Dr. Michel Zummer


Dr. Zummer is Associate Professor at the Université de Montréal and served as Chief of Rheumatology at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital from 1997 to 2017. He is currently a board member of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC), and co-chairs the Models of Care Committee at the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC).

In 2017, the Canadian Rheumatology Association honoured Dr. Zummer with the Distinguished Rheumatologist award for outstanding contribution to rheumatology in CanadaCurrently, Dr. Zummer’s focus is improving health care delivery for individuals with rheumatological problems.

Speaker's seminars

Session 1

9:15 - 10:15

Session 2

11:00 - 12:00


12:30 - 1:30

Session 4

2:00 - 3:00

Spondyloarthritis/Ankylosing Spondylitis – What’s new

Chronic back pain is extremely common in the general population. While Spondyloarthritis is a rare disease, it is a significant cause of chronic back pain. Information will be shared on the different aspects of this disease using the most up-to-date knowledge. Topics covered will include the characteristic signs and symptoms, the diagnostic challenge, and the approach to the treatment.


Seminar presented by

Session 5

3:30 - 4:30