The Canadian Spondylitis Association will be hosting a Spondyloarthritis Information Session tomorrow in Halifax!
You can join in-person in Halifax or on the live stream tomorrow morning from the comfort of your home from anywhere!
If you are attending in person, the event will take place in the BMO Community Room on the second floor of the Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Road. Registration starts at 9:15 am.
The live stream of the event will start at approximately 9:30 am AST/8:30 am EST/5:30 am PST. To join online, click the following link: http://www.spondylitis.ca/the-latest/live-event/
In case you are unable to access the link above, please try: https://livestream.com/45north/events/8157608
To ensure a smooth live streaming experience, make sure you have a strong internet connection or cellular network if you are participating from your mobile devices. To ask questions during the event, email email@example.com
Please ensure your volume is adjusted appropriately to hear the broadcast.
Want to know what Canada’s leading rheumatologists are thinking? Join us for our #CRArthritis Facebook and Twitter Live event!
Arthritis Consumer Experts hosts the #CRArthritis Facebook and Twitter Live event
Powered by ACE and supported by representatives from the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of Arthritis Research Canada and the Canadian Spondylitis Association, Arthritis Broadcast Network (ABN) will be interviewing keynote speakers, meeting attendees, patients living with arthritis, and disease experts. We invite you to participate in the Facebook and Twitter Live event. Like, share and retweet the live interviews, send us your comments or questions through Facebook and Twitter during the interviews.
Join the conversation at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Facebook page or Twitter (@ArthritisNetwrk) feed using #CRArthritis. Interviews will take place from Wednesday, February 21st until Friday, February 23rd.
Discussion topics include:
- Latest advances in the treatment and care of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and much more;
- Personalized medicine and arthritis;
- Discussions with leading physiotherapists and occupational therapists;
- Use of social media in arthritis patient care and medical research;
- Getting to know your arthritis consumer-patient community;
- And much more!
Email your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or ask them “live” during the event – we look forward to your participation!
May is ankylosing spondylitis month and to celebrate, we would like to share this question and answer session Arthritis Consumer Experts did with Michael Mallinson, President of the Canadian Spondylitis Association.
Q: Hi, Michael. Can you tell us about your organization?
A: The Canadian Spondylitis Association is a nonprofit national patient association formed in April 2006 to support and to advocate for those suffering from ankylosing spondylitis and associated spondyloarthritis diseases including psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis and reactive arthritis. Our goal is to be the leader in Canada providing support, education and advocacy for the spondyloarthritis patient community
Q: What are some misconceptions about ankylosing spondylitis?
A: Most people are unaware that AS strikes young people. The typical age of onset is between 17 and 35. Although people are aware that arthritis is a women’s disease, they are surprised when they found out AS has a significantly higher prevalence among men.