Position Papers

Biologics & Biosimilars Position Paper

Position Papers What is a biologic? Biologics are a class of treatments derived from living cells (proteins) that target specific parts of the immune system, and are proven to effectively treat many diseases. Like other medications, the same biologic may be approved for the treatment of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s…

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Cannabis Position Paper

Position Papers What is medical cannabis? Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, is a group of plants that produce biologically active compounds. There are 2 main strains of the Cannabis plant used for recreational and medicinal purposes – sativa and indica.  Cannabis can be used to help manage symptoms like pain,…

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Anti-Racism, Solidarity Statement

Position Papers The Canadian Spondyloarthritis Assocation is committed to fostering a culture of respect, equity and belonging for every member of the Spondyloarthritis community, as well as the broader inflammatory community. We stand in solidarity with all members of the Black community, including those Black members of the Spondyloarthritis community,…

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CRA Vaccine Position

The Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) has been closely monitoring the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna) in Canada and January 31, 2020 released a position statement which provides recommendations on the use of these vaccines for patients under the care of a rheumatologist

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