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!
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).
- 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
2023 GOLD PRACTICE REFLECTION AWARD PROJECT BY DRS. CARRIE YE AND JANET ROBERTS WAS SUPPORTED BY A CIORA GRANT. LINK TO ABSTRACT AVAILABLE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS SUCCESSFUL 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)|
|Gold||Dr. Bailey Dyck||A clinical audit on diagnostic and treatment patterns of polymyalgia rheumatica in community practice|
|Gold||Dr. Stephanie Gottheil||Rheum Service: Improving Virtual Care During COVID-19|
|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|
|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|
|Gold||Dr. Natasha Gakhal and
Dr. Shirley Lake
|Improve the flu vaccination status of RA patients to at least 80% in 2 years|
|Gold||Dr. Sahil Koppikar and
Dr. Henry Averns
|Practice reflection re: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) dosing and toxicity|
|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)|
|Gold||Dr. Henry Averns||Infection and vaccination audit of his practice|