FLIRT Mentorship Program

The CRA is now accepting applications for the 2020-2022 Future Leaders in RheumaTology Program.  This is a joint application process, deadline to apply is June 30, 2020.  

Future Leaders in RheumaTology (FLIRT) is a mentorship program designed for rheumatologists at an early career stage who are likely to become leaders in research and/or education and/or advocacy in Canada.

Program Overview

This program seeks to identify and promote leadership in rheumatologists early in their career (within 5 years post fellowship in rheumatology or paediatric rheumatology).  It is comprised of a variety of initiatives identified via a needs assessment conducted with participants, and a collaboration with Canadian mentors and expert advisors.  It is designed for future leaders in academic and community practice.

Program Objectives

  • Provide aspiring young Canadian rheumatologists with the opportunity to participate in a needs-based, high-quality, innovative, multi-faceted 2-year program
  • Build personal and professional contacts with thought leaders and peers
  • Develop insights into career building, publications, promotion and advocacy

Program Guidelines

Program Application

FLIRT Application Form

Program Sponsor

The 2020-2022 Future Leaders in RheumaTology Program is supported by Pfizer Canada.  The Canadian Rheumatology Association would like to recognize and thank this sponsor for their generous support.

Past Program Participants

Dr. Alexandra  Saltman
Dr. Ceri  Richards
Dr. Corisande  Baldwin
Dr. Hugues Allard-Chamard
Dr. Janet Roberts
Dr. Jason Lee
Dr. Jennifer Ji Young  Lee
Dr. Julie Couture
Dr. June Lee
Dr. Karim Ladak
Dr. Liam  O’Neil
Dr. Lillian Lim
Dr. Maeve Gamble
Dr. Matthew Piche
Dr. Natasha Dehghan
Dr. Neda Amiri
Dr. Norman Madsen
Dr. Noura Al Osaimi
Dr. Stephanie Garner
Dr. Stephanie Tom
Dr. Thanu Ruban

Dr. Alexa Smith
Dr. Annaliese Tisseverasinghe
Dr. Dax Gerard Rumsey
Dr. Evelyn Rozenblyum
Dr. Jonathan Chan
Dr. Kimberly Legault
Dr. Lihi Eder
Dr. Lily Lim
Dr. Marinka Twilt
Dr. Mercedes Chan
Dr. Michelle Jung
Dr. Natasha Gakhal
Dr. Pari Basharat
Dr. Roberta Berard
Dr. Tom Appleton
Dr. Tristan Boyd
Dr. Zeineb Mahjoub
Dr. Alison Clifford

Dr. Linda Hiraki
Dr. Amanda Steiman
Dr. Lillian Barra
Dr. Glen Hazlewood
Dr. Tabitha Kung
Dr. Shirley Chow
Dr. Claire Barber
Dr. Ines Colmegna
Dr. Daniela Ardelean
Dr. Laëtitia Michou
Dr. Zahi Touma
Dr. Alison Kydd
Dr. Nadia Luca
Dr. Natalie Shiff
Dr. Dharini Mahendira
Dr. Marie-Paule Morin
Dr. Pooneh Akhavan
Dr. Kimberly Morishita