ACE goes to Quebec City for the 2015 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting & Arthritis Health Professions Association Annual Meeting
Making arthritis news: Sharing the consumer perspective through the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth
Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) will be in Quebec City to attend the 2015 CRA Annual Scientific Meeting & AHPA Annual Meeting. The meetings, between Wednesday, February 4 and Saturday, February 7, bring rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from all over Canada together to learn about and share the latest advances in arthritis research and care. The meeting also occurs during one of the world’s largest winter carnivals – the Quebec Winter Carnival. Continue reading
Arthritis Research Canada is seeking participants to test a new online tool
Have you recently been recommended to take BIOLOGIC medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Arthritis Research Canada is looking for people with rheumatoid arthritis to test a new online tool that helps to make decisions about using biologic medications.
If you have been recommended to consider using a biologic by your doctor but have not started yet, Arthritis Research Canada invites you to participate in their study.
You may be eligible if you: Continue reading
Arthritis Research Canada and its Scientific Director, Dr. John Esdaile, have received the 2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnership Award for developing, in collaboration with Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, an innovative screening program to help Canadians better prevent and manage arthritis.
To learn about this partnership, please visit the associated links below:
CIHR’s news release
Ministerial Announcement – Health Minister Rona Ambrose Launches Innovative Arthritis Screening Program at Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart
A recent journal published in Arthritis & Rheumatology by the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School shows that acute gout attacks occur two times more often during the night and early morning than during the day. The increased risk was seen even among patients with low purine intake in the 24 hours prior to an attack. Purines are specific chemical compounds found in some foods and are broken down into uric acids. A diet rich in purines from certain sources of food can raise uric acid levels in the body, sometimes leading to the onset of gout.
In an interview with HealthDay, study author Dr. Hyon Choi said: “It is speculated that lower body temperature, nighttime dehydration, or a nocturnal dip of cortisol levels may contribute to the risk of gout attacks at night. Despite the possibility of a nighttime link to gout, no study prior to our current investigation has looked at the association between gout attack risk and the time of day.” Continue reading
What has ACE done for you lately? Here’s what we’ve been up to in November!
In this issue of “What has ACE done for you lately” – a monthly roundup of what we have accomplished and what we are currently working on – we highlight our campaigns in the workplace, healthcare, arthritis community and research.
ACE at the American College of Rheumatology Meeting
Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) attended the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting in Boston in November. ACE networked with rheumatologists, researchers, healthcare professionals, patient organization and patients living with arthritis to understand the future of arthritis treatment and the promises they may hold for people living with the disease. Continue reading