Reaching Out with Arthritis Research - Public Forum
Action on Arthritis: Steps to a better you
Listen. Learn. Ask questions. #eROAR
With rapid changes in access to health care information and health technologies, managing your chronic disease is becoming more collaborative and patient-centred. The ROAR 2016 public forum featured a group of researchers from Arthritis Research Canada who are at the forefront of these changes. They shared what the latest research, developed in collaboration with patients, is telling us about arthritis care and self-management. Updates on current research were presented in a relaxed and informative series of talks for people with arthritis and those who care for them.
Speaker Topics & Presentation Slides
You Don’t Have To Quit: Working with Inflammatory Arthritis
Dr. Diane Lacaille, Rheumatologist, Professor & Associate Head of Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Dr. Lacaille speaks about supporting people with inflammatory arthritis in dealing with employment issues, preventing work disability, and improving at-work productivity.
A Patient’s Guide to Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Claire Barber, Rheumatologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Barber outlines how to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with RA and how working with your doctor can help achieve the best outcome through earlier screening and better management of risk factors.
Jenny Leese, UBC PhD candidate and Graham MacDonald, MA, Research Assistant at Arthritis Research Canada
Jenny Leese and Graham MacDonald detail the many issues involved in the use of activity monitors for people with arthritis and for health care professionals. When activity monitors are introduced to arthritis patients and health care professionals the reactions are complex, interesting and sometimes surprising!
We would like to thank the members of our Arthritis Patient Advisory Board for their work in presenting the patient perspective, the Ismaili Council for British Columbia in providing volunteer support and the wonderful venue, and all the additional volunteers who contributed their time to make ROAR a success.
We acknowledge the financial support of The Province of British Columbia
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