Arthritis Research Public Forum Returns for 13th Year








Vancouver, BC – Leading research scientists will present the latest in arthritis prevention and treatment at Arthritis Research Canada’s annual Reaching Out with Arthritis Research public forum on September 29.

The event is hosted by the patient advisory board of Arthritis Research Canada – the largest clinical arthritis research centre in North America – and includes six presentations, a panel discussion and a live-webinar for those who can’t attend in-person.

“Reaching Out with Arthritis Research bridges the gap between research and the real world,” said Dr. John Esdaile, Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific director. “It’s an opportunity for the public to find out how research leads to prevention and life-changing treatments.”

This year’s presentations will cover everything from how to prevent arthritis to medication safety during pregnancy to joint replacement surgery advice to basic and cutting-edge assistive devices and activity modifications to the importance of arthritis research and more.

“We are the first organization in the world to conduct studies on the safety of arthritis medication use during pregnancy,” Dr. Esdaile said. “And this is just one example of what people can learn about at ROAR. We’re always pushing the boundaries to improve quality of life for those living with arthritis.”

Reaching Out with Arthritis Research 2018 will take place at the Ismaili Centre of Burnaby (4010 Canada Way) on September 29 from 9:30am to 12:30pm.


To register for the in-person event or the live webcast, click here: https://conta.cc/2MLl7U2  


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Reaching out with Arthritis Research is a public forum hosted by the patient advisory board of Arthritis Research Canada. Every year, top scientists and medical professionals present on various topics related to arthritis research. The event includes a panel discussion where members of the audience are encouraged to ask presenters questions.


More information about ROAR 2018: https://www.arthritisresearch.ca/roar


Register for ROAR 2018: https://conta.cc/2MLl7U2 or call 1-844-207-0400


View ROAR 2017 panel discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRWwWpG9H6c  



Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research centre in North America. Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement. Led by world-renowned rheumatologist, Dr. John Esdaile, Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific team of over 100 are creating a future where people living with arthritis are empowered to triumph over pain and disability. With centres in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, Arthritis Research Canada is leading research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, and quality of life issues.  


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:  

Heather Caulder

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Arthritis Research Canada

604.207.4010 or hcaulder@arthritisresearch.ca

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