Awards & Publications


  • 2015 Canadian Physiotherapy Association Award
    Recipient: Dr. Katie Lundon
  • 2015 AHPA Clinical Innovation Award
    Recipient: ACPAC
  • Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
    Recipient: Dr. Rachel Shupak
  • Ministry of Health Innovation in Human Health Resources Award
    Recipient: ACPAC
  • Ted Freedman OHA Award
    Recipient: ACPAC
  • Excellence in Course Design and Coordination Award From CPD
    Recipient: ACPAC

ACPAC Program Publications

Warmington, K., Kennedy, C., Lundon, K., Soever, L., Brooks, S., Passalent, L., Shupak, R., Schneider, R.. (2015). The Patient Perspective: Arthritis care provided by Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program trained clinicians. Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews 2015(7):45–53

Lundon, K., Shupak, R., Canzian, S., Ziesmann, E. Schneider, R. (2015). Don’t Let Up: Implementing and Sustaining Change in a New Post-Licensure Education Model for Developing Extended Role Practitioners involved in Arthritis Care. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 2015(8):389–395

Passalent, L., Kennedy, C., Lundon, K., Rozmovits, L., Sinclair, L., Soever, L., Schneider, R., Brooks, S., Warmington, K., Shupak, R. (2013). System integration and clinical utilization of the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) program-trained extended role practitioners in Ontario: a 2-year system-level evaluation. Healthcare Policy 8(4):56-70.

Lundon, K., Kennedy, C., Rozmovits, L., Sinclair, L., Soever, L., Schneider, R., Brooks, S., Passalent, L., Warmington, K., Shupak, R. (2013). Evaluation of Perceived Collaborative Behaviour Amongst Stakeholders and Clinicians of a Continuing Education Programme in Arthritis Care. Journal of Interprofessional Care 27(5): 401-407.

Lineker, S., Lundon, K., Shupak, R., Schneider, R., MacKay, C, and Varatharasan, N. 2011. Arthritis Extended-Role Practitioners: Impact on Community Practice (An Exploratory Study). Physiotherapy Canada 63(4):434-442.

Lundon, K., R. Shupak, R. Schneider and J. McIlroy. 2011. Development and Early Evaluation of an Inter-professional Post-licensure Education Programme for Extended Practice Roles in Arthritis Care. Physiotherapy Canada 63(1):94-103.

Warmington, K., L. Passalent, C. Kennedy, K. Lundon, S. Brooks, and R. Shupak. December 2011. “The Early Impact of Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) program-trained Extended Role Practitioners (ERP) on the Ontario Healthcare System: A System Level Evaluation.” A Report for: The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario. Available at:

Shupak, R., Schneider, R., Lundon, K. 2010. Advanced Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program: An Update. CRAJ 19(4):16-17.

Lundon, K., Shupak, R., S. Reeves, R. Schneider, J. McIlroy. 2009. The Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program as A Model for Transfer of Knowledge and Skills and Attitudes: Moving From an Interprofessional Arthritis Education Program to Interprofessional Arthritis Care. Journal of Interprofessional Care 1-3.

Lundon, K., Shupak, R., Sunstrum-Mann, L., Galet, D., and Schneider, R. 2008. Leading Change in the Transformation of Arthritis Care through Development of an Interprofessional Academic Clinical Education Training Model in an Academic Healthcare Facility. Healthcare Quarterly 11(3):59-65.

Shupak, R., Lundon, K. 2007. St. Michael’s Hospital: The Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care Program. CRAJ 17(4): 16-17.

Graduate Outcomes

Advancing Learning

  • Laura Passalent (ACPAC ’08) – Research to support early identification of ankylosing spondylitis

Advancing Practice

Advancing Care