World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is an annual online virtual convention that runs for 47 straight hours, or the length of May 20 in every time zone around the world.
Join in on this two day, around the clock, live community event!
Cheryl Koehn, founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts, will be dropping in as a Lounge Guest during the World Arthritis Autoimmune Day
At noon ET (9 a.m. PT), Sunday May 19th, just hours after the online event kicks off, Cheryl will be stopping by for 15 minutes visit in the LIVE LOUNGE to say hello to everyone who happens to be in the Lounge at that time.
Cheryl Koehn is a 23-year RA survivor and CEO of Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and its JointHealth™ family of programs. Make sure you are there to meet Cheryl and learn a little bit more about what advocacy she has in the works!
What is JointHealth?
Cheryl developed JointHealth™ programs to empower arthritis consumers through education, helping you take control of your disease, and change your experience with arthritis. As far as Arthritis Consumer Experts, Cheryl brings the arthritis consumer’s perspective to ACE, and to decision-making processes at government, research institutions, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations across Canada and internationally.
In addition to stopping by as a Lounge Guest to ‘meet’ you all, Cheryl will have a bio in the Presentation portion of WAAD13, which will link to podcasts, educational workshops, surveys and more!
To register for WAAD13 please visit www.WAAD13.com
Earlier this week, Commander Chris Hadfield and the rest of the team of astronauts arrived back from a 5 month trip orbiting the earth. Out there, they were free of gravity’s effects. Unfortunately, that comes at a cost to the body, which is that muscles lose strength and bones thin.
And now that they are back on earth, the astronauts are feeling pretty uncomfortable. Pain and soreness from not being used to holding their heads and bodies upright for many months, for example, are part of the reason for that discomfort.
More than just an excuse to take pictures and tweet from space, the trip was a valuable research opportunity. One of which is to study the effects of gravity on the human body. So, researchers from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) have been tracking Hadfield’s blood pressure and bone density to learn more about the human aging process and osteoporosis.
The video above has Commander Hadfield explaining the purpose of collecting and storing medical samples.
Read more: Lauren Strapagiel, canada.com, May, 2013
Click here for daily updates of Hadfield’s condition.
While at the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, the ABN interviewed rheumatologists with several questions, including about the value they get from attending this conference. Here is what Dr. Kam Shojania, ARC researcher and head of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia, had to say.
To view more interviews, please click here.
To find out more about the event, why ABN was there, and our activities, please click here.
Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society and chair of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada, discusses the changing role of the pharmacist in the future of arthritis healthcare. She was interviewed by the Arthritis Broadcast Network during the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific meeting.
Would you like to watch more interviews? Please click here.
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. Any party that wishes to become government needs to consider these constituents. To help the parties understand this, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) sent a questionnaire to the candidates of the BC Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party.
Leading in with background information about the high number of people who undergo joint replacement surgeries due to arthritis, the questionnaire asked the following: Continue reading