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

  • Ahluwalia, V., Larsen, T., Kennedy, C., Inrig, T., Lundon, K. 2019. An advanced clinician practitioner in arthritis care can improve access to rheumatology care in community-based practice. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. Read here.
  • Lundon, K., and Shupak, R. 2018. A Successful Standardized Academic Interprofessional Post-licensure Education Program Exists to Train MSK Professionals to Become Advanced Practitioners in Arthritis Care: Lessons Learned from the ACPAC Program. Arthritis Care & Research, Letter to the Editor, In press.
  • Lundon, K., Shupak, R., and Pullan, A. 2018. Measuring the ACPAC Program Trained Extended Role Practitioner (ERP) Workforce in Canada: A Profile of Practice Settings, Roles and Participation in Models of Arthritis Care in Canada. The Journal of Rheumatology July 2018, 45 (7) 964-1069; DOI: p1038.
  • Lundon, K., Ahluwalia, V., and Shupak, R. 2018. Extended-Role Practitioners Improve Access to Care for Ontarians. CRAJ. Volume 28, Number 1, pp 13-14.
    Claire Barber, Katie Lundon, Rachel Shupak and Deborah Marshall. 2016. So We Stood Up and Got Counted…Now What? CRAJ 26(3): 7-7A.

  • Kristin Bignell MScPT, Cassie Bender MScPT, Aviva Lichtenstein MScPT, Brad McArthur MScPT, Kristin E. Musselman PT, PhD, Theresa Kay PT, MHSc & Chandra Farrer PT, MSc (2018). Improving access in rheumatology: Evaluating the validity of a paper triage process involving an advanced practice physiotherapist through a retrospective chart review. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1482978.
  • Farrer, C., Abraham, L., Jerome, D., Hochman, J., Gakhal, N. 2016. Triage of Rheumatology Referral Facilitates Wait Time Benchmarks. The Journal of Rheumatology Nov 2016, 43(11) 2064-2067, DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.151235.
  • 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