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CRA Interview Series 2014 – Dr. Nigil Haroon: Making Sense of Spondyloarthritis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Dr. Nigil Haroon: Making Sense of Spondyloarthritis

Today’s interview features Dr. Nigil Haroon, Affiliate Scientist, Division of Genetics and Development, Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. Haroon share information from his workshop “Making Sense of Spondyloarthritis.”

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). As of March 14, feature interviews are posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

CRA Interview Serie 2014 – Ms. Erin Carruthers: Venous Thromboembolism & Arthritis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Ms. Erin Carruthers: Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in individuals with Dermatomyositis and Polymyositits

Today’s interview features Ms. Erin Carruthers, Research Assistant at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. She did a poster presentation at the CRA Meeting titled “Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Individuals with Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis.”

Studies have shown that people with inflammatory forms of arthritis may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular complications, such as heart attacks and strokes, than the general population. However, very little research has been done on the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis (blood clots in the legs) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs). Using administrative data from the province of British Columbia, this study evaluated this risk in a cohort of people with polymyositis and dermatomyositis. After adjusting for relevant confounders, the risk of VTE was found to be 8.4 times higher in people with dermatomyositis and 7.0 times higher in people with polymyositis, than in the general population. These findings call for increased vigilance in monitoring VTE, a potentially fatal complication in people with these conditions.

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). As of March 14, feature interviews are posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) at the 2014 CADTH Symposium

Snow over QuebecCheryl Koehn, President of Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE), spoke in today’s session at the 2014 CADTH Symposium held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gaitneu, Quebec. The 2014 CADTH Symposium is the tenth pan-Canadian forum organized by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health for producers and users of evidenced-based information on drugs and other health technologies in Canada. This year’s Symposium is titled The Realities of Health Care Decision-Making: Evidence, Values, and Collaboration and comprises of 3 plenary sessions, 22 panel discussions, 9 oral sessions, 13 workshops and more than 40 scientific posters – all helping to enhance decision-making, reduce uncertainty, improve health outcomes and increase the value and sustainability of health care in Canada and around the world.

ACE is proud to be a part of the Symposium. Cheryl was one of the panellists today at “Session D2 – Panel Discussion: Health Technology Assessment of Biosimiliars (Subsequent Entry Biologics): A Canadian Perspective.” She spoke alongside the following panellists: Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2014 – Ms. Manon Roberge on her Ankylosing Spondylitis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Ms. Manon Roberge on her Ankylosing Spondylitis

Today’s interview features Ms. Manon Roberge, the representative of the Canadian Spondylitis Association who has been conducting French interviews at the meetings. Ms. Roberge shares with us her journey with ankylosing spondylitis.

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). As of March 14, feature interviews are posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

The Arthritis Health Journal – Participate Today!

Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Would you like to pilot test a new online tool?

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The Arthritis Health Journal is an online tool that helps people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) keep a record of their medical information, track their symptoms, monitor their disease activity, and develop an action plan with their rheumatologist to manage their RA. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, this is a great opportunity for you to help pilot test this innovative online tool that can potentially be life changing for someone living with arthritis.

You are eligible to participate if you: Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2014 – Ms. Evelyn Kwok: Arthritis and Subglottic Stenosis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Ms. Evelyn Kwok: Rheumatological Causes of Subglottic Stenosis

Today’s interview features Ms. Evelyn Kwok, a second-year medical resident at the University of Alberta. She did a poster presentation at the CRA Meeting titled “Rheumatological Causes of Subglottic Stenosis.”

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.