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Dr. Bessette completed his medical training in rheumatology at Laval University in 1993. From 1994 to 1996, he received a formation in clinical research at the Multipurpose Arthritis Center of the Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston. During the same period, he completed a Master's degree in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Bessette is Co-Director for Quebec City CaMos, a Canadian epidemiologic study in osteoporosis. He is also the Program Officer for the Quebec Recognizing Osteoporosis and its Consequences (ROCQ) Program. This program evaluates the diagnostic and treatment rates of osteoporosis following fragility fractures in women, aged 50 years and over. He is the past director of the rheumatology training program at Laval University, where he is currently an Assistant Professor, and is currently the Head of the Rheumatology Department at the CHU de Quebec.

Dr. Bessette is the author and co-author of 79 scientific manuscripts and 300 abstracts. His major research interests include rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, quality of life aspect of musculoskeletal diseases and pharmacoeconomic studies.