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The NIH has awarded $6 million to arthritis research

AMP Program Word CloudThe National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded 11 grants (a total of $6 million) to members of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus (AMP RA/Lupus) Network. The alliance includes various private and public research groups across the United States who are committed to advance research on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus drugs.

AMP RA/Lupus hope to identify and test biologic agents for RA and lupus treatment. Researchers believe that the disease similarities for RA and lupus will allow them to study both diseases at the same time.

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World Arthritis Day: Vision 2043 Winners and Runner Ups

On Sunday, World Arthritis Day announced the winners and runner ups for their Vision 2043 competition. Below are the submissions for the winners and runner ups! Thank you to our friends in the community for sharing this campaign with friends and family and making World Arthritis Day a great success. Continue the conversation online with the hashtag #WorldArthritisDay.

Global Winner – By: Pavlina Pejkovska, Macedonia

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World Arthritis Day is this Sunday!

World Arthritis DayWorld Arthritis Day (WAD) is celebrated on 12 October every year and provides a chance for people and organisations from around the world to join together and raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). The World Arthritis Day website is supported and managed by EULAR, the European League Against Rheumatism.

The aims of World Arthritis Day are:

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Last week to submit nominations for the Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award!

Award TrophyDo you know someone who deserves an award?

Do you know a person with arthritis who has, or is, providing leadership in the community and deserves recognition for their valuable volunteer work? Help us celebrate their contributions by nominating them for the Qualman-Davies Arthritis Consumer Community Leadership Award. This Friday (October 10) is the last day to submit nominations.

To submit a nomination, please follow the four steps listed below.

  1. Obtain the prospective nominee’s consent to be nominated prior to submitting this form.
  2. Click here for the nomination form. If you create a separate nomination document, please use the headings provided on the Nomination Form PDF for ease of review by the award adjudication committee.
  3. Provide the completed nomination form to the nominee for their review for accuracy and obtain their signature on the document.
  4. Submit the form to

The award will be bestowed in person at the Arthritis Alliance of Canada’s Annual Conference Gala on October 31, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.

What has ACE done for you lately?

September Flip CalendarHere’s what we’ve been up to during Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada 

What has ACE done for you lately? Here’s what we’ve been up to during Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada 

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, and research.

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A letter to the editor on arthritis prevention

Arthritis Consumer Experts wrote a letter to the editor to The Province on arthritis prevention in response to Paul Luke’s “Over 65 and going strong: Baby Boomers are reinventing old age.” The letter was published in the newspaper on September 30. Please share the letter with your friends and network to promote awareness for arthritis.

ACE's letter on Arthritis PreventionTake proper precautions now for arthritis prevention later

Paul Luke’s article, Baby Boomers are reinventing old age, neatly coincides with national arthritis awareness month in September, which is a reminder that possibly the biggest challenge facing British Columbians as the senior populations soars over the next 20 years will be the growing rate of arthritis.

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