About Us

CAPRI - The Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators

Welcome to CAPRI, a connected community of pediatric rheumatologists and researchers committed to advancing knowledge for the benefit of children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases. Our mission is to provide a collaborative framework for sharing innovative ideas, fostering research partnerships, and supporting our members' pursuit of critical funding opportunities.

At CAPRI, we understand the unique challenges facing young patients with rheumatic diseases, and we're dedicated to developing new solutions and treatments that improve their quality of life. By working together and sharing our expertise, we believe we can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

Explore our website to learn more about our work, our members, and the exciting projects we're pursuing. We look forward to connecting with you!

CAPRI achieves this through:

Facilitating research of childhood rheumatic diseases through collaborative multicentre studies involving all pediatric rheumatology centres in Canada.

Promoting pediatric rheumatology research with the inclusion of individual or a few centers, broadening the scope of participation in impactful studies.

Engaging trainees and new investigators interested in pediatric rheumatology research.

Enabling a transdisciplinary approach to research by connecting researchers across the country.

Hosting annual scientific meetings to foster discussion and professional development.

Collaboration with other national and international research groups.

Sharing information through scientific publication and other knowledge translations activities.

CAPRI connects investigators at numerous sites across Canada

Pediatric rheumatology patients continue to enroll in CAPRI research studies from all provinces and regions in Canada. The map below identifies the main sites or our CAPRI investigators.

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Partnerships & collaboration

Collaboration and partnership are at the heart of CAPRI's mission to acquire new knowledge about pediatric rheumatic disease. We understand the value and necessity of working together to develop innovative solutions and treatments for young patients.

CAPRI has a rich history of partnering with researchers from various fields, including those outside of pediatric rheumatology, to drive progress in our field. We also collaborate closely with other pediatric rheumatology research groups, such as the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), and charitable organizations like Arthritis Society Canada and Cassie and Friends.

Through these partnerships, we are able to leverage our collective expertise and resources to advance research on a global scale.

Meet our team.

The CAPRI team is made up of pediatric rheumatology care providers, investigators and researchers from across Canada.