JointHealth™ express   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. The event, which begins today, brings rheumatologists from all over Canada together to learn about and share the latest advances in arthritis research and care.

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE), along with CAC (Consumer Advisory Council), and CAPA (Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance), and the Consumer Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada will be there to share the arthritis consumer perspective. You can keep up-to-date on our activities by following us on Facebook or join the conversation on Twitter using #CRAASM2013.

While there, ACE and Arthritis Broadcast Network representatives will be interviewing rheumatologists (doctors who specialize in treating arthritis) about their views on the state of arthritis in Canada. The issues we will be talking to the doctors about will include:

  • Given the expanding role pharmacists are playing, how that will affect the future of arthritis healthcare
  • The unique challenges facing women since they are two-thirds more likely to develop arthritis than men
Do you have any questions? What would you like to know from a rheumatologist regarding the state of arthritis healthcare in Canada? Send your questions in French or English to and we’ll include them in the interviews.

Want to provide feedback in another way? Please fill out our JointHealth™ survey. This is your last chance since it will close at midnight on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

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