The latest online tool to help make your treatment decisions.
We are looking for people to participate in a study to determine the usefulness of a web-based program designed to aid people with rheumatoid arthritis in making decisions to start or switch biologics.
If you have started discussing STARTING OR SWITCHING BIOLOGICS with your doctor, we invite you to participate in this study.
You may be eligible if you:
Have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
See a rheumatologist
Have started discussing switching or starting biologic medication with your doctor
Have a valid email and internet access
This study can be completed from home or anywhere with internet access. Any information you provide will be completely confidential. An honorarium will be provided for your time.
If you would like more information, please contact Jasmina Geldman, Research Coordinator by phone at 604-207-4007, toll free 1-877-871-4575, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit our UBC Study Website for more information.
Do you need help meeting the basic daily exercise requirement? If you do, then Walk10Blocks is the app
We all know walking is good for your health. Research shows that even walking 10 city blocks a day, equivalent to about 2,000 – 3,000 steps or 1 km, can help delay dementia and may help improve cardiovascular and joint health over time.
Arthritis Consumer Experts has partnered with Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP) and Alzheimer’s Society of BC to develop an easy-to-use iPhone app to help people become more physically active through walking called “Walk10Blocks.” This innovative project is supported by ICON (Improving Cognitive & Joint Health Network), a 3-year knowledge translation network research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. To learn more about the project, please click here.
Arthritis Consumer Experts is looking for people to join the “Walk10Blocks” community. To start walking, all you need is an iPhone 5s or 6 and five minutes of your time every other day to answer brief survey questions about your experience using the app.
To download the “Walk10Blocks” app, please click here.
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.
What does one do after the Olympics? That is the question of the day for the Arthritis Olympic Village. For Bulgarian fencer Hristo Etropolski, it’s about establishing your own fencing club and participating in meaningful fundraiser galas such as the ARThritis Soirée.
The ARThritis Soirée is an annual fundraising gala to attract Vancouver’s most prominent business and community leaders, philanthropists, doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, and donors through an appreciation of art and a desire to support arthritis research. Continue reading →
New Canadian Institutes of Health Research funding, awards, and promotions at Arthritis Research Canada will advance arthritis research, treatment and care
ACE’s scientific advisor, Arthritis Research Canada (ARC), has been awarded two Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge to Action grants. Here are the names of the award recipients and a brief explanation of their research projects:
Dr. Deborah Marshall’s research, entitled “Building Partnerships to Improve Care of Early Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: Co-developing a Risk Management Tool” aims to develop a tool to help family physicians to motivate people with early osteoarthritis of the knee to institute life-style changes at a time when they can make a difference to the progress of the disease.
Dr. Paul Fortin’s research, entitled “Dissemination of the Lupus Interactive Navigator (LIN) – Measuring its Uptake and Impact on Global Health and Self-Care” will be devoted to developing an online tool to facilitate and support engagement, coping and self-management in people with lupus.
The following researchers at ARC have each been awarded a prestigious award from the science community: Continue reading →