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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.

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Innovation in Action: Annual arthritis conference brings experts from around the globe to share research, improve patient care

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) meet once a year, bringing researchers from around the world together so they may share information and discuss the latest science, research, and treatments in the field of rheumatology. Innovative sessions, groundbreaking science, education that fills knowledge and practice gaps, and hands-on skills training make up some of the activities of the event.

The goals of the annual conference include:

  • Identifying developments in disease diagnosis and treatments.
  • Describing potential issues in delivery of care and sharing ideas for solutions.
  • Summarizing recent research findings.
  • Using new research data to improve the quality of patient care.
  • Encouraging research that leads to new treatment protocols.

Arthritis Consumer Experts was at the most recent event, held in October 2013, to represent people living with arthritis and to learn about the latest research findings so we could share them with you. Of particular interest to consumers were two presentations: One was about the current state of osteoarthritis treatment and ways to improve outcomes in the future. The other discussed recent advances in psoriatic arthritis research and how they could be used to effectively identify, diagnose, and treat the disease to improve patients’ quality of life and function. Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2014 – Mr. Jeff Zong: Use of Patient Decision Aids

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Mr. Jeff Zong: Rheumatologists’ Views and Perceived Barriers to Using Patient Decision Aids in Clinical Practice

Today’s interview features Mr. Jeff Zong, a Summer Medical Student at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. He did a poster presentation at the CRA Meeting titled “Rheumatologists’ Views and Perceived Barriers to Using Patient Decision Aids in Clinical Practice.” Please click here to view the poster.

Patient decision aids can support people with arthritis to make informed decisions about treatment with their doctor. Yet, little is known about rheumatologists’ views of these tools. Supervised by Drs. John Esdaile and Linda Li at the University of British Columbia and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Jeff Zong conducted an online survey with members of the Canadian Rheumatology Association to learn more about their perceived barriers to using patient decision aids in clinical practice. Of the 113 survey respondents, ten also took part in an in-depth interview. Findings showed that rheumatologists were ambivalent about using patient decision aids. Potential misconceptions regarding the evidence, function and application of these tools in arthritis care were also revealed.

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. John Esdaile: Arthritis research in Canada

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Dr. John Esdaile: Arthritis research in Canada

Today’s interview features Dr. John Esdaile, Scientific Director of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. In the interview, he talks about arthritis research in Canada and what we may expect in five year’s time. Also, he informs us how consumers can play a role in arthritis research.

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. Linda Li: PRECISION Poster Session

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Dr. Linda Li: PRECISION Poster Session

Today’s interview features Dr. Linda Li, an Associate Professor, Harold Robinson / Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases, and Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented Knowledge Translation at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. She shares with us the success of her PRECISION study and PRECISION Poster Presentation at the CRA meeting.

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. Brian Feldman: Mesauring stuff? What’s right? What’s wrong?

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Dr. Brian Feldman: Measuring stuff? What’s right? What’s wrong?

Today’s interview features Dr. Brian Feldman, the Division Head of Rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario. Dr. Feldman won the Distinguished Investigator award for twenty years of contribution to the field of rheumatology. He shares with us information from his workshop titled “Measuring Stuff: What’s Right? What’s Wrong? We Can’t Manage What We Don’t Measure.” He explains about reducing bias when it comes to understanding whether a treatment is working for a patient.

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.