Education We Offer

ACE 2023 – Hold the date!

We are pleased to announce we will be offering a hybrid ACE course in April 2023!

ACE 2023 will include 2 afternoons of virtual presentations and 2 in-person days of hands-on instruction. An Introduction to the Assessment & Management of Rheumatic Diseases will provide you with evidence-informed information and best practices in the assessment and management of common rheumatic conditions. This hybrid course will be led by highly experienced clinicians and rheumatologists together with patient partners presenting through interactive Zoom and in-person sessions.

Dates: April 17 & 19th (virtual) and April 24 & 25th (in-person) 2023

Time: Virtual 12:30 – 4:30 Mon/Wed    In-person 8am-4:30pm Mon/Tues

Location: In-person sessions at the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre, 895 West 10th Ave, Vancouver

Course fee: Full course $700+GST (early bird registration) $750+GST (after Feb. 17, 2022) Virtual sessions: $150+GST (early bird) $200+GST regular

Final registration deadline: March 17, 2023

*In-person participant numbers will be limited and we will be prioritizing spots for BC clinicians.

Registration details and discipline specific brochures available now!

Registration opens Jan. 10, 2023

Physiotherapy brochure 
Occupational therapy brochure 
Nursing brochure 


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 REACH DayTBD in 2023. 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.
  • ACE Clinical Exchange – moving to webinar format in 2023! Presentation and discussion on a variety of clinical topics of interest to all ACE members. Next session is January 11, 2023 12:15 – 1pm. Article attached HERE and Zoom link to follow!
  • ACE Clinical Link Newsletter – published 3 times/year, 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. 68819. For physical therapy consultation please contact 604.875.4111 ext. 68834/68830. And for nursing consultation please contact 604.875.4111 ext. 69218
  • 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. 68834.