JointHealth™ express   December 12, 2013

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and the Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium (CRRC) have partnered to create a video, brochure and social media outreach program to help people with arthritis become more informed about clinical trials and to connect with the community. The program is called “Puzzled? Be the missing piece” and features the following:
  • A discussion between Cheryl Koehn, the Founder and President of ACE, and Dr. Ed Keystone, the Chairman of the CRRC.
  • A detailed brochure on clinical trials that can be found in CRRC member offices.
  • A social media platform committed to community and shared arthritis trials experiences.
  • A new Arthritis Broadcast Network channel devoted to the latest news and information about ground breaking arthritis research.
Find out how this partnership will benefit you and all Canadians in this issue of JointHealth™ monthly that features:
  • A look at the value of clinical trials in Canada.
  • An interview with Dawn Richards, a person living with rheumatoid arthritis who would say “yes” to clinical trials.
  • An interview with Linda Bennett, the Executive Director at the CRRC who discusses clinical trials from a researcher’s point-of-view.
  • Information about clinical trials.
  • Answers to your questions on whether to participate in a clinical trial.
  • A list of questions you can ask your doctor before you sign up for a clinical trial.
Help the ACE-CRRC partnership’s goal of providing information about clinical trials and their benefit to Canadians and of linking people living with arthritis to the broader research community—share this JointHealth™ monthly with your network.

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