ROAR 2016

Reaching Out with Arthritis Research


Action on Arthritis: Steps to a better you


THANK YOU to the speakers, volunteers, The Ismaili Council for British Columbia, and team who contributed to make ROAR 2016 a success. The presentation slides, individual videos and unanswered questions, will be posted soon.

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It IS About Us

Co-Principal Investigators: Linda Li, Professor, Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia and Jenny Leese, PhD Student, Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

The It IS About Us project is jointly designed by Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB) and health researchers who have experience in engaging with patients in research.

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PRECISION: Preventing Complications from Inflammatory Skin, Joint and Bowel Conditions

Principal Investigator: John Esdaile, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FCAHS, Scientific Director

People with inflammatory diseases of the skin, joint, or bowel have better treatment options for managing their disease than ever before. They are now more likely to die from complications of the disease than the disease itself. With more knowledge on what causes complications and how to reduce them, we believe prevention is possible.

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Track OA: Improving physical activity using a wearable activity tracker: pilot testing a new model of care for knee osteoarthritis

Principal Investigator: Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD

We will examine factors that can influence arthritis patients’ use of these tools from the perspectives of patients, health professionals, and health care decision makers. This study takes an important step forward in discovering how people with arthritis could use these tools with their health professionals to support their physical activity.

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Reducing Cognitive Impairment and Improving Joint health in Older Adults

Principal Investigators: Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD.

This study will develop and test tools to improve the use of effective prevention and treatment by the public. Additionally, we will evaluate implementation strategies and train the next generation of researchers to incorporate digital media in delivering health information.

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Access and Utilization of Healthcare for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Aboriginal People in Alberta

Access to health services is a determinant of population health and is known to be reduced for a variety of specialist services for Indigenous populations in Canada. With arthritis being the most common chronic condition experienced by Aboriginal populations and causing high levels of disability, it is critical to resolve access disparities through an understanding of barriers and facilitators to care.

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How can online physical activity monitoring tools be used in arthritis care?

Principal Investigator: Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD.

For people with arthritis, doing physical activity can reduce pain and improve their ability to move around. Despite these benefits, less than half of Canadians with arthritis are physically active. Many do not have appropriate access to health professionals to support them in staying active safely.

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Striving for a Cure: Enhancing Our Understanding of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Principal Investigator: Hyon Choi – Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, DrPH, FRCPC. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

The study is open to the public; to be eligible to take part, participants must have a diagnosis of PsC or PsA, which is confirmed by study rheumatologists/dermatologists. Participants are seen on a yearly basis for five years and receive a physical assessment, blood draw, questionnaires, and if applicable, x-rays of arthritic joints at each visit.

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John Esdaile

John Esdaile

Scientific Director, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FCAHS

Daniel Parlow

Daniel Parlow

Board of Directors Chair

Shauneen Kellner

Shauneen Kellner

Executive Director

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