The Arthritis Newsletter


The Arthritis Newsletter is produced quarterly by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board to keep the public informed of advances in arthritis research and to share related stories.

It is written by people like you and me to bring arthritis research to life.


     Winter 2020


30-Day Exercise Challenge for Arthritis

Senior Scientist, Dr. Linda Li, and Research Trainee, Dr. Jasmine Ma, have teamed up with the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB), to bring you a 30-day exercise challenge to help motivate and keep your joints moving this winter and beyond!

Arthritis Research Gives Hope, Trish Silvester-Lee Shares Her Story

Trish Silvester-Lee has seen the benefits of arthritis research firsthand. Diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her early thirties, Trish was facing knee replacement surgery or the probability of being in a wheelchair by the time she was 50 years of age.

Healthy Holiday Tips for People with Gout

Sharan Rai, a Research Trainee at Arthritis Research Canada and a PhD student in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – shares some advice on how to stay healthy, keep your diet on track, and get through the holiday season with ease.

Protect Your Joints this Winter with the Wonders of Water Therapy

Learn more about how you can strengthen muscles, improve mobility, and ease joint pain through water therapy! Warm water can provide soothing support, plus it’s gentle on joints and muscles.

The COVID Alert App: What Do You Need to Know?

France Gervais, President of Patients Interested in Arthritis Research (PIRA) – our Quebec-based patient group – and a social worker in rheumatology, attempts to answer some of her patients’ frequently asked questions to help people with arthritis understand how the COVID Alert app works.

A Matching Gift to Provide Twice the Arthritis Research Power!

An anonymous donor has stepped forward and offered to match donations to Arthritis Research Canada up to $10,000! When you make a gift to arthritis research you can double the impact of your support.