OBRI Patient Advisory Committee

Patient Advisory Committee (PAC)

The OBRI PAC is a volunteer-led committee comprised of patient representatives.  Its role is to represent and communicate patient perspectives to OBRI staff, investigators and stakeholders; and motivate and engage patients through education, knowledge transfer, and ongoing communication. Past accomplishments include:

  • The production of an annual patient newsletter to keep patients informed about OBRI research, news and events
  • The development of plain-language summaries to communicate research findings to patients
  • The compilation of information on medications to facilitate patient awareness of RA treatment options
  • The co-facilitation of OBRI patient sessions to communicate OBRI research activities and identify patient research priorities
  • The creation of terms of reference and guiding principles documents.

OBRI Patient Advisory Committee Members

  • Catherine Hofstetter, Chair (Canadian Arthritis Network, Canadian Arthritis Patient Network)
  • Jennifer Boyle (Patient Partners in Arthritis; The Arthritis Society)
  • Anne Lyddiatt (Patient Partners in Arthritis)
  • Michael Mallinson (Canadian Spondylitis Association)
  • Denis Morrice (Ontario Rheumatology Association)
  • Attia Qamar (St. Michael’s Hospital Prescription for Education; The Arthritis Society)
  • Nancy Roper (Patient Partners in Arthritis)

Terms of Reference

Guiding Principles