JointHealth™ express   December 24, 2013

The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) holds its inaugural Conference and Research Symposium

Scientists, advocates, healthcare providers, policy makers, and arthritis community members from all over Canada recently united in Ottawa for the Arthritis Alliance of Canada’s (AAC) inaugural Conference and Research Symposium. There was no more fitting a place than the nation’s capital for the AAC to come together and advance the work of the arthritis community. They met during the city’s typically crisp and snowy November to share advances in arthritis research and to brainstorm ideas for the direction of future research and programs to improve the lives of Canadians living with arthritis.

Highlights of the event included a welcoming address by the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Health, a keynote speech by the president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a healthcare reform expert panel, four research sessions, and a gala evening featuring musical performers living with arthritis. People living with arthritis were in the spotlight throughout the three-day conference, to ensure that their needs and experiences were kept in focus.

In this issue of JointHealth™ monthly get the details of this inspiring and educational event. Plus, Cheryl Koehn, president and founder of Arthritis Consumer Experts, has a special holiday message for you.