JointHealth
français
JointHealth™ express

September 22, 2017 - JointHealth™ insight – September 2017
  • Getting “Patient Satisfaction” from Arthritis Health Care

September 20, 2017 - Reminder: Call for patient input on biosimilar infliximab (Merck) for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or plaque psoriasis? We need your valuable input

September 12, 2017 - What do the public and healthcare professionals think about the effects of running on knee joint health?
  • This online survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

September 1, 2017 - Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada: Arthritis Consumer Experts’ #ArthritisMadLibs Twitter Campaign
  • #ArthritisMadLibs is a chance to re-write the arthritis patient story during Arthritis Awareness Month – one word at a time.

August 25, 2017 - Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis (Pre-RA): perspectives of people with RA, people at risk and of rheumatologists” study
  • Join the study as a patient with RA or first-degree relative

August 23, 2017 - JointHealth™ insight – Summer 2017
  • It’s summertime: What’s hot in arthritis research?

August 21, 2017 - Sign up now! ROAR (Reaching Out with Arthritis Research) presents: Managing Arthritis and You
  • Join us at an interactive public forum hosted by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of Arthritis Research Canada

August 17, 2017 - JointHealth™ Correction
  • The 2017 JointHealth™ Arthritis Medications Report Card and Medications Guide referred incorrectly to the indications approved for etanercept (Erelzi®)

August 14, 2017 - Call for patient input on biosimilar infliximab (Merck) for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or plaque psoriasis? We need your valuable input

August 11, 2017 - Call for patient input on guselkumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
  • Do you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

August 3, 2017 - Good news for Canadians living with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Yukon, Ontario, and British Columbia have all recently added biosimilar etanercept (Brenzys®) to their formularies

August 1, 2017 - Reminder: Do you know a volunteer with arthritis who deserves recognition?
  • The Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award

July 27, 2017 - Tell BC PharmaCare: Support canakinumab therapy for children in need
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts and Cassie and Friends Society have launched a canakinumab access campaign.

July 26, 2017 - Share your ideas with Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)!
  • Take this survey to share your ideas on how to make health information easier to access.

July 21, 2017 - Worried about osteoarthritis? The Osteoarthritis (OA) Tool can help!
  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) have joined forces to develop the Osteoarthritis (OA) Tool

July 5, 2017 - JointHealth™ insight - The JointHealth™ Arthritis Medications Report Card and Medications Guide Edition, June 2017
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts’ 10th Annual Arthritis Medications Report Card and Medications Guide: The changing landscapes of reimbursement for arthritis medications in Canada

June 23, 2017 - On June 25, run for kids with arthritis and their families!
  • Join Cassie and Friends for their Scotiabank 5K & Half Marathon Team to raise money for all the kids affected by juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases in BC.

June 15, 2017 - Reminder: Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on biosimilar etanercept
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on biosimilar etanercept (Erelzi) for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

June 8, 2017 - Are you interested in health research? Let’s talk!
  • The BC Health Research Connection Project invites you to a community dialogue on health research. Registration is free.

June 1, 2017 - Do you know a volunteer with arthritis who deserves recognition?
  • The Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award

May 25, 2017 - Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on biosimilar etanercept
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on biosimilar etanercept (Erelzi) for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

May 24, 2017 - What resources do you want to see in the EQUIP-TJR toolkit?
  • Here’s your chance to take a Canada-wide survey on the patient’s views on quality indicator resources for hip and knee replacement rehabilitation.

May 18, 2017 - World Autoimmune Arthritis Day – Race is on!
  • Join the "virtual" race to increase public awareness of autoimmune arthritis

May 4, 2017 - An important arthritis read before you vote
  • The BC provincial election is on May 9, 2017 – Vote for arthritis!

April 28, 2017 - Canadian Obesity Network publishes first-ever Report Card On Access to Obesity Treatment For Adults in Canada 2017
  • A paradigm shift in the prevention and treatment of obesity.

April 26, 2017 - Cassie and Friends needs your voice for the upcoming BC 2017 Election
  • Calling on the BC Government to save and change the lives of children living with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

April 21, 2017 - “Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis (Pre-RA): perspectives of people with RA, people at risk and of rheumatologists” study
  • Join the study as a patient with RA or first-degree relative

April 20, 2017 - Free webinar - Citizen as KT agent: Keeping the government informed about research
  • KT Connects Knowledge Translation Webinar Series speaker, Cheryl Koehn, will focus on the important role citizens who are patients play in volunteering, working with, and bridging the research community and policy maker worlds.

April 13, 2017 - Do you have Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus? Join the OPAM-IA study and get active!
  • Participate in a new study that will use wearable activity trackers, paired with a new web application, and physical activity counselling to help you get more active!

April 12, 2017 - On election day, how will you vote?
  • The next general election in British Columbia is scheduled for May 9, 2017. What change would you want to see?

April 7, 2017 - Become an Arthritis Advocate
  • Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB) is recruiting for new members in British Columbia

April 3, 2017 - Health Canada approves sarilumab (Kevzara®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarilumab (Kevzara®) is now approved in Canada to treat moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis

March 29, 2017 - Attention ACE members with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis: Health Canada has issued a warning about ingredients in PureCare Herbal Cream
  • PureCare Herbal Cream, advertised as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children and babies, may pose serious health risks.

March 17, 2017 - JointHealth™ insight – March 2017
  • Arthritis in the workplace: Are employers and employees speaking the same language?

March 10, 2017 - Making it work: Employment & Arthritis
  • Arthritis Research Canada is looking for participants to join a study on preventing work loss for people with osteoarthritis.

March 7, 2017 - Reminder: Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on sarilumab
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on sarilumab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

March 3, 2017 - Patient experiences of rheumatoid arthritis models of care: An international survey
  • The goal of this survey is to understand, from the patient experience and perspective, how current “models of care” for rheumatoid arthritis compare between countries.

March 1, 2017 - Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on sarilumab
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on sarilumab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

February 26, 2017 - Facebook Live interview with Cassie & Friends kicks off ACE’s activities during Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada
  • The who, what, why, where and how of Cassie & Friends, with Executive Director Jennifer Wilson

February 20, 2017 - Arthritis Broadcast Network named one of Feedspot’s Top 40 Arthritis Blogs and Websites for People Living with Arthritis
  • Arthritis Broadcast Network (ABN) – powered by Arthritis Consumer Experts – All your arthritis news and information. All the time. Thanks to our fans, our most recent Facebook Live event reached over 23,000 people in just three days!

February 14, 2017 - Have you signed up yet?
  • Have you recently been recommended to START or SWITCH biologic medications for rheumatoid arthritis?

February 7, 2017 - Arthritis Consumer Experts Recognizes Canada’s best workplaces for employees living with arthritis
  • City of Ottawa and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network awarded for best arthritis workplaces in Canada

February 3, 2017 - Call for patient input on baricitinib for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

February 2, 2017 - Good news in British Columbia!
  • Tofacitinib (Xeljanz®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis listed by BC PharmaCare

February 1, 2017 - Want to know what Canada’s leading rheumatologists are thinking? Join us for our groundbreaking Facebook and Twitter “Live” event!
  • Canada’s arthritis consumer-patient organizations and groups to host Facebook and Twitter “Live” #CRArthritis Speaker’s Corner

January 30, 2017 - Reminder: Tell us how RA Matters to you
  • RA Matters is an international project aiming to explore what matters most to people living with RA.

January 17, 2017 - Is ‘Big Data’ a big deal for healthcare in Canada?
  • A survey to learn what people think about the use of large data sets for research purposes

January 13, 2017 - Call for patient input on biosimilar etanercept (Sandoz) for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

December 19, 2016 - JointHealth™ insight – December 2016
  • Happy Holidays from ACE!

December 8, 2016 - Concerned citizens speak out about Vancouver’s 10th Avenue Corridor Project
  • New bike lane could impact people living with arthritis and other disabilities

November 30, 2016 - Tell us how RA Matters to you
  • RA Matters is an international project aiming to explore what matters most to people living with RA.

November 24, 2016 - Have you started talking about biologic medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis with your doctor?
  • The latest online tool to help make your treatment decisions.

November 23, 2016 - Canadians recognized at 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
  • Congratulations to Dr. Carter Thorne and Dr. Claire Bombardier!

November 22, 2016 - SPINACH-project: SupPortIng seNiors And Caregivers to stay mobile at Home
  • Participants sought for short evaluation of online module with options how to stay independent at home when aging

November 18, 2016 - ACR News: New Treatment opportunities in axial spondyloarthritis
  • Good news for ACE members and subscribers who live with a form of ankylosing spondylitis.

November 17, 2016 - ACR News: A more human(ities) approach to arthritis healthcare
  • The humanities come in many forms – literature, music, art, drama – and provide us perspective on what it means to be human.

November 16, 2016 - ACR News: Advances in psoriatic arthritis treatment and care
  • Now that psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is viewed as its own disease entity and no longer as a relative of rheumatoid arthritis, trends in PsA care have started to change.

November 15, 2016 - ACR News: Exercise for Arthritis
  • Today at the ACR annual meeting, attendees at a symposium on the benefits of exercise heard presenters encourage arthritis patients to include physical activity into their treatment, something that was unheard of at a meeting like this 20 years ago.

November 14, 2016 - ACR News: Aboriginal community could provide clues in understanding arthritis for all consumers
  • ACE is sharing the latest research news from this year's American College of Rheumatology annual meeting (ACR) in Washington, DC.

November 8, 2016 - Effects of Social Networking on Chronic Disease Management in Arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Sign up for the Social Networking for Arthritis Patients (SNAP) study now.

October 31, 2016 - Take a walk with the Walk10Blocks app!
  • Do you need help meeting the basic daily exercise requirement? If you do, then Walk10Blocks is the app for you!

October 28, 2016 - Call for patient input on treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input

October 27, 2016 - ACE launches JointHealth™ Education
  • North America’s first on-line classroom designed to educate, empower and graduate today’s modern arthritis patient

October 6, 2016 - Health Canada approves biosimilar etanercept for rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • What does this mean for patients?

October 4, 2016 - New online forum to improve biosimilars education
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts today announced the launch of the Biosim•Exchange

September 30, 2016 - JointHealth™ insight – September 2016
  • Roughly one in five Canadians live with arthritis. Where is our social movement?

September 29, 2016 - Arthritis in the Workplace
  • Government of Canada issues Flexible Work Arrangements report

September 28, 2016 - Roughly 1 in 5 Canadians live with arthritis. Where is our social movement?
  • People with arthritis need to take action. Together, we need to pull our disease out of the closet and start talking about it.

September 27, 2016 - Sign up now! ROAR 2016 – Action on Arthritis: Steps to a better you
  • Join us at an interactive public forum hosted by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of Arthritis Research Canada

September 6, 2016 - Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on etanercept SEB
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on etanercept SEB for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

September 1, 2016 - Arthritis Consumer Experts is searching for Canada's Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis
  • ACE launches third annual Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis Award

August 5, 2016 - The Olympics are here – time to hang out in the Arthritis Olympic Village
  • Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics by joining us in the virtual Arthritis Olympic Village.

August 4, 2016 - Looking for champions in the Canadian arthritis community
  • Last call for Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award

July 27, 2016 - Correction to July 12’s JointHealth™ insight
  • Correction for apremilast (Otezla®) listing in the Ontario drug formulary

July 19, 2016 - Good news in Ontario!
  • Tofacitinib (Xeljanz®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis approved in Ontario

July 18, 2016 - Reminder: Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on secukinumab
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on secukinumab for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis

July 15, 2016 - Expressions of Interest: CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Research Ambassadors
  • The Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR – IMHA), is seeking applications to fill four vacancies in the CIHR – IMHA Research Ambassadors group.

July 13, 2016 - Great news for ACE’s scientific advisor, Arthritis
Research Canada
  • New Canadian Institutes of Health Research funding, awards, and promotions at Arthritis Research Canada will advance arthritis research, treatment and care

July 6, 2016 - Researchers, patients and government come together
  • The conversation on new reform from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research that impacts federal research funding continues.

June 30, 2016 - JointHealth™ insight – Medications Guide Edition, June 2016
  • State of Arthritis Medications: Some old, some new, all important

June 29, 2016 - Let your Minister of Health know that delayed research funding impacts patients
  • Canada’s health scientists are furious about a new reform from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research that impacts federal research funding

June 24, 2016 - Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on secukinumab
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on secukinumab for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis

June 15, 2016 - EULAR Press interviews Cheryl Koehn on patient satisfaction and RA treatment
  • Cheryl Koehn discusses the importance of treatment conversations between patients and healthcare professionals.

June 2, 2016 - Do you know someone who deserves an award?
  • The Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award

June 1, 2016 - JointHealth™ insight – May 2016
  • Arthritis Research Update – The ACE Report

May 10, 2016 - Employment and Arthritis: Making it Work
  • Arthritis Research Canada needs your help to evaluate an online program to help people with inflammatory arthritis at work.

May 9, 2016 - The lastest provincial listings, at your fingertips
  • Good news for people living with autoimmune arthritis in Canada!

May 3, 2016 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on canakinumab
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on canakinumab for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA)

April 21, 2016 - Reminder: Patient input on treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis needed
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.

April 15, 2016 - Explore the role of exercise on physical and brain health
  • A free workshop by Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

April 10, 2016 - Have you signed up yet?
  • Have you recently been recommended to START or SWITCH biologic medications for rheumatoid arthritis?

April 8, 2016 - Call for patient input on subsequent entry biologic etanercept for rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

April 6, 2016 - JointHealth™ Survey on BC PharmaCare policy
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) is asking for your valuable feedback on new BC PharmaCare policy.

April 5, 2016 - Arthritis Consumer Experts Releases Ninth Annual Arthritis Medications Report Card
  • Good news/bad news for Canadians living with arthritis, depending on where they live

April 1, 2016 - What are Saskatchewan candidates saying about arthritis?
  • The Saskatchewan provincial election is Monday, April 4.

March 29, 2016 - Research team develops Canada’s first measures of performance in treating inflammatory arthritis
  • Models of care to improve access to specialists, treatment methods and patient outcomes.

March 22, 2016 - Arthritis in Manitoba – Surveying Manitoba electoral candidates
  • Do you have a burning question you would like to ask?

March 18, 2016 - Arthritis in Saskatchewan – Surveying Saskatchewan electoral candidates
  • Do you have a burning question you would like to ask?

March 9, 2016 - 2016 Spondyloarthritis Patient Forum
  • Helping patients with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Register now for free!

February 26, 2016 - The Power of the Patient
  • Exploring Patient-Centered Care in Inflammatory Arthritis

February 18, 2016 - We are moving!
  • On Friday, February 19, we will be virtually unplugged until Saturday, February 20

February 9, 2016 - Better Pharmacare Coalition poll reveals British Columbians oppose changes to planned expansion to BC government's Reference Drug Plan
  • Better Pharmacare Coalition eager to work with government to get it right for patients

February 2, 2016 - ACE presents award to Simon Fraser University
  • One of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis

January 29, 2016 - Call for patient input on secukinumab (Cosentyx®) for ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Do you have ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

January 21, 2016 - Quebec’s INESSS wants to hear your comments on apremilast (Otezla®) and adalimumab (Humira®)
  • Do you have psoriatic arthritis or juvenile arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

January 20, 2016 - Last call to join Pre-RA Focus Group Study on February 9 and March 2
  • Want to take part in a focus group about preventing RA?

January 15, 2016 - Have you recently been recommended to START or SWITCH biologic medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  • The latest online tool to help make your treatment decisions.

January 13, 2016 - Knee pain? Join the MONITOR-OA study and get active!
  • Participate in a new study that will use wearable activity trackers to help you get more active!

December 23, 2015 - Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Want to take part in a focus group about preventing it?
  • Participate in the “Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis (Pre-RA): perspectives of people at risk and of rheumatologists on selected interventions” study now.

December 18, 2015 - Survey on important questions for research in Early Osteoarthritis of Hips and Knees
  • Help the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership help you

December 17, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - December 2015
  • The JointHealth™ Arthritis Medications Report Card: How does your province compare?

December 9, 2015 - Happy Holidays from ACE
  • Inspired by the arthritis community since 2000

December 2, 2015 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here's what we've been working on this Fall

November 27, 2015 - Survey on pregnancy and parenting with arthritis
  • The information obtained through this survey will be analyzed and used to develop an educational resource for pregnancy and parenting with arthritis.

November 26, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - October/ November 2015
  • Investing in employee health and wellness: 2015 Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis

November 20, 2015 - CADTH's Request for Advice on the Canadian Drug Expert Committee's recommendations for denosumab for osteoporosis
  • Would you like to provide input to inform CADTH's report and CDEC's advice?

November 13, 2015 - Arthritis Consumer Experts Recognizes Canada's Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis for 2015
  • Simon Fraser University, L'Oréal Canada and High Liner Foods lead the way for best arthritis workplace practices in Canada

November 4, 2015 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Promoting arthritis one tweet at a time

October 27, 2015 - Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on apremilast
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on apremilast for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis

October 13, 2015 - ACE "Vote for Arthritis" Survey Results
  • Where the parties stand on arthritis health issues

October 9, 2015 - Want to be a Walk10Blocks app tester?
  • Join the Walk10Blocks community to help us help you improve your brain and joint health.

October 2, 2015 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here's a few highlights during Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada.

September 17, 2015 - ROAR 2015: Osteoarthritis and You – What you can do NOW!
  • Join us at an interactive public forum hosted by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of Arthritis Research Canada.

September 14, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - September 2015
  • Building Modern Arthritis Care for Modern Arthritis Patients

September 12, 2015 - Last chance to submit nominations for the Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award!
  • Do you know someone who deserves an award?

September 9, 2015 - Do you have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have you recently been recommended to START or SWITCH biologic medications?
  • Researchers at Arthritis Research Canada would like YOU to try the latest online tool to help make your treatment decisions.

September 1, 2015 - “Suffering the Silence” during Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Please take a moment and tell me, tell your arthritis sisters and brothers, who you are. I want to know. Make millions know.

August 28, 2015 - Move More. Sit Less.
  • A survey for patients living with chronic disease.

August 8, 2015 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here's what we've been working on this summer.

August 6, 2015 - Let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice" on denosumab (Prolia®) for osteoporosis in men
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on denosumab (Prolia®) for the treatment of osteoporosis in men

July 31, 2015 - Do you know someone with arthritis who deserves to be recognized?
  • The Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award

July 28, 2015 - Solving the Fibromyalgia Mystery: Researchers need your help.
  • Seeking people living with fibromyalgia, their families, caregivers and health professionals involved with helping them to share what is most important for fibromyalgia research.

July 22, 2015 - Announcing ACE "JointHealth™ shareables"
  • Check it out, and feel free to share!

June 30, 2015 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here's what we've been working on.

June 26, 2015 - Good news in Quebec!
  • Tofacitinib (Xeljanz®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis approved in Quebec.

June 12, 2015 - The University of Saskatchewan is looking for you to participate in a research study on exercise challenges
  • Do you have arthritis and exercise? Read a story and share your thoughts.

June 6, 2015 - Team Arthritis – Raise your game!
  • Join Team Arthritis and celebrate the FIFA Women's World Cup™

June 3, 2015 - Have you recently been recommended to START or SWITCH biologic medications for rheumatoid arthritis?
  • The latest online tool to help make your treatment decisions.

May 28, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - May 2015
  • ACE is searching for Canada's Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis

May 27, 2015 - ACE launches second annual Canada's Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis program

May 15, 2015 - World Autoimmune Arthritis Day – Race is on!
  • Join the "virtual" race to increase public awareness of autoimmune arthritis

May 12, 2015 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • One of the busiest times of year in arthritis, and here's what ACE has been working on.

May 10, 2015 - Common Drug Review recommendation for tofacitinib (Xeljanz®)
  • Good news for Canadians living with rheumatoid arthritis

May 8, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - April 2015
  • Canada loses healthcare leader and arthritis patient champion

May 6, 2015 - Call for patient input on apremilast (Otezla®) for psoriatic arthritis
  • Do you have psoriatic arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

April 27, 2015 - Arthritis and Exercise Measures study: The University of Saskatchewan needs your help
  • Do you have arthritis? Participate for a chance to win a $50 pre-paid credit card

April 22, 2015 - Arthritis in Alberta – Surveying Alberta electoral candidates
  • ACE asks Alberta’s political leaders to share their plan on how to improve arthritis prevention, treatment and care.

April 8, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - March 2015
  • Annual JointHealth™ Medications Guide: A consumer's guide to arthritis medications

April 2, 2015 - Reminder: Less than 1 week left to tell us what you think
  • Online survey: Share YOUR thoughts about a new app to help you be more active

March 18, 2015 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on apremilast for plaque psoriasis
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on apremilast for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

March 10, 2015 - Online survey: Share YOUR thoughts about a new app to help you be more active
  • Your input will help create a map-based app that will customize walking and exercise for all Canadian users.

March 2, 2015 - Call for patient organization input on denosumab for osteoporosis in men
  • Do you have osteoporosis or care for someone who does? If so, we need your valuable input.

February 28, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - February 2015
  • Celebrating arthritis research

February 28, 2015 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on certolizumab pegol
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on the subcutaneous injection of certolizumab pegol for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis

February 27, 2015 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here’s what we’ve been up to in the new year!

February 25, 2015 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on tofacitinib
  • Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on tofacitinib for rheumatoid arthritis

February 24, 2015 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on
certolizumab pegol
  • Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on certolizumab pegol for
    ankylosing spondylitis

February 3, 2015 - ACE goes to Quebec City for the 2015 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting & Arthritis Health Professions Association Annual Meeting
  • Making arthritis news: Sharing the consumer perspective through the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth

January 26, 2015 - Arthritis Research Canada is seeking participants to test a new online tool
  • Have you recently been recommended to take BIOLOGIC medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

January 23, 2015 - JointHealth™ monthly - January 2015
  • New Year, New You!

January 19, 2015 - Arthritis Research Canada receives CIHR Partnership Award
  • Partnership shows how researchers, patients and the private sector can work together to benefit consumers

December 22, 2014 - A holiday message from Cheryl Koehn of Arthritis Consumer Experts
  • Dear ACE members, subscribers and on-line visitors

December 18, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - November / December 2014
  • The JointHealth™ Arthritis Medications Report Card: How Does Your Province Measure Up?

December 8, 2014 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here’s what we’ve been up to in November!

December 5, 2014 - Call for patient organization input on secukinumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
  • Do you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis or care for someone who does? If so, we need your valuable input.

November 30, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - October 2014
  • Striving for arthritis customer satisfaction

November 20, 2014 - Staying Active with Arthritis in the Digital Age
  • How can online physical activity trackers affect your arthritis care?

November 12, 2014 - Have you recently been recommended to take BIOLOGIC medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  • The latest online tool to help make your treatment decisions.

November 7, 2014 - ACE joins forces with USA-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's One & Only Campaign
  • Working together to promote safe injection practices.

November 4, 2014 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here’s what we’ve been up to in October!

October 23, 2014 - ROAR 2014: Joint Involvement – Hips-Knees-Hands-Feet
  • Join us at an interactive public forum hosted by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada.

October 8, 2014 - Online survey: Share your opinions on JOINT health with us!
  • Canadian Health Researchers want to hear from you.

October 7, 2014 - Last week to submit nominations for the Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award!
  • Do you know someone who deserves an award?

October 6, 2014 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here’s what we’ve been up to during Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada

September 30, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - September 2014
  • And the winners are…

September 25, 2014 - Arthritis Consumer Experts Recognizes Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis
  • TELUS, Agricultural Financial Services Corporation and cfactor Works recognized for best arthritis practices in the workplace.

September 22, 2014 - Revision: Call for patient organization input on apremilast (Otezla®) for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
  • Do you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis or care for someone who does? If so, we need your valuable input.

September 18, 2014 - Call for patient organization input on apremilast (Otezla®) for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
  • Do you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis or care for someone who does? If so, we need your valuable input.

September 16, 2014 - Attention: Are you a person living with osteoarthritis (OA)?
  • Here’s an opportunity to attend a free workshop on models of care for OA.

September 13, 2014 - Do you know someone who deserves an award?
  • The Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award

September 12, 2014 - Good News for Arthritis Research
  • The Government of BC donates $3 million for arthritis research.

September 11, 2014 - Call for patient organization input on certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®) for psoriatic arthritis
  • Do you have psoriatic arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

September 5, 2014 - What’s Happening This Arthritis Awareness Month?
  • September is Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada. Here’s how the arthritis community is celebrating.

September 3, 2014 - Online survey: Share your opinions on JOINT health with us!
  • A team of researchers across Canada need your input about the best way to prevent and treat osteoarthritis.

August 29, 2014 - Reminder: Less than 2 weeks left to tell us what you think
  • In under two weeks we will be closing our latest JointHealth™ Program Satisfaction and Interest survey.

August 26, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - August 2014
  • Having summer fun with arthritis

August 15, 2014 - Call for patient input on subsequent entry biologic infliximab (Remsima™ and Inflectra™) for ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and/or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Do you have ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and/or rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

August 13, 2014 - Reminder: Patient input on treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis needed
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.

August 12, 2014 - What has ACE done for you lately? Here’s what we’ve been up to this month!
  • In July’s roundup of ACE’s current projects, we highlight our campaigns in the workplace, promoting patient input, and arthritis research.

August 11, 2014 - Last week to apply for the “Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis” awards!
  • Would your company qualify as a “best workplace for employees living with arthritis”?

August 5, 2014 - Tell us what you think
  • Your valuable input helps us improve our programs, activities and communication tools.

July 31, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - June/July 2014
  • PRECISION Inflammation Elimination

July 30, 2014 - Call for patient input on IV form of certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®) for ankylosing spondylitis
  • Do you have ankylosing spondylitis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

July 29, 2014 - Call for patient input on subcutaneous tocilizumab (Actemra®) for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

July 18, 2014 - Revision: Call for patient input on tofacitinib (Xeljanz®) for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

July 17, 2014 - Call for patient input on tofacitinib (Xeljanz®) for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

July 15, 2014 - “Words and Pictures” and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Now playing at a theatre near you.

July 11, 2014 - Staying active with arthritis in the digital age
  • Tell us how you monitor your physical activity.

July 8, 2014 - Online survey: Tell us what YOU think about brain and joint health
  • Canadian Health Researchers need to hear from you.

June 26, 2014 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • In June’s issue of “What has ACE done for you lately” – a monthly roundup of what we have accomplished and what we are currently working on - we highlight our campaigns in advocacy and education, our FIFA World Cup and Canada's Best Workplaces campaigns.

June 21, 2014 - ACE Launches nationwide search for Canada’s Best Arthritis Workplaces
  • Would your company qualify as a “best workplace for employees living with arthritis”?

June 14, 2014 - Early Symptoms of Autoimmune Arthritis: A Patient-Centered Research Study
  • Participate in this study to help develop and maintain a new equation for change in rheumatology

June 12, 2014 - Goalllllll!!!!!!
  • #Goals4Arthritis – Celebrating arthritis victories during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™

June 10, 2014 - Arthritis in Ontario - A letter to Ontario electoral candidates
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts reached out to the Ontario electoral candidates in May. Find out what they had to say.

June 6, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - May 2014
  • Three women who “rock” arthritis

June 5, 2014 - Let BCPharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on golimumab intravenous
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on the intravenous form of golimumab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

May 31, 2014 - Tell us what you would like to see in an Arthritis Patient Charter
  • The Canadian Arthritis Patience Alliance is seeking your input for an Arthritis Patient Charter

May 29, 2014 - What has ACE done for you lately?
  • Here’s what we’ve been up to this month!

May 28, 2014 - St. Paul’s Hospital Howard B. Stein Award recipient announced
  • Prestigious award bestowed on a Senior Scientist from the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, ACE’s Scientific Director

May 16, 2014 - The OPEN Project – Participate today!
  • Would you like to test an online program to help people with knee pain be more physically active?

May 1, 2014 - Arthritis Consumer Experts is Looking for Canada's Best Workplace for Employees Living with Arthritis
  • Successful organizations are paying more attention to the needs of employees living with arthritis, underlining the significant role 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis have in the work force and economy.

April 29, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - April 2014
  • Private insurance and arthritis: Making it work, at work

April 16, 2014 - Have your voice heard to create “patient centred” health care
  • The Canadian Medical Association wants to hear what patients’ expectations for health care are

April 11, 2014 - Staying active with arthritis in the digital age
  • How can online physical activity trackers affect your arthritis care?

April 7, 2014 - The Arthritis Health Journal - Participate today!
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Would you like to pilot test a new online tool?

March 31, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - March 2014
  • March-ing into action

March 27, 2014 - Save the date! Otto Kamensek’s Shard’s, Bone Deep art exhibit launches on April 17
  • From April 17-May 8, the Port Moody Arts Centre will feature the clay sculptures of Otto Kamensek, a person living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

March 18, 2014 - Reminder: Patient input on treatment for psoriatic arthritis needed
  • Do you have psoriatic arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.

March 5, 2014 - Study on medical cannabis
  • The University of British Columbia and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada are conducting a research study and gathering your input on your experiences, behaviours, and attitudes towards arthritis and medical cannabis.

February 28, 2014 - Call for patient input on treatment for psoriatic arthritis
  • Do you have psoriatic arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.

February 27, 2014 - JointHealth™ monthly - February 2014
  • Innovations in Arthritis Treatment: The JointHealth™ Report Card and Arthritis Medications Guide issue

February 26, 2014 - ACE goes to Whistler, BC for the 2014 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting & Arthritis Health Professions Association Annual Meeting
  • Making arthritis news: Sharing the consumer perspective through the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth

February 20, 2014 - Do you have gout? This short survey is for you!
  • Help researchers advance the understanding and treatment of gout

February 14, 2014 - Staying active with arthritis in the digital age
  • What’s the role of online physical activity monitors in your arthritis care?

February 13, 2014 - Study on medical cannabis
  • The University of British Columbia and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada are conducting a research study and gathering your input on your experiences, behaviours, and attitudes towards arthritis and medical cannabis.

February 7, 2014 - Arthritis Olympics Challenge – Let the games begin!
  • Let’s celebrate the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics by committing to the Arthritis Olympics Challenge

February 6, 2014 - Just a few days left to let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on tocilizumab
  • You can provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about tocilizumab (Actemra®) for the treatment of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

January 30, 2014 - Health Canada approves new inflammatory arthritis medications
  • With two new medications approved by Health Canada this month, the New Year is looking promising for people who live with certain forms of inflammatory arthritis.

January 20, 2014 - Good news for Yukon residents
  • Criteria for denosumab (Prolia®) for osteoporosis and tocilizumab (Actemra®) for rheumatoid arthritis updated.

January 16, 2014 - Let BCPharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on tocilizumab
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on tocilizumab for the treatment of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA).

January 9, 2014 - Let BCPharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on golimumab
  • BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on golimumab for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

December 24, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - December 2013
  • The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) holds its inaugural Conference and Research Symposium

December 19, 2013 - Important Health Canada endorsed advisory notice on Methotrexate Sodium Injections 25mg/mL (2mL)
  • Advisory notice on Methotrexate Sodium Injections 25mg/mL

December 17, 2013 - A Christmas message from Cheryl Koehn of Arthritis Consumer Experts
  • Dear ACE and JointHealth members, subscribers and visitors

December 13, 2013 - Health Canada approves IV form of golimumab (Simponi®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • IV form of golimumab (Simponi®) is now approved in Canada to treat moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis

December 12, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - October / November 2013
  • Puzzled? Be the missing piece

December 9, 2013 - Health Canada approves adalimumab for ulcerative colitis
  • Health Canada recently approved adalimumab (Humira®) to treat adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) who are unresponsive to conventional therapy.

November 28, 2013 - Do not miss this FREE educational forum happening this Saturday!
  • ROAR: Does a Google a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

November 21, 2013 - Patients front and centre at Arthritis Alliance of Canada’s First Annual Research Conference and Symposium
  • Hundreds of patients and experts meet to shape future of arthritis research in Canada

November 13, 2013 - Does a Google a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada will be having their annual ROAR (Reaching Out with Arthritis Research) forum – a FREE and educational public forum for the community.

November 4, 2013 - Health Canada approves medication for rare form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Health Canada approves tocilizumab (Actemra®) to treat Canadian children with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

October 31, 2013 - New addition to Manitoba’s formulary
  • Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has newly been listed for coverage on Manitoba’s drug formulary.

October 26, 2013 - Good news in Quebec
  • Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis approved in Quebec.

October 24, 2013 - American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting kicks off this weekend
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts wants to help you ask your questions.

October 10, 2013 - Men needed for input on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Help other RA patients make decisions about their biologic treatments

October 3, 2013 - Stretching 101 with ankylosing spondylitis athlete Helgi Olafson
  • Helgi Olafson shares some of his favourite stretching exercises

October 2, 2013 - Good news for residents of Prince Edward Island
  • Tocilizumab (Actemra®) approved in Prince Edward Island for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis AND rheumatoid arthritis

October 1, 2013 - Reminder: Patient input on treatment for rheumatoid arthritis needed
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input

September 26, 2013 - Summary of the status of biologic medications in Canada
  • Short and sweet guideline to changes since September 2012

September 21, 2013 - Call for patient input on treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Do you have rheumatoid arthritis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

September 20, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - September 2013
  • Attention arthritis shoppers! Arthritis Consumer Experts and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada partner with Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix

September 19, 2013 - Could people with rheumatoid arthritis get active the high-tech way?
  • Here is your chance to try out some of the latest physical activity trackers.

September 13, 2013 - Paid patient input opportunity
  • Help other rheumatoid arthritis patients make decisions about their biologic treatments

September 11, 2013 - Two new channels added to Arthritis Broadcast Network
  • All your arthritis news and information. All the time. Share your story. Join the conversation now!

September 9, 2013 - Arthritis Consumer Experts and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada partner with Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada help develop arthritis awareness and screening initiative with Canada’s largest retail drug store

August 16, 2013 - Health Canada issues "dear doctor" letter about rituximab
  • Hoffman-La Roche Limited, the manufacturer of rituximab (Rituxan®), informed Health Canada about the association of the medication with an adverse event.

August 15, 2013 - Let BCPharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on adalimumab
  • Here is an opportunity for you to share your perspectives on medication decisions that affect you or someone you provide care for.

August 14, 2013 - Let BCPharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on abatacept
  • Here is an opportunity for you to share your perspectives on medication decisions that affect you or someone you provide care for.

July 30, 2013 - Reminder: Patient input on treatment for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis needed
  • Do you have polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.

July 29, 2013 - PRECISION survey
  • Last chance to tell researchers what’s important to you

July 26, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - Summer 2013
  • EULAR 2013: Putting the spotlight on RA

July 25, 2013 - Call for patient input on treatment for ulcerative colitis
  • Do you have ulcerative colitis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.

July 15, 2013 - Call for patient input on treatment for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Do you have polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.

July 11, 2013 - Take part in PRECISION
  • Help some of Canada’s top health researchers uncover what’s important to patients

July 8, 2013 - Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: It Can't Stop Me!
  • Regular physical activity can provide numerous benefits for kids with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

June 24, 2013 - More good news in Manitoba
  • Now for more good news: tocilizumab (Actemra®) for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) will also be included as of July 17

June 20, 2013 - Congratulations, Manitoba!
  • Currently Manitoba ranks in eleventh place on the JointHealth™ Report Card on provincial formulary reimbursement listings for biologic response modifiers but that is about to change.

June 18, 2013 - Less than two weeks to apply for scholarship
  • If you are a student and you live with inflammatory arthritis, you may be eligible for a UCB Canada Inc. scholarship.

June 11, 2013 - A special message from Cheryl Koehn and Arthritis Consumer Experts
  • A rehabilitation program based at the University of Alberta Hospital, which provides physical therapy and occupational therapy to people who live north of Red Deer, is slated to be shut down.

June 6, 2013 - New addition to PEI’s medication formulary
  • Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has newly been listed for coverage on Prince Edward Island’s formulary.

June 5, 2013 - Good news for Alberta residents
  • As of this month, it has become easier to get access to tocilizumab (Actemra®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Alberta.

May 30, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - May 2013
  • Women champions battling arthritis

May 28, 2013 - Deadline is fast approaching. Don’t miss out.
  • Do you live with inflammatory arthritis? Are you a student? You may be eligible for a UCB Canada Inc. scholarship.

May 23, 2013 - Reminder: Don’t forget to join in on walk for lupus research
  • The do it for LUPUS Walk for Lupus Research is taking place in just ten days.

May 13, 2013 - On election day, how will you vote?
  • Arthritis affects 1 in 5 British Columbia residents, so healthcare to treat the more than 100 different types of the disease is extremely important to the more than 600,000 British Columbians living with the disease.

May 2, 2013 - Do It for Lupus
  • Are you ready for some fun? Put on your exercising shoes and bring your supporters! The “Do It for Lupus” Walk for Lupus Research is taking place on Sunday, June 2nd.

April 27, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - April 2013
  • Working with you to improve JointHealth™

April 26, 2013 - New Addition to Team ACE
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member of the team. Anita Chan is taking over the role of Arthritis Consumer Experts’ JointHealth™ Program Coordinator.

April 23, 2013 - UCB Canada Inc. scholarship opportunities
  • The winners must demonstrate academic ambition and embrace a way of life that goes above and beyond the boundaries of living with inflammatory arthritis.

April 17, 2013 - Good news for kids in British Columbia with arthritis
  • As of this month, BC children who live with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) will be able to access tocilizumab (Actemra®) through the province’s public formulary.

April 16, 2013 - Arthritis Can Shorten Your Life
  • ROAR 2013: Don’t Let Your Arthritis Kill You - Take Action!

March 26, 2013 - Do you appreciate fine art and good company?
  • If so, you are cordially invited to attend the 2013 ARThritis Soirée.

March 25, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - March 2013
  • Transforming arthritis healthcare in Canada

March 20, 2013 - Win two tickets to the Davis Cup Men's Tennis Event (Canada vs Italy)
  • Submit your exercise and arthritis story, or tell us what gets you motivated to exercise for your arthritis.

March 18, 2013 - Do you live with rheumatoid arthritis?
  • Participate in an anonymous global survey about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to have your voice heard.

March 14, 2013 - ROAR 2013: Don’t Let Your Arthritis Kill You – Take Action!
  • Learn how arthritis can cause heart attacks, strokes and blood clots and what you can do for prevention

March 12, 2013 - Calling all sports fans with arthritis
  • Submit your story to win two tickets to the DAVIS CUP!

March 7, 2013 - Health Canada issues "dear doctor" letter about rituximab
  • Hoffman-La Roche Limited, the manufacturer of rituximab (Rituxan®), informed Health Canada about the association of the medication with an adverse event.

February 28, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - February 2013
  • Heart's content

February 26, 2013 - Getting things done in Ottawa
  • We had a busy, busy week at the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association's Annual Scientific Meeting.

February 19, 2013 - Reminder: Do you have juvenile idiopathic arthritis or care for someone who does?
  • We want your valuable input

February 13, 2013 - ACE in Ottawa
  • Late last night, we arrived in Ottawa so that we could attend the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) 13th Annual Scientific Meeting.

January 31, 2013 - JointHealth™ monthly - January 2013
  • Net worth: getting the most out of social media

January 30, 2013 - Power of Movement
  • Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 will mark the seventh anniversary for Power of Movement, Canada’s Largest Yoga Fundraiser.

January 28, 2013 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”
  • Here is an opportunity for you to share your perspectives on medication decisions that affect you or someone you provide care for.

January 25, 2013 - It's Friday...
  • Your mind is probably starting to wander toward the weekend by now.

January 16, 2013 - Reminder: Do you have juvenile idiopathic arthritis? We want your valuable input
  • If you have not yet had a chance to get involved, there is still time.

January 9, 2013 - Call for patient input
  • Do you have juvenile idiopathic arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input

January 8, 2013 - Tell us what you think
  • From your valuable input we aim to improve our programs, activities and communications tools.

December 22, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - December 2012
  • Arthritis and You

December 19, 2012 - Holiday Greetings!
  • As the year comes to a close, ACE reflects on the objectives you helped us achieve.

December 18, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - Special Edition
  • Leveling the field: Do we have fairness in Canada yet?

December 13, 2012 - Last JointHealth™ web workshop of 2012 is online today
  • The final video in ACE’s series of five joint exams is now available to be viewed from the JointHealth™ website.

December 11, 2012 - Reminder: Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? We want your valuable input
  • If you have not yet had a chance to get involved, there is still time.

December 6, 2012 - Fourth joint exam video online today
  • A fourth joint exam video is now available to be viewed from the JointHealth™ website

November 29, 2012 - New JointHealth™ workshop today
  • The third in ACE’s series of five joint exam videos is now available to be viewed from the JointHealth™ website.

November 27, 2012 - Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? We want your valuable input
  • The Common Drug Review (CDR) is currently welcoming patients and their caregivers to provide input on manufacturer’s submission for a new formulation of abatacept (Orencia®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

November 22, 2012 - Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) releases another JointHealth™ workshop today
  • The second in ACE’s series of five joint exam videos is now available to be viewed from the JointHealth™ website.

November 20, 2012 - Vancouver rheumatologist wins American award in his field
  • At last week’s American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, our very own Dr. John Esdaile is only the second Canadian to win the 2012 ACR Masters award.

November 19, 2012 - Good news for Alberta residents with vasculitis
  • This month, rituximab (Rituxan®) was added to Alberta’s formulary for the treatment of severely active Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) or Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA), which are two types of vasculitis.

November 15, 2012 - New workshop series rolls out today
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts is rolling out a new series of JointHealth™ workshops.

November 8, 2012 - Good news for kids in Alberta with arthritis
  • As of this month, Alberta children who live with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) will be able to access tocilizumab (Actemra®) through the province’s public formulary.

November 6, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - October 2012
  • SARDs: What are they?

October 25, 2012 - Getting the word out about arthritis
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts will be exhibiting at the 2012 ZoomerShow being held in Toronto, Ontario on October 27 and 28.

October 9, 2012 - WIRED CAFÉ: Arthritis Management in a Digital World
  • In this Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) sponsored “Café Scientifique” event, learn from clinicians and researchers.

October 4, 2012 - Rare Forms of Arthritis - A new JointHealth™ workshop
  • Our newest JointHealth™ workshop is an interview with Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, rheumatologist and Research Scientist with the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC), about systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs).

October 2, 2012 - One week left...
  • There's one week left to provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about rituximab (Rituxan®) for the treatment of GPA or MPA, which are forms of vasculitis.

October 1, 2012 - Update about the Upcoming Reaching Out with Arthritis Research Public Forum
  • The scientific researchers at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada will be speaking about the best ways for those with osteoarthritis to stay active for life.

September 27, 2012 - CDR recommends rituximab for vasculitis
  • This recommendation is good news for adults who live with severely active GPA or MPA, who have a severe intolerance or other contraindication to cyclophosphamide, or who have failed an adequate trial of cyclophosphamide.

September 21, 2012 - Good news: Arthritis research receives a financial boost
  • This week, a gift of $4 million was given to the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC). The Milan and Maureen Ilich Foundation which donated the money, has contributed to several health research and social services charities.

September 19, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - September 2012
  • Joint Efforts | Report Card and Medications Guide Edition

September 18, 2012 - Osteoarthritis: Resources and Tips - A new JointHealth™ workshop
  • Our newest JointHealth™ workshop is an interview with internationally respected rheumatologist and Scientific Director of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC), Dr. John Esdaile, about osteoarthritis.

September 14, 2012 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”
  • You can provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about rituximab (Rituxan®) for the treatment of GPA or MPA, which are forms of vasculitis

September 13, 2012 - Common Drug Review recommends tocilizumab
  • On July 19, 2012, the Common Drug Review (CDR) recommended that when people do not have private insurance coverage, provincial drug plans cover the cost of tocilizumab (Actemra®) for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) in children over the age of two.

September 12, 2012 - Reminder: Eight days left to register for the 2012 Joint Conference
  • The Scleroderma Society of Canada is holding its 13th annual patient conference and AGM in Vancouver on September 28 and 29.

September 6, 2012 - One week left...
  • There's one week left to left to provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about tocilizumab (Actemra®) for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

September 5, 2012 - Book recommendations and reviews, please!
  • In this first week of Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and the Arthritis Broadcast Network would like to mark the event with a special request

August 31, 2012 - Update about the upcoming Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) Public Forum
  • Good news for those who cannot attend in person: The event will be webcast live

August 24, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - Summer 2012
  • Living actively with arthritis

August 23, 2012 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”
  • You can provide feedback to British Columbia's Ministry of Health about tocilizumab (Actemra®), for the treatment of JIA

August 21, 2012 - New: Web Workshop on Children and Arthritis
  • Our newest JointHealth™ workshop interviews Dr. Lori Tucker about juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

August 16, 2012 - Arthritis - Active for Life!
  • Interactive, educational forum on October 13, 2012

August 2, 2012 - Register for the 2012 Joint Conference
  • The Scleroderma Society of Canada is holding its 13th annual patient conference and AGM in Vancouver on September 28 and 29

July 30, 2012 - Shedding Light on Canadians' Total Wait for Care
  • This summer, the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) released a new document, Shedding Light on Canadians’ Total Wait for Care: Report Card on Wait Times in Canada.

June 25, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - June 2012
  • The Pharmacist: An Important Arthritis Healthcare Team Member

June 21, 2012 - One week left for scholarship opportunity
  • The chance to apply for one of this year's UCB Canada Inc. post-secondary scholarships is closing in one week.

June 20, 2012 - NAAP Screening Exam for arthritis
  • NAAP Screening Exam for arthritis is now available online to consumers and healthcare professionals!

June 7, 2012 - Just a few more days left...
  • Just a few days left to provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about belimumab (Benlysta®)

June 4, 2012 - Deadline looming for scholarship opportunity
  • The deadline for applying for one of the UCB Canada Inc. post-secondary scholarships is coming up at the end of this month.

May 31, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - May 2012
  • May is Ankylosing Spondylitis month

May 24, 2012 - Live with lupus? Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”
  • You can provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about belimumab (Benlysta®)

May 16, 2012 - Reminder: Upcoming Event in Vancouver
  • You are invited to attend the 2012 Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Forum.

May 14, 2012 - Just a few days left to let BC PharmaCare hear "Your Voice".
  • You can provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about celecoxib (Celebrex®)

May 7, 2012 - Good news for Manitoba residents
  • Beginning on May 24, 2012 residents of Manitoba who live with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will be able to access tocilizumab (Actemra®) through the public formulary.

May 1, 2012 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”
  • You can provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about celecoxib (Celebrex®)

April 30, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - April 2012
  • Arthritis: a lifelong disease requiring a long-term plan

April 26, 2012 - Arthritis Research Centre of Canada partners with social services agency, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., to launch ground-breaking research into joint disease
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. have come together to build awareness of a $2.5 million research study that targets a mix of ethnicities.

April 24, 2012 - UCB Canada Inc. scholarship opportunities
  • UCB Canada Inc. is offering post-secondary scholarships for people who live with rheumatoid arthritis.

April 16, 2012 - Reminder: Upcoming Event in Vancouver
  • You are invited to attend the 2012 Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Forum.

April 12, 2012 - Reminder: Upcoming Event in Toronto
  • You are invited to attend the 2012 Spondyloarthritis Patient Forum.

April 10, 2012 - Discover the Arthritis Broadcast Network: A Brand New Way to Share the Arthritis Story
  • The Arthritis is cured! (if you want it) program is Canada’s National Arthritis Awareness Program and the leading source of the newest arthritis information, programs and tools.

March 30, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - March 2012
  • The survey results are in: here’s what you had to say

March 19, 2012 - Upcoming Event in Vancouver
  • You are invited to attend the 2012 Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Forum.

March 9, 2012 - Do you have vasculitis? We want your valuable input.
  • The Common Drug Review (CDR) is currently welcoming patients and their caregivers to provide input on rituximab (Rituxan®) for the treatment of vasculitis.

March 6, 2012 - Upcoming Event in Toronto
  • You are invited to attend the 2012 Spondyloarthritis Patient Forum.

February 28, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - February 2012
  • Art History and Arthritis

February 9, 2012 - Good news for those living with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • It has become easier to get access to rituximab (Rituxan®) for the treatment of moderate or severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Quebec
  • Health Canada approved tocilizumab (Actemra®) for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • For those of you, who have not yet had a chance to fill out our survey, there is still time, but the deadline is February 10, 2012.

January 31, 2012 - JointHealth™ monthly - January 2012
  • People with arthritis are “heroes”

January 24, 2012 - Reminder: Tell us what you think
  • For those of you, who have not yet had a chance to fill out our survey, there is still time, but the deadline is February 10, 2012.

January 23, 2012 - Arthritis in the news
  • The Globe and Mail writes about rheumatoid arthritis

January 16, 2012 - Tell us what you think
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) wants to do more to better help you: people living with arthritis, JointHealth™ subscribers, and volunteers.

January 4, 2012 - Reminder: Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”
  • There is one week left to submit input on zoledronic acid.

December 21, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - December 2011
  • The impact of arthritis: Today’s reality. Tomorrow’s great challenge

December 15, 2011 - Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”
  • As of today, you can provide feedback about zoledronic acid.

December 5, 2011 - What resources do you need to help manage your pain?
  • If you live with chronic or persistent pain, please take the Chronic Pain Needs Assessment Survey

November 30, 2011 - ACE Report Card Reveals Inequality of Reimbursement Access to Critical Arthritis Medications for Canadians with Arthritis
  • Earlier this week, ACE released its annual print version of the 2011 JointHealth™ Report Card with the November issue of JointHealth™ monthly.

November 28, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - November 2011
  • Report Card and Medications Chart Edition

November 8, 2011 - Reminder: Call for arthritis stories closes at midnight on November 13
  • For December, we have a special issue of JointHealth™ monthly planned . . . It will be about you or someone you know.

October 31, 2011 - The Impact of Arthritis in Canada
  • Arthritis is a host of devastating and debilitating chronic diseases affecting more than 4.6 million Canadians.

October 24, 2011 - Arthritis in the news
  • Since their release in September, ArthritisID and ArthritisID PRO have been achieving recognition as the top free medical apps at the iTunes Store.

October 19, 2011 - People with arthritis are “heroes”
  • For December, we have a special issue of JointHealth™ monthly planned . . . It will be about you or someone you know.

September 30, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - September 2011
  • September is National Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada

September 20, 2011 - The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is hosting its sixth annual Roundtable on Arthritis Research (“ROAR”).
  • The ROAR will be happening in less than two weeks. Please register now to reserve a space.

September 14, 2011 - September is National Arthritis Month and we’ve “gone mobile” to raise awareness
September 7, 2011 - National Arthritis Awareness Program
  • ArthritisID and ArthritisID PRO are the most comprehensive, free arthritis applications available to healthcare professionals and consumers on the iTunes app store today.

August 31, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - July/August 2011
  • Arthritis: A woman’s disease?

August 30, 2011 - Roundtable on Arthritis Research 2011
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is hosting its sixth annual Roundtable on Arthritis Research (“ROAR”).

August 29, 2011 - Good news for Canadians living with gout
  • Febuxostat (Uloric®), a medication used to treat hyperuricemia which is a condition that sometimes leads to gout, was added to the Alberta and Saskatchewan formularies last month.

August 18, 2011 - Good news for Canadians living with osteoporosis
  • Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia have all recently added denosumab (Prolia®) to their formularies

August 15, 2011 - Good news for Canadians living with RA
  • It has been a busy summer with several provinces and Health Canada adding tocilizumab (Actemra®) to their formularies.

July 29, 2011 - Health Canada approves new medication for lupus
  • Earlier this month Health Canada approved belimumab (Benlysta®), the first new treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus in almost 50 years

July 27, 2011 - Recruits Needed for Research Project
  • The research team of Dr. Lucie Brosseau of the University of Ottawa is searching for participants for a new research project “People Getting a Grip on Arthritis Online (PGrip2).”

July 20, 2011 - Where Have All The Good Men Gone?
  • Arthritis researchers need more than just a few good men for current studies

July 14, 2011 - Good news for Quebec residents living with hyperuricemia
  • Quebec residents now have access to a new therapy to treat hyperuricemia

June 30, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - June 2011
  • Exercise and good nutrition: essentials for a complete arthritis treatment plan

June 23, 2011 - Good news for Ontario residents
  • Effective June 8, 2011, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has approved funding of tocilizumab (Actemra®)

June 14, 2011 - New: point-of-practice arthritis exam videos
  • You can be one of the first to see these videos by visiting the NAAP’s YouTube channel

June 9, 2011 - Good news for New Brunswick residents
  • On May 30, 2011, New Brunswick added tocilizumab (Actemra®) to its Prescription Drug Program Formulary

June 6, 2011 - Expanding the conversation on arthritis with a new media partner: Zoomer Magazine
  • The Arthritis is cured! (if you want it) National Arthritis Awareness Program (NAAP) has partnered with Zoomer Magazine

June 1, 2011 - Physiotherapy: part of a complete healthcare strategy
  • Learn about the contributions physiotherapists can make to your health and wellbeing

May 31, 2011 - Lupus and Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
  • Lupus Patients are 10 Times More Likely to Suffer From a Heart Attack

May 20, 2011 - Great news for residents of PEI who live with arthritis
  • This week, the province of Prince Edward Island made considerable improvements to the PEI Pharmacare Formulary.

May 19, 2011 - Arthritis in the news
  • Eight in ten Internet users look online for health information and a recent article in the Calgary Herald shows just how true that is.

May 12, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - April/May 2011
  • Parenting with Arthritis

May 11, 2011 - Don't Ignore Your Aches and Pains
  • Osteoarthritis is a treatable disease but early detection is the key.

May 9, 2011 - Your Voice is Important
  • Were you aware that in BC you can provide input to the Ministry of Health about specific medications being reviewed, through a website called Your Voice?

April 28, 2011 - Be Aggressive About Your Health!
  • Aggressive Treatment Can Prevent Joint Damage and Reduce Pain.

April 20, 2011 - Walk to Fight Arthritis
  • On Sunday, May 15, 2011, thousands of people in 25 communities across Canada will come together to raise funds for a very important cause.

April 7, 2011 - New: Highly Qualified Consumer (HQC) Database
  • The Canadian Arthritis Network has created a database of arthritis patients, called the "Highly Qualified Consumer (HQC) Database"

April 6, 2011 - Good news for Saskatchewan residents
  • On April 1, 2011, the province of Saskatchewan added tocilizumab (Actemra®) to its provincial formulary.

March 31, 2011 - Knowledge is power!
  • And, the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada found a way to share it with you.

March 28, 2011 - Volunteers Needed
  • Volunteers are needed for a study called Early Inflammatory Arthritis Help-Seeking Experience (ERAHSE-2). Do you want to share your experience?

March 25, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - March 2011
  • Announcing Year Two of the National Arthritis Awareness Program

March 23, 2011 - Volunteers requested
  • ARC looking for help to test an online program

March 11, 2011 - RheumTube - new video series created by the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) has developed a series of educational videos called RheumTube.

March 9, 2011 - February was a good month for Quebec residents
  • There is more good news for Quebec residents living with certain inflammatory forms of arthritis

March 1, 2011 - Good news for Quebec residents
  • Denosumab (Prolia®), a new class of medication in the arsenal of osteoporosis medications, is now reimbursed by Quebec's provincial or private drug plans.

February 28, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - February 2011
  • Important things to know about "natural" treatment approaches

February 28, 2011 - New addition to BC's drug formulary
  • BC PharmaCare has just added certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®)

February 16, 2011 - Tocilizumab now listed on Quebec drug formulary
  • Effective February 1, 2011, the Conseil du médicament in Quebec listed tocilizumab (Actemra®) on the Quebec drug formulary.

February 2, 2011 - New Twitter feed available
  • Brand new Twitter feed created for "Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)" National Arthritis Awareness Program in Canada.

February 1, 2011 - BC Liberal Party leadership commitment
  • We are asking the leadership candidates of the BC Liberal Party for their commitment to BC arthritis and osteoporosis patients

February 1, 2011 - Dear BC MLA
  • We are asking the leadership candidates of the BC Liberal Party for their commitment to BC arthritis and osteoporosis patients

January 31, 2011 - JointHealth™ monthly - January 2011
  • Depression as a symptom of arthritis: treatment, coping strategies, and support

January 28, 2011 - Webinar: "Transforming Care for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions: Put People First, Expect the Best, Manage for Results"
  • On Tuesday, February 8 you can participate in a seminar and webinar

January 6, 2011 - Ninth International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vancouver 2010
  • Informative . . . Empowering . . . Promising.

January 4, 2011 - Volunteers needed in Vancouver for photo shoot
  • The photographs will be used for an online e-learning program designed to help people with inflammatory forms of arthritis stay employed.

December 16, 2010 - Updated and newly designed report card
  • The report card now ranks each province according to whether it lists nine biologic response modifiers for four of the most common types of inflammatory arthritis

December 14, 2010 - Cimzia and Simponi now covered under Ontario's Exceptional Access Program
  • Good news for those living with arthritis in Ontario

December 13, 2010 - More good news for those living with inflammatory forms of arthritis
  • BC PharmaCare has just recently announced an addition to the formulary

December 8, 2010 - Exciting news for British Columbian patients
  • As of last month, the Ministry of Health Services is accepting input from patients about specific drugs under review via a new website, called Your Voice

December 7, 2010 - Common Drug Review recommends tocilizumab
  • This recommendation is good news for Canadians living with rheumatoid arthritis

December 6, 2010 - JointHealth™ monthly - December 2010
  • Access to healthcare professionals: the JointHealth™ survey results are in

November 22, 2010 - Early Inflammatory Arthritis Help-Seeking Experience
  • Do you want to share your experience? Volunteers Needed.

November 18, 2010 - BC SPECIAL EDITION
  • Making sense of new treatment options for autoimmune diseases

November 15, 2010 - iHealth: Health Literacy in a Technical Age
  • Is Dr. Google always the best source for health information?

November 8, 2010 - New research study
  • The impact of arthritis on fathers

November 3, 2010 - JointHealth™ monthly - November 2010
  • Your health, the internet and social media

November 2, 2010 - Let's Talk About: Osteoarthritis
  • Attend the upcoming free community forum at St. Paul's Hospital.

October 29, 2010 - Letter to JointHealth™ recipients
  • Leveling The Field in Canada

October 26, 2010 - Lupus Arthritis Research Study
  • Physicians at The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada are seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with Lupus Arthritis

October 7, 2010 - New JointHealth™ web workshop
  • Our newest JointHealth™ web workshop interviews Dr. Allen Lehman of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada

October 5, 2010 - Correction to July's issue of JointHealth™ monthly
  • A small error was made in the French version of the July 2010 edition of JointHealth™ monthly

September 30, 2010 - Ankylosing Spondylitis Research Study
  • ARC looking for volunteers who have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis

September 28, 2010 - Leveling the Field in Canada:
  • Moving Toward Reimbursement Equality in Biologic Therapy for Canadians with Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 23, 2010 - September is Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada
  • Here is what the Federal Government has been doing to help raise awareness about a disease that affects 4.3 million Canadians

September 16, 2010 - Airing of last year's ROAR coming up this weekend
  • Segments of last year's Roundtable on Arthritis Research (ROAR) will be airing on Shaw TV's Community Channel this weekend.

September 13, 2010 - Reminder: The Roundtable on Arthritis Research ("ROAR") will be happening in less than two weeks.
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is hosting its fifth annual Roundtable on Arthritis Research ("ROAR").

September 8, 2010 - Golimumab (Simponi®) now covered on five provincial government drug formularies
  • As of August 2010

September 1, 2010 - Roundtable on Arthritis Research ("ROAR")
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is hosting its fifth annual Roundtable on Arthritis Research

August 10, 2010 - Updated Medications Guide and Report Card
  • Most up-to-date versions of these two valuable resources for those living with arthritis

August 3, 2010 - Government of Canada invests millions in research on physical activity
  • CIHR funds multi-year research projects on role of exercise in treatment of chronic diseases

July 20, 2010 - Life with Arthritis in Canada
  • Life with Arthritis in Canada: A Personal and Public Health Challenge

July 16, 2010 - Share how you live with Arthritis
  • Photographs of people who live with arthritis carrying out day-to-day activities

July 14, 2010 - Call to action!
  • This is a call to action for our members and subscribers with arthritis, their friends, and family

July 12, 2010 - Response to generic drugs policy from BC Government
  • Government's new policy falls short of expectations

July 5, 2010 - Volunteers Needed
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is looking to recruit volunteers to give feedback about a tool in development to help people with RA make decisions about treatment.

June 24, 2010 - Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) is now on Twitter
  • Please become a follower and tweet with us

May 28, 2010 - Fixing BC PharmaCare: Putting Patients First
  • BC is on the verge of the most significant drug policy reform in the past 15 years.

May 21, 2010 - National Arthritis Awareness Program Launches Phase Two
  • Reaching Out to Physicians

May 4, 2010 - Act now to participate in rheumatoid arthritis study
  • UBC Researchers conducting rheumatoid arthritis survey

April 29, 2010 - Reminder - ACE survey
  • The survey ends at midnight on May 15, 2010.

April 20, 2010 - Reminder - 2010 Walk to Fight Arthritis
  • Walk for yourself
  • Walk for someone you love
  • Walk to fight arthritis

April 6, 2010 - Join the fight against arthritis – 2010 Walk to Fight Arthritis
  • On Sunday, May 30, 2010* thousands of people in 17 communities across Canada will come together to raise funds for this very important cause.

March 29, 2010 - Survey on access to healthcare professionals
  • How do you feel about the quality of your experience with access to healthcare professionals?

March 11, 2010 - Updates to British Columbia’s PharmaCare Formulary
  • BC's expanded coverage comes into effect

March 8, 2010 - Global self-worth research project
  • Participate online

March 4, 2010 - 2010 Annual National Spondyloarthritis Patient Forum
  • You are invited to take part

February 1, 2010 - JointHealth™ Interactive Report Card Updated
  • New and improved Report Card

January 11, 2010 - Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
  • Ottawa tour dates

December 30, 2009 - Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
  • Ottawa tour dates

December 15, 2009 - Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
  • Right across Canada, Canadians are talking about arthritis.

November 3, 2009 - Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
  • Ambassador teams schedule for Vancouver

October 27, 2009 - Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
  • Arthritis affects nearly 4.5 million adult Canadians.

October 20, 2009 - Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
  • The arthritis community is urging Canadians not to accept “no cure” as an answer.

October 13, 2009 - Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
  • National tour begins October 20th.

September 23, 2009 - Where is Arthritis Tour
  • Saanich workshop and screening

September 21, 2009 - Where is Arthritis Tour
  • Surrey/Cloverdale workshop

September 15, 2009 - Where is Arthritis Tour
  • Abbotsford/Chilliwack workshop

September 9, 2009 - Where is Arthritis Tour
  • Kamloops screening

September 8, 2009 - Where is Arthritis Tour
  • Kelowna screening

September 8, 2009 - Roundtable on Arthritis Research ("ROAR")
  • ARC hosts fourth annual arthritis research session.

September 7, 2009 - Where is Arthritis Tour
  • Vernon workshop

September 1, 2009 - Where is Arthritis Tour
  • Prince George workshop

August 20, 2009 - Where is Arthritis - Tour
  • ACE announces launch of new website for provincial tour.

July 27, 2009 - “Do I have arthritis and what do I do about it?”
  • Three-part JointHealth™ web workshop series available!

July 15, 2009 - New JointHealth™ web workshop now available
  • "Nutrition and Osteoarthritis" with Arlaina Waisman.

July 6, 2009 - New JointHealth™ web workshop now available
  • "Physical Exercise and Osteoarthritis" with Dr. Linda Li.

June 29, 2009 - New JointHealth™ web workshop now available
  • "Early Diagnosis of Knee Osteoarthritis" with Dr. John Esdaile

May 12, 2009 - New webworkshop announcement
  • "Advocacy and arthritis" with Cheryl Koehn

May 5, 2009 - BC election 2009
  • Individual candidate responses

May 1, 2009 - BC election 2009
  • Questions to ask candidates in your riding

April 29, 2009 - BC Provincial Election 2009
  • The BC Liberals and the BC NDP respond to the questionnaire we sent at the beginning of the election campaign

April 27, 2009 - New treatment approvals
  • Health Canada approves new treatment for three forms of inflammatory arthritis

April 17, 2009 - UCB Pharma Canada scholarship opportunities
  • UCB Pharma Canada Inc. is offering post-secondary scholarships for people who live with rheumatoid arthritis.

April 14, 2009 - BC General Election
  • The upcoming provincial election will be held on May 12, 2009.

March 5, 2009 - CAN CARES-Canadian Arthritis Network's Canadian Arthritis Research Exchange Symposium
  • The Consumer Advisory Council of the Canadian Arthritis Network along with The Arthritis Society would like to invite you to attend CAN CARES on Saturday April 25, 2009 at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel.

January 29, 2009 - New JointHealth™ web workshop now available
  • A new JointHealth™ web workshop is now available live.

December 10, 2008 - JointHealth™ interactive report card
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts is pleased to present a new feature of our website: the JointHealth™ interactive report card.

December 2, 2008 - Rheumatoid Arthritis Study
  • A research study is being conducted to find the relationship between Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings in the hands of persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other methods assessing the activity of the arthritis. The study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. J.D. Adachi, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C).

November 25, 2008 - Public Members Wanted for Drug Benefit Council in British Columbia
  • The British Columbia Ministry of Health Services is seeking three members of the public to participate on the Drug Benefit Council to provide input on which medications should be reimbursed by the BC PharmaCare program.

November 20, 2008 - Your help is needed to improve the lives of people with arthritis
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB).

October 9, 2008 - Urgent - your help is needed to make arthritis an election issue
  • With the federal election fast approaching, Arthritis Consumer Experts is asking for your help. More than two weeks ago, ACE sent all five of the major parties an extensive package of information, and a questionnaire regarding arthritis issues, focusing on the federal Non-Insured Health Benefits plan.

September 25, 2008 - Make arthritis an election issue
  • It is time to take political action for people who live with arthritis. For far too long, this disease has been one that has lived in the shadows, misunderstood by the public and ignored by government. It is time for the voice of arthritis to be heard by those who are running to represent us.

September 10, 2008 - 3rd Annual Roundtable on Arthritis Research (ROAR)
  • People with arthritis, their family members, friends, and the general public are invited to the the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada's third annual Roundtable on Arthritis Research (ROAR).

September 9, 2008 - Caution for people taking anti-TNF biologic medications
  • FDA issues an alert about a possible health risk associated with the use of anti-TNF medications.

September 4, 2008 - New JointHealth™ web workshop on pregnancy is now available live at jointhealth.org
  • This web workshop will be invaluable for anyone living with arthritis who is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant.

August 14, 2008 - JointHealth™ provides new web-based workshop program
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts is pleased to offer the newest program in the JointHealth™ line up: JointHealth™ web workshops.

August 5, 2008 - ARC is conducting a study about people's experience with RA
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) need your help in conducting a study about people's experience with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

July 16, 2008 - Abatacept (Orencia®) and rituximab (Rituxan®) added to BC medication reimbursement formulary
  • Good news for people in British Columbia living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis: abatacept (Orencia®) and rituximab (Rituxan®) have been added to the provincial medication reimbursement plan. Both will be available to people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis on a case-by-case basis.

July 14, 2008 - Infliximab (Remicade®) added to Saskatchewan medication reimbursement formulary
  • Great news for people in Saskatchewan living with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis: infliximab (Remicade®) has been added to the provincial medication reimbursement plan for the treatment of these two potentially devastating forms of inflammatory arthritis.

June 20, 2008 - 2008 Annual National SPONDYLOARTHRITIS Patient Forum
  • An open invitation is presented by the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) and the Canadian Spondylitis Association (CSA) in conjunction with The Arthritis Society.

June 17, 2008 - Etanercept and adalimumab added to Alberta formulary for ankylosing spondylitis
  • Great news for people living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS): the government of Alberta today announced that etanercept (Enbrel®) and adalimumab (Humira®) will be added to the provincial medication reimbursement formulary for the treatment of AS.

June 9, 2008 - Rituximab (Rituxan®) added to Quebec medication reimbursement formulary
  • Great news for people in Quebec living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis: rituximab (Rituxan®) has been added to the provincial medication reimbursement plan. Rituximab will be available to people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis on a case-by-case basis.

May 29, 2008 - ACE holds press conference in Toronto
  • ACE and CAPA hold Toronto press conference to call upon the Ontario Government to stop discriminating against people who live with arthritis.

May 16, 2008 - Take Action to help people with arthritis in Ontario
  • In Ontario, the arthritis community faces very serious issues around medication reimbursement for several biologic response modifiers, the "gold standard" in treatment for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.

May 6, 2008 - World Lupus Day
  • May 10th has been proclaimed World Lupus Day. Officials and politicians around the world are calling for increased private and public research funding to find a cure for lupus and save lives.

April 18, 2008 - MLA Fraser speaks out on behalf of people who have arthritis
  • Yesterday, Scott Fraser—MLA for Alberni-Qualicum—made a powerful statement in the BC legislature about arthritis.

April 16, 2008 - UCB Pharma Canada Inc. offers post-secondary scholarships
  • UCB Pharma Canada Inc. is offering post-secondary scholarships for people who live with rheumatoid arthritis.

April 1, 2008 - UBC/ARC Researchers looking for volunteers
  • Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada are looking for volunteers with rheumatoid arthritis who are willing to participate in a research study.

March 12, 2008 - ACE is looking for photos
  • ACE is creating a new website;ACE is looking for photographs of our community members

March 5, 2008 - BC Government announces three biologic response modifiers added to medication reimbursement plan
  • As of March 14th, adalimumab (Humira®), etanercept (Enbrel®), and infliximab (Remicade®) will be available on a case-by-case basis

February 25, 2008 - Federal by-elections are scheduled for March 17th, 2008.
  • BC, Saskatchewan and Ontario ridings are being contested
  • ACE believes that arthritis should be an issue of importance to these candidates

February 21, 2008 - Saskatchewan announces that two drugs will be added to the provincial medication reimbursement formulary.
  • etanercept (Enbrel®) and adalimumab (Humira®) will be added to the provincial medication reimbursement formulary for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis
  • ACE held a press conference in Regina in November drawing attention to this critical issue

February 20, 2008 - Alberta provincial election
  • ACE believes arthritis should be an issue of importance to candidates running for office
  • ACE has written a letter to each candidate asking for their commitment to helping people who live with arthritis

January 31, 2008 - New research study in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Researchers from the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and the University of British Columbia are conducting a study about people's experience of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the early stage of the disease.

January 25, 2008 - ACE update on Ottawa press conference January 21, 2008
  • Early coverage of ACE's national press conference held in Ottawa on January 21, 2008

January 21, 2008 - ACE holds national press conference
  • Several members of the ACE team are in Ottawa today, holding a press conference to highlight the inequities in care faced by people with arthritis across the country
  • Our report card on biologic response modifier coverage

January 9, 2008 - Reminder-ACE feedback survey ends January 11, 2008
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts has created a short survey for you to provide feedback on how we've been doing and to provide any suggestions you may have on what you'd like to see in future JointHealth™ programming.

January 8, 2008 - Tell us your story
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) need your help. ACE and CAPA have been invited to participate on the editorial board of the next edition of "Arthritis in Canada".

December 28, 2007 - GF Strong—An Important Resource in British Columbia
  • GF Strong is a rehabilitation centre with both inpatient and outpatient programs, located in Vancouver. It provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy, educational activities, and more.

December 10, 2007 - Senate Inquiry into Arthritis
  • Alliance for a Canadian Arthritis Program (ACAP) has been actively seeking out Parliamentary Champions. This year we have focussed on getting a Senate Inquiry into arthritis underway
  • Senator Gerald Comeau, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, made a speech in the Senate to begin the Inquiry process and a number of other Senators have since made speeches in support

November 23, 2007 - REMINDER: Arthritis Treatment and Care in Canada survey finishes midnight PST on November 30th, 2007
  • Arthritis and Treatment Care in Canada Survey

November 15, 2007 - Discrimination and Arthritis
  • ACE is speaking out on behalf of people living with ankylosing spondylitis in Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan has declined to list any of the three biologic response modifiers approved by Health Canada to treat ankylosing spondylitis
  • Discrimination against people living with ankylosing spondylitis

November 5, 2007 - Arthritis Treatment and Care in Canada Survey
  • Arthritis and Treatment Care in Canada Survey

October 19, 2007 - BC Lupus Society Symposium: "A Thirty Year History - A Thirty Year Leap"
  • the BC Lupus Society is hosting an important symposium on the research into lupus
  • lupus in children and teens
  • hematology and lupus
  • research into lupus
  • fatigue and lupus

October 5, 2007 - Important medication information: Health Canada stops sale of Prexige® in the Canadian market
  • withdrawal of market authorization for Prexige®

September 24, 2007 - Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Used in Health Research: A Consumer's Guide
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts is excited to announce the launch of a new online research terms glossary
  • ree, easy-to-read glossary and acronyms guide covering a wide range of health and scientific terms.

September 19, 2007 - Cable 4 SHAW airing important programming on arthritis research in British Columbia
  • Cable 4 SHAW will be airing arthritis research presentations given at last year's "Roundtable on Arthritis Research
  • how much exercise is enough
  • Glucosamine: is it worth it?
  • impact of arthirtis on mothers
  • making it work -getting employed and staying employed

September 13, 2007 - The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada's Roundtable on Arthritis Research
  • The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is hosting its second annual Roundtable on Arthritis Research (or "ROAR"). This invaluable information session brings the latest research news out to the community
  • Research 101
  • Osteoarthritis and its effect on social activities
  • the effects of rheumatoid arthritis on spouses and couples
  • the effectiveness of rehabilitation practices
  • how pharmacsists can help with arthritis care
  • prednisone use in rheumatoid arthritis and how it affects the heart

August 17, 2007 - Read about the latest advances in osteoarthritis research in Canada
  • As a service to the Tooling Up For Early Osteoarthritis: Measuring What Matters and Pain and Fatigue in Osteoarthritis research teams, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) is pleased to provide its community members and subscribers with links to the Summer 2007 issue of OsteoArthritis & You.

July 26, 2007 - Common Drug Review recommends provincial drug plans pay for new treatment for ankylosing spondylitis-adalimumab (Humira®)
  • On June 27, 2007, the Common Drug Review (CDR) recommended that provincial drug plans pay for adalimumab (Humira®) for use in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (a form of inflammatory arthritis) for people without private insurance coverage.

June 13, 2007 - People with arthritis needed for "Patient Partners in Arthritis" program in Vancouver
  • Patient Partners in Arthritis is a group of people living with arthritis who provide demonstrations of a "hands-on" full musculoskeletal examination focusing on arthritis findings to medical students and other health care providers

May 30, 2007 - New JointHealth™ podcast now available on the ACE website
  • Rheumatologist Dr. Diane Lacaille and patient advocate Cheryl Koehn discuss the process of becoming an arthritis research scientist and to learn about Dr. Lacaille's work at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and the Canadian Arthritis Network.

May 8, 2007 - REMINDER - "Help the Canadian Arthritis Network Create A World Without Arthritis"
  • The future of arthritis research is in your hands
  • Tell the CAN what research they should focus on to change the future of arthritis.

May 3, 2007 - ACE correspondence to Ministers of Health
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts and its partner organizations, the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance and The Arthritis Society, BC and Yukon Division, have written the Ministers of Health in every province and territory of Canada urging them to cover specific medications proved effective in treating a form of inflammatory arthritis called "rheumatoid arthritis"
  • access to medications

April 25, 2007 - "Help the Canadian Arthritis Network Create A World Without Arthritis"
  • The future of arthritis research is in your hands
  • Tell the CAN what research they should focus on to change the future of arthritis.

March 27, 2007 - MONTRÉAL ARTHRITIS
  • Easing the Pain of Arthritis & Fibromyalgia

March 26, 2007 - Recruitment letter from the Consumer Advisory Council
  • The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) of the Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) is looking for a volunteer representative from the province of Manitoba

March 22, 2007 - Recruitment letter from the Consumer Advisory Council
  • The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) of the Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) is looking for a volunteer representative from the province of Nova Scotia

March 20, 2007 - New JointHealth™ podcast now available live on the website
  • hear rheumatologist Dr. Kamran Shojania and patient advocate Cheryl Koehn discuss navigating the treatment path in inflammatory arthritis.

March 15, 2007 - Recruitment notice for the Consumer Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
  • The Consumer Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is looking for three volunteer consumer advocates from the Lower Mainland to serve on our Board
  • volunteer advocates with arthritis who bring personal experience and arthritis knowledge to research decision making at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC)

March 6, 2007 - Ontario's Strategic Plan for Health: Community-Based Discussions
  • Ontario government is, right now, in the process of writing it's first-ever Strategic Plan for Health
  • be a part of the dialogue, and add your thoughts and priorities into the discussion

February 22, 2007 - Mothers with or without arthritis needed for Study
  • Dr. Catherine Backman, a researcher at the Arthritis Research Centre and the University of British Columbia, is conducting a study on Arthritis, Parenting and Household Work. The purpose of this survey is to help understand the impact of chronic arthritis on the tasks and activities done by mothers, in the care and nurturing of children and household work by comparing the experiences of mothers with and without arthritis

February 21, 2007 - New JointHealth™ podcast now available live on the website
  • hear arthritis patient advocates Gordon Whitehead and Cheryl Koehn discuss the Alliance for the Canadian Arthritis Program.

February 8, 2007 - Our registration list indicates that you registered for the JointHealth™ workshop in St. John's, NL, September 14, 2006. We are interested in knowing your thoughts about the workshop now that some time has passed.
  • JointHealth™ workshop in St. John's, NL
  • workshop feedback

January 22, 2007 - New JointHealth™ podcast now available live on the website
  • hear arthritis patient advocates Jay Fiddler and Cheryl Koehn discuss participation for people with arthritis in the area of research decision making.

January 5, 2007 - IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT ARTHRITIS RESEARCH
  • The Consumer Advisory Council of the Canadian Arthritis Network is looking for a volunteer representative from the Provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

November 29, 2006 - Health Canada approves new treatment for osteoarthritis - lumiracoxib (Prexige®)
  • Health Canada has approved lumiracoxib (Prexige®) for use in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in adults. Lumiracoxib (Prexige®) was issued its Notice of Compliance (NOC) on November 2, 2006

November 22, 2006 - Health Canada approves new treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis-Adalimumab (Humira®)
  • Health Canada has approved adalimumab (Humira®) for use in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. Adalimumab (Humira®) was issued its Notice of Compliance (NOC) on October 17, 2006.

October 23, 2006 - Ankylosing Spondylitis Research Study - Volunteers Needed
  • Rheumatologists at the Arthritis Research Centre are seeking patients with ankylosing spondylitis for a research study. The purpose of this study is to compare an experimental medication given by injection monthly with placebo (an inactive substance).

October 16, 2006 - Message to people with arthritis from the Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) Consumer Advisory Council (CAC).
  • The Consumer Advisory Council of the Canadian Arthritis Network is looking for a volunteer representative from the Province of Quebec.

October 1, 2006 - Public Forum - Arthritis Medications and You
  • Prince George Public Forum Makes Sense of Arthritis Medications
  • This information night is hosted by The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division and will talk about arthritis medications.

September 28, 2006 - New arthritis education audio podcast program available today
  • listen to leading arthritis researcher and clinician Dr. Diane Lacaille and arthritis patient advocate Cheryl Koehn discuss Arthritis and Work.

September 21, 2006 - New arthritis education audio podcast program available today
  • listen to leading researcher Dr. Linda Li and arthritis patient advocate Cheryl Koehn discuss Exercise and Arthritis.

September 20, 2006 - Arthritis Research -- Something to ROAR about!!!
  • The Consumer Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) is working with The Arthritis Society (TAS), the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD) and ARC researchers to bring arthritis research to the arthritis community at large.

September 14, 2006 - New arthritis education audio podcast program available today
  • listen to leading rheumatologist Dr. Kam Shojania and arthritis patient advocate Cheryl Koehn discuss

September 12, 2006 - Survey Reminder
  • HELP IMPLEMENT THE ALLIANCE FOR THE CANADIAN ARTHRITIS PROGRAM'S STANDARDS FOR ARTHRITIS PREVENTION AND CARE

September 7, 2006 - Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) announces the first arthritis education podcast program ever to launch in Canada.
  • JointHealth Podcast

August 21, 2006 - Call to Action - Best Medicines Coalition - working towards a National Pharmaceutical Strategy.
  • In September 2004, as part of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, First Ministers directed federal, provincial and territorial health ministers to establish a ministerial task force to develop the National Pharmaceuticals Strategy (NPS)

July 21, 2006 - Health Canada approves new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis - abatacept (Orencia®)
  • Health Canada has approved a new treatment for Canadians with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Abatacept (Orencia®) was issued its Notice of Compliance on June 29, 2006.

July 14, 2006 - New Brunswick covers etanercept (Enbrel®) and infliximab (Remicade®) for people with ankylosing spondylitis effective immediately
  • New Brunswick Minister of Health, Brad Green, recently announced that the province's drug plan will begin covering two biologic therapies for people with ankylosing spondylitis,

June 23, 2006 - Health Canada approves a new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis - rituximab (Rituxan®)
  • The approval of rituximab (Rituxan®) by Health Canada is good news for Canadians with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

June 19, 2006 - Access to information on clinical trials of Health Products in Canada
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts is pleased to provide you with information on you can help improve access to information on clinical trials of Health Products in Canada

June 16, 2006 - Emerging medication therapies to treat rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tremendous advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have occurred over the past four years with the arrival of biologic response modifiers - adalimumab (Humira®), etanercept (Enbrel®) and infliximab (Remicade®)
  • research shows that there is still a significant unmet need for new treatments
  • Two new medications to treat RA are currently under review by Health Canada - abatacept (Orencia®) and rituximab (Rituxan®)

June 1, 2006 - Arthritis 101 in Fredericton - Would you like to get involved?
  • Arthritis 101 is a series of research-based information workshops and arthritis screening clinics that will be delivered across Canada this Fall. The workshops will be hosted by the Alliance for the Canadian Arthritis Program (or "ACAP") - a group of over 20 different national and regional stakeholder groups working on behalf of Canadians with arthritis
  • New Brunswick

May 16, 2006 - Important News for people with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis in New Brunswick
  • The New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program recently added etanercept (Enbrel®) to its coverage plan for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

May 13, 2006 - OsteoArthritis & You - Winter 2006
  • OsteoArthritis & You newsletter is 'Your link to osteoarthritis research in Canada'. ACE is pleased to provide you the links to this newsletter, both in English and French. This issue features research around pain and fatigue for people living with osteoarthritis.

March 27, 2006 - ALBERTA RALLY IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CARE
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts is pleased to pass along to you this important information about public health care in Alberta.

February 8, 2006 - RELIABLE OUTSOURCING - FEBRUARY 2006
  • WANTED: Skilled persons looking for temporary contract employment

February 4, 2006 - The latest medication safety and reimbursement coverage news
  • the latest medication safety and reimbursement coverage news and ask for your help in informing our new government about arthritis.

January 24, 2006 - CAC RECRUITMENT JANUARY 2006
  • The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) of the Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) is looking for two volunteer representatives, one from Newfoundland & Labrador and one from Ontario.

November 14, 2005 - Arthritis Summit Report - November 2005
  • Summit on Standards for Arthritis Prevention and Care
  • Two hundred delegates from across the country gathered together to at this historic Summit to set standards to prevent and care for arthritis in Canada

October 17, 2005 - Breaking News on Treatment
  • Adalimumab (Humira®) now listed on the British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec government drug benefit plans