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AS it Goes – Jackpot! Winner of the Rheumy Lottery

Jackpot!

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Reflecting on how few rheumatologists there are in Canada and how many people live with arthritis, Fran counts herself among the select few—a jackpot winner, in a way—for having a rheumy.

I am one of the fortunate ones. There have been many days of late when I didn’t feel so lucky with an inflammatory disease that likes to highjack my life. But apparently I should count myself among the select few because I have a rheumatologist I am able to see for regular checkups or call on in crisis (depending what’s brewing with my ankylosing spondylitis). Continue reading

AS it Goes – The Power of a Smile

Cartoon of smiling sun wearing sunglasses.

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Canada’s reputation as a reserved populace is largely founded on our gentle demeanor, sense of courtesy and tolerance in the face of adversity. We are recognized throughout the world as a respectful and “peaceable” nation. This contrasts with our U.S. neighbours, who have a reputation as a brash, extroverted and forceful people—and not necessarily in a good way.

Despite the particular traits ascribed to each country, it is a generally held belief that Americans are friendlier than Canadians. Perhaps it’s because Canadians are more aloof? Or, maybe it’s because Americans are more relaxed and informal than their Canadians counterparts? Then again, perhaps Canadians’ accepted standards of decorum are less important to Americans. Continue reading

Intervention non pharmacologique efficace selon les lignes directrices du panel d’Ottawa

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Dr. Lucie Brosseau:Intervention non pharmacologique efficace selon les lignes directrices du panel d’Ottawa

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.

CRA Interview Series 2014 – Dr. Lucie Brosseau: Effective non-pharmacological interventions for arthritis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Dr. Lucie Brosseau: Effective non-pharmacological interventions for arthritis

Today’s second interview features Dr. Lucie Brosseau, a professor at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She shares with us some effective non-pharmacological interventions for arthritis. To learn more about the Ottawa Panel Guidelines, please follow click here.

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.

Do you have gout? This short survey is for you!

Footprint in the sand with obliterated big toe to show goutHelp researchers advance the understanding and treatment of gout.

 

The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society is conducting a brief anonymous survey. They are seeking participation from people living with gout. The survey is for research purposes only. It will only take 2-3 minutes to complete. Please be assured that any information you provide will be strictly confidential and anonymous.

Participation in this survey is voluntary. You are free to stop taking the survey at any time. The information gained from this survey will help researchers advance the understanding and treatment of gout.

If you live with gout, or know someone who does, please share this survey with them. Click here to take the survey.

Patient forum coming soon

The Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) and the Canadian Spondylitis Association (CSA) are pleased to announce an upcoming patient forum on ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Patients with AS and a family member are invited to attend this free informational event. Lectures and activities include:

  • Current concepts on the cause of AS.
  • Update on the medical treatment of AS.
  • Information non-pharmacologic treatment of AS.
  • Ask the experts.

Contact Maria Morales at mmorales@uhnresearch.ca or call 416-603-5800, or complete the registration form, which can be found below. The registration form is also available at www.sparccc.ca and www.spondylitis.ca.

2014 Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Forum