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4-Day Skills Workshop for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Nurses

The next 4-Day Assessment & Management of Rheumatic Diseases: A Skills Workshop will take place March 11 – 14, 2019. Whether you’re new to arthritis or need a refresher, this evidence-based workshop will update your knowledge and enhance your clinical skills in arthritis care!

Please note that the registration deadline is Wednesday, February 13th. Please see the discipline-specific workshop brochures below for more information and for a blank registration form.


Member Services

Arthritis Continuing Education (ACE) program membership is available to physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses in British Columbia who have an interest in rheumatic diseases and/or work with people who live with arthritis.

ACE members have access to:

  • MPAP Education Day – a day of presentations held annually in Vancouver in the late spring. ACE members living outside the Lower Mainland can access this education through a remote videoconference connection.
  • Arthritis Clinical Exchange – a regularly scheduled  telephone discussion on a variety of clinical topics centered around recent literature of interest to all ACE members.
  • Arthritis Clinical Link Newsletter – published twice yearly, this newsletter provides news, clinical tips, and resources in the field of arthritis and its management.
  • Clinical Consultation – therapists and clinicians at MPAP provide telephone consultation and advice relating to the management of your patients with arthritis. For occupational therapy consultation please contact 604.875.4111 ext. 68815 or 68816. For physical therapy consultation please contact 604.875.4111 ext. 68840. And for nursing consultation please contact 604.875.4111 ext. 68857.
  • Professional Resources – educational materials are available, such as patient handouts, educational videos, as well as treatment approaches used at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program.

If you have questions about the ACE program or would like to become a member, please contact 604.875.4111 ext. 68830.