Best Abstract on Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Rheumatology

The Award has been established to recognize outstanding contributions in advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within rheumatological research. An oral or poster presentation at the CRA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is eligible for consideration for the award. The research should enhance knowledge or advance the care for equity deserving groups (including but not limited to women, visible/racialized minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SAI+). The work should describe the impact on fostering equity, on embracing diversity of the rheumatology patient population or workforce and/or promoting inclusivity in the rheumatology community through research, leadership, clinical activity, or medical education. This award aims to inspire rheumatology professionals to champion these values of equity, diversity and inclusion. The recipient of this prestigious award will receive recognition from the Canadian Rheumatology Association at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

  • The first author must be a CRA Member in good standing or trainee (undergraduate student, medical student, rheumatology resident, post-graduate resident).

The award is sponsored by the Canadian Rheumatology Association.

The award consists of a $1000 cheque and a certificate.