Getting the most out of virtual appointments February 11, 2021

This past year, many aspects of our daily lives have changed, including physician visits. We asked a rheumatologist and a patient for their perspectives on making the most of virtual appointments.  The checklist highlights special considerations for both video and … Continue reading (Read more)

OBRI Patient Newsletter now online

The 2021 issue of the OBRI patient newsletter, In the Loop, is now available online!  Read about our latest research; an arthritis app created by an OBRI investigator; caregiving in times of a pandemic; and much more. In the Loop, … Continue reading (Read more)

Our latest publications! October 2, 2020

We are pleased to share our latest research findings with you: Time to remission in swollen joints is far faster than patient reported outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis: results from the Ontario Best Practices Research Initiative (OBRI). Rheumatology, 2020August13. Discontinuation of … Continue reading (Read more)

7th Annual OBRI Conference is going virtual! April 17, 2020

 The Annual OBRI Conference will take place virtually on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9-11:30am Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions regarding large group meetings, the OBRI is restructuring the 7th Annual OBRI Conference on Friday, May 8, 2020.  The … Continue reading (Read more)

OBRI and COVID-19 March 23, 2020

Please be advised that in response to COVID-19, UHN has suspended all non-essential on-site research activities until April 6, 2020.  Until further notice, the OBRI team will be working from home.  We will continue to be accessible by email at … Continue reading (Read more)

OBRI Publications June 21, 2019

The OBRI is excited to share our latest publications: Frailty and risk of osteoporotic fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Data from the Ontario Biologics Research Initiative. Impact of Concomitant Use of Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs and Methotrexate Administration Route … Continue reading (Read more)

2019 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology June 5, 2019

OBRI is honoured to be included in the scientific program at the 2019 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Madrid, Spain (June 12-15, 2019).  The following scientific posters will be presented in Madrid: Development of an Algorithm for the Classification … Continue reading (Read more)

Trailblazing Women in Arthritis

On International Women’s Day on March 7, 2019, Dr. Claire Bombardier (OBRI principal investigator) was recognized by The Arthritis Society (TAS) as one of Canada’s Leading Women in Arthritis research. Dr. Bombardier is the inaugural recipient of a lifetime achievement … Continue reading (Read more)

Join us for the 6th Annual OBRI Conference on May 3, 2019 April 24, 2019

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 6th Annual OBRI Conference on Friday, May 3rd, 2019.  This meeting brings together OBRI investigators, researchers, industry partners, research coordinators, government representatives, interviewers, patients and patient advocates from across Ontario. Meeting … Continue reading (Read more)

OBRI Patient Newsletter now online April 12, 2019

The 2019 issue of OBRI Patient Newsletter, In the Loop, is now available online!  Catch up on the latest OBRI news. In the Loop, April 2019, Vol. 7   (Read more)