Stand Up and Be Counted! 2018-06-08T15:42:06+00:00

Measuring and Mapping the Rheumatology Workforce in Canada

The CRA Human Resources Committee in partnership with the research team launched the first National Workforce Survey in 2015.

Thank you to all of the Rheumatologists for who contributed to Stand Up and Be Counted! We received an overwhelming response to the survey with 355 rheumatologists standing up to be counted! The work has presented nationally and internationally and references to abstracts and manuscripts can be found in the following journals:

  1. Announcement of the launch of Stand Up and Be Counted  CRAJ Article
  2. Preliminary background literature review on the rheumatology workforce in Canada.  Brophy J, Marshall DA, Badley EM, Hanly JG, Averns H, Ellsworth J, Pope JE, Barber CE. Measuring the Rheumatology Workforce in Canada: A Literature Review. J Rheumatol. 2016, 43(6):1121-9.
  3. Presentation of preliminary results at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco 2015: Barber CEH, Jewett L, Ahluwalia V, Baillie C, Mosher D, Zummer M, Thorne JC, Ellsworth J, Averns H, Barnabe C, Cividino A, Pope JE, Badley EM, Levy DM, Ruban T, Lundon K, McDougall R, Brophy J, Lacaille D, Marshall D, and the Canadian Rheumatology Association. Measuring the Rheumatologist Workforce in Canada: Preliminary Results of the Stand up and be Counted Survey. Presented at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting, November 2015, San Francisco.
  4. Presentation of complete results at the Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting in Lake Louise, Alberta 2016. Barber CEH, Jewett L, Ahluwalia V, Averns H, Baillie C, Badley EM Mosher D, Thorne JC,  Cividino A, Zummer M, Barnabe C, Lacaille D, Ellsworth J, Levy DM, Ruban T, Brophy J, Pope JE, McDougall R, Lundon K, Thomson J, Charnock C, Yacyshyn E, Marshall D Measuring the Rheumatologist Workforce in Canada: Stand Up and Be Counted!

The research team has prepared a manuscript that has been submitted for scientific publication and will make the manuscript available in an open access publication once accepted.  Once the manuscript is published, further knowledge dissemination materials such as a PowerPoint presentation and maps, will be made available to the CRA membership through our website.

Further analysis of the data is ongoing to determine additional factors that will be important to consider when conducting workforce planning- this additional analysis will be expected to be available in time for CRA 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.