JointHealth™ express   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.

Patients, researchers and healthcare providers will be discussing the latest research on quality hip and knee replacement rehabilitation, bone changes in early rheumatoid arthritis and more.

What is ROAR?

To ensure that the latest research reaches people with arthritis, members of the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (people with arthritis) are hosting ROAR (Reaching Out with Arthritis Research). ROAR is an interactive, educational forum that was developed in British Columbia ten years ago. At this event, the latest research findings are presented to people with arthritis, their family members and the public, in an easy-to-understand language.
Date: Saturday, November 22nd 2014
Time: 10:00am – 12:15pm (PST)
Location: Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 West 10th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC
Cost: In-person: $5.00
Webcast: Free

What can I expect at ROAR 2014?

This year’s presentations include:
  • Dr. Marie Westby – Hip and Knee Replacements in Canada: What does quality rehabilitation care look like?
  • Dr. Lynne Feehan - Well in Hand and Feet…Bone health and physical activity in early RA
  • Dr. Catherine Backman – Changing Shoes: The impact of arthritis on self identity and roles
  • Dr. Linda Li – Web, Apps and Wearables: Tools for joint health?
  • Marilyn Muldoon, a patient and Dr. James Dunne – A beginner’s guide to Raynaud’s
Each presentation will be followed by a short question and answer period designed to further discussion both online and in person. The event will end with a speaker’s panel where attendees are encouraged to join the dialogue and ask questions.

During the break, attendees can participate in a stretch break or enjoy Otto Kamensek’s ceramic art display. Attendees can also join the online conversation with the hashtag #eROAR.

Why should I attend?

This is a great opportunity to connect with other people with arthritis, healthcare professionals and researchers. The face-to-face meeting and live online interaction with researchers will give attendees a unique opportunity to raise personal concerns and questions with ARC researchers, while at the same time sharing the reality of living with arthritis to those who are engaged in steering and shaping the future directions of research.

To register:
Register online for the in-person registration and webcast registration. For more information, please visit