2015 Grant Awards

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

Improving the Care of Patients with Systemic Vasculitis through the Development of Management Recommendations and Educational Materials: A Canadian Vasculitis

Principal Investigator: Pagnoux, C. (PDF)
Co-investigators: Barra, L; Khalidi, N; Carette, S; Milman, N; Yeung, R; Benseler, S; Twilt, M; Baldwin, C; Reich, H; Walsh, M; Towheed, T; Liang, P; Pineau, C; Bakowsky, V

Project Summary

Systemic vasculitides are extremely challenging rheumatic disorders. Whereas strategies for optimizing the care of patients with vasculitis, which can be life-threatening, have been developed in some countries, mainly in Europe, there was a lack of a similar Canadian program until recently. The Canadian Vasculitis Network (CanVasc) is a national scientific and clinical research network created in November 2010 that includes physicians from different medical subspecialties across Canada. After having developed recommendations for the diagnostic and therapeutic management of ANCA-associated vasculitides, CanVasc is now in the process of establishing recommendations for the management of patients with large vessel vasculitides, including giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis, and a unique, global case-based educational program with a final web-based process to rate and validate the learning experience.

Oral Presentations

Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, February 8-11, 2017, Utility of Biomarkers for the Diagnosis and Management of Takayasu’s Arteritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Poster Presentations

Presented at the 2016 Canadian Rheumatology Association meeting.

Presented at the 2017 Canadian Rheumatology Association meeting.

Published Literature