the importance of incorporating these types of activities in members’ Continuing Professional Development.

To see further information on this award, please refer to the Terms of Reference (PDF).

Application Process

  • Applicants are encouraged to submit projects for a juried review by members of the CRA Education Committee
  • Application deadline is mid-October annually
  • Assessment criteria for the award includes relevance of the topic, innovation, ease of program application, cost effectiveness, trainee involvement, private practice application, scholarly background, and project completion
  • This is an annual competition, awards are granted on merit and depending upon caliber of submissions, all award(s) may not be granted each year
  • Award(s) will be presented at the following year’s Annual Scientific Meeting

Past Award Winners & Projects

Practice Reflection Award Summary

Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Drs. Carrie Ye and Janet Roberts Improving the Care of Cancer Patients Receiving Immunotherapy Who Develop Rheumatic Immune-related Complications, and Those with Pre-existing Rheumatic Disease, Through Online Education with Health Care Providers: An Initiative of CanRIO.  Supported by a CIORA grant.
Silver Dr. Lillian Lim Clinical Audit of Subcutaneous Methotrexate Counseling in Pediatric Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Bailey Dyck A clinical audit on diagnostic and treatment patterns of polymyalgia rheumatica in community practice
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Stephanie Gottheil Rheum Service: Improving Virtual Care During COVID-19
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Steven Katz Tracking Triage Targets for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Silver Dr. Bailey Dyck Understanding and Improving Patient Education of Cardiovascular Disease in Psoriatic Arthritis
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Jason Kur Implementation of a Standardized Immunosuppressant Risk Review Check-list in Rheumatology
Silver Dr. May Choi Canadian Rheumatology Association Practice Reflection: It’s A Joint Effort
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Natasha Gakhal and
Dr. Shirley Lake
Improve the flu vaccination status of RA patients to at least 80% in 2 years
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Sahil Koppikar and
Dr. Henry Averns
Practice reflection re: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) dosing and toxicity
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Henry Averns Clinical Audits
Silver Dr. Philip Baer &
Dr. Jean‑Pierre Raynauld
Negative impact of smoking in RA patients
Bronze Dr. Robert Ferrari Design of practice audits that led to publication (osteoporosis and prevalence of hyperparathyroidism in fibromyalgia)
Award Award Recipient Project
Gold Dr. Henry Averns Infection and vaccination audit of his practice