JointHealth™ express   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.

The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) is offering you an opportunity to participate in its upcoming Osteoarthritis Models of Care (OA MOC) workshop, as part of the AACs 2nd Annual Conference and Research Symposium. The two-hour, OA MOC workshop will take place in Toronto at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Saturday, November 1st, 10:30-am-12:30 pm. Space is limited and registrations will be taken on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, and there are currently more than 4.4 million people living with OA in Canada. Within a generation (in 30 years), more than 10 million (or one in four) Canadians are expected to have OA.

What is a Model of Care?

Using research-based practice and a defined set of standards followed by evaluation of the process, a model of care outlines the way a particular type of healthcare service is delivered to a patient population.

The workshop will feature presentations in three key elements of an OA Model of Care:
  • Awareness and Identification
  • Early OA management
  • Primary Care and Medical Management
Following the presentations, participants are encouraged to discuss and assess the completeness of the models presented, in particular, from the perspective of a person living with arthritis.

Participants are encouraged to attend other areas of the conference program; the full program is available on the registration page for your information. There are no registration fees; however, participants are responsible for their own travel costs. All workshop participants must register here.