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Dr. Carter Thorne

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The Arthritis Program Research Group Inc. Work 43 Lundy\’s Lane Newmarket Ontario L3Y 3R7 Canada Work Phone: 905 895-1666 Website: website

Dr. Thorne is on the Consultant Staff at Southlake Regional Health Care in Newmarket, Ontario, and Director of The Arthritis Program; this is a unique inter/trans-disciplinary program established to optimize outcomes for people who have arthritis and other rheumatic disorders. He is active in patient education, having established an Inflammatory Arthritis Program, Osteoarthritis Program, Fibromyalgia Program, JRA Program, as well as an Osteoporosis Program.  He has worked extensively with the Arthritis Society including on the Web Site “”. He has been involved in establishing Outreach Programs (Kenora, Ontario) and instrumental in setting up Arthritis Care Programs in other Centers; including The Barrie Arthritis Program at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie ON.

He is sought for his expertise in developing Outcome Based clinical Programs, not only in Arthritis Care, but also Shared Care in a Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Program, Wound Management and NeuroRehab/Stroke Care. These programs have resulted in measured improved standardized outcomes for patients, and for the improved reduction in hospital utilization  and Length of Stay (Best Practice)

He is active in Clinical Research as Principal Investigator with The Arthritis Program Research Group Inc., assisting in Canadian as well as International Studies of new therapeutic agents as well as projects to better describe types of arthritis and their care. As part of a strategic interest in identifying ‘Best Practices’, he has established an Early Arthritis Clinic, collaborating with a national initiative (CATCH), and an Osteoporosis Intervention Clinic, establishing a unique collaboration with Osteoporosis Canada and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy. He sits on the Steering  and Scientific Ctte of the Ontario Biologic Research Initiative, a collaborative attempt among stakeholders to describe and disseminate outcomes and best practices, in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. He is past-President of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (2012-2014) and is past-Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (1995-2004); and past Treasurer of PANLAR (Pan American League of The Association of Rheumatologists (2002-2006); founding member of the Ontario Rheumatology Association and past-President (2008); and past Chair of the Simcoe York District Health Council.  He is a lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He holds a Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Thorne has had the opportunity to provide advice on Arthritis Care to Governmental Agencies, The Arthritis Society and the Pharmaceutical Industry, including but not exclusive with today’s sponsor. He has participated in Guidelines development and co-authored the chapter on Rheumatoid Arthritis in the third edition of Therapeutic Choices (2000).

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