JointHealth™ express   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

What is ROAR?
With rapid changes in access to health care information and health technologies, managing your chronic disease is becoming more collaborative and patient-centred. The ROAR public forum features a group of researchers from Arthritis Research Canada who are at the forefront of these changes. They will share what the latest research, developed in collaboration with patients, is telling us about arthritis care and self-management. Updates on current research will be presented in a relaxed and informative series of talks for people with arthritis and those who care for them. Bring your questions, as this is an interactive forum.

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (PDT)
Ismaili Centre
4010 Canada Way,
Burnaby, BC
Cost: In-person: $5.00
Webcast: Free (Live webcast starts at 9:30am)
Refreshments will be provided for those attending the in-person event.

Who are the speakers at ROAR 2016?
Dr. Claire Barber – How to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with RA
Dr. Hyon Choi and Sharan Rai – Diet Dos and Don’ts, lifestyle changes and medication options in gout
Dr. Diane Lacaille – Supporting people with inflammatory arthritis in the work environment
Dr. Linda Li – Empowering patients with education, knowledge and physical activity
Jenny Leese and Graham MacDonald – The use of activity monitors for people with arthritis and for health care professionals.
Dr. Catherine Backman – Mindfulness activities, health, and well-being for disease self-management

Each presentation will be followed by a short Question and Answer period designed to further discussion both online and in person. 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 by phone at 604-207-0400, toll free 1-844-207-0400 or online. For more information, please visit