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The Arthritis Newsletter: Winter 2017

Keeping you informed about advances in arthritis research and related stories.

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Meet Elise!

And learn how finding answers through arthritis research is making a life-changing difference.

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An evening to support arthritis research.

Featuring an up-close and personal performance by the amazing Canadian artist, Colin James!

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Thank you for participating in Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) 2017!

Thank you to our volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and everyone who made this event possible. Missed the event? All speaker videos are now available!

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OUR LATEST RESEARCH

Measuring the risks and costs of steroid use in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus

Principal Investigator: Professor Ian N Bruce MD FRCP, Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, University of Manchester

This study is investigating how much of later occurring long term damage can be credited to steroid use in the treatment of SLE patients. The severity of this risk across all dosage levels of steroids is being measured to better understand what constitutes a “safe” steroid dose.

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Self-Management Support for Underserved Populations with Arthritis and Co-Morbidities

Principal Investigator: Diane Lacaille, Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

People with chronic diseases and arthritis use self-management support programs and services to improve their health and manage their illnesses. However, these self-management approaches do not meet the needs of people living with arthritis in underserved and vulnerable circumstances in British Columbia.

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Arthritis Wellness Program for Aboriginal People – Haida Gwaii

Principal Investigator: Diane Lacaille, Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

We are partnering with several First Nations communities served by the Old Massett Village Council, Haida Gwaii to develop and evaluate a program to improve wellness in people with arthritis. Unlike other arthritis programs, this project will involve family members and will be relevant to Aboriginal culture.

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Arthritis Wellness Program for Aboriginal People – Kwakiutl District Council

Principal Investigator: Diane Lacaille, Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

We are partnering with several First Nations communities served by the Kwakiutl District Council, Vancouver Island to develop and evaluate a program to improve wellness in people with arthritis. Unlike other arthritis programs, this project will involve family members and will be relevant to Aboriginal culture.

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The use of Case Managers for arthritis care in First Nations communities

Principal Investigator: Diane Lacaille, Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

We are partnering with First Nations communities served by the Old Massett Village Council, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia and Siksika Nation Health Services in Siksika, Alberta. Our objective is to develop and evaluate culturally responsive case manager programs designed to improve wellness in people who have arthritis and other chronic conditions.

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MEET THE TEAM

John Esdaile

John Esdaile

Scientific Director, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FCAHS

Jocelyn Cruickshank

Jocelyn Cruickshank

Board of Directors Chair

Shauneen Kellner

Shauneen Kellner

Executive Director

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