2015 Grant Awards

The posters and papers listed below each grant arise from work facilitated through the grant funding.

The Economic Challenges of SLE: Measuring and Mitigating the Impact

Principal Investigator: Clarke, A. (PDF)
Co-investigators: Elliott, S; Farewell, V; Hanly, J; Urowitz, M; Bernatsky, S; Peschken, C; Vinet, E; Pineau, C; Gladman, D; Mosher, D; Fritzler, M; Albert, A; St. Pierre, Y; Chin, R

Project Summary

There is little Canadian data on the health care resources used and time lost from work, household, and volunteering activities by patients living with SLE.  Dr. Clarke and her team are working to survey almost 1500 patients with SLE in six Canadian centres (Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary) on the health care they have used and the time they have missed from work and household and family activities due to illness over the past year.  Dr. Clarke hopes to increase society’s awareness and understanding of the economic challenges of SLE and influence government policy to improve support for SLE.

Oral Presentations

Lupus Society of Alberta Annual Education Day, February 20, 2016, Calgary, Alberta, The Economic Costs of SLE: We want to hear Your Voice. Watch presentation on YouTube channel.

Poster Presentations

Presented at the 2017 Canadian Rheumatology Association meeting.

Presented at the 2018 Canadian Rheumatology Association meeting and received the Best Abstract by a Rheumatology Resident Award.

Presented at the 2019 Canadian Rheumatology Association meeting.