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ROAR (Reaching Out with Arthritis Research) presents: Managing Arthritis and You

eROAR 2017: Managing Arthritis and You BannerWhat is ROAR?

With rapid changes in access to health care information and health technologies, managing your chronic disease is becoming more collaborative and patient-centred. The ROAR public forum features a group of researchers from Arthritis Research Canada who are at the forefront of these changes. They will share what the latest research, developed in collaboration with patients, is telling us about arthritis care and self-management. Updates on current research will be presented in a relaxed and informative series of talks for people with arthritis and those who care for them. Bring your questions, as this is an interactive forum.

When? Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 9:30am-12:30pm (PDT)

Where? Live online webcast or in-person at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, Alice MacKay Room, 350 West Georgia St, V6B 6B1

Cost: Live webcast: Free | In-person: $5.00

Register: Click here for the online registration form or call 604-207-0400 and toll free 1-855-207-0400

Speakers and Topics

Dr. Paul Fortin, Research Scientist of Epidemiology, MD, MPH. Professor, Centre de Recherche, Université LavalManaging Lupus and You – Navigate Your Journey With “My Lupus Guide”


Cheryl Koehn, Founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE)

What’s a Brain Like You Doing in a Joint Like This?


Dr. Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

Fitbit/FitViz update – Stepping Out or Stepping Aside: Activity Trackers and Arthritis


Dr. Diane Lacaille, Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatoloy, MD, MHSc, FRCPC. Professor & Associate Head of Academic Affairs, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Good News About Lifespan for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis


Clayon Hamilton, BSc, MSc, PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Patient Partners Step up to the Research Plate …How do we Score?


Kelly English, Arthritis Patient Advisory Board member

Wearing Many Hats …A Patient’s Experience



What can I expect at ROAR?

Each presentation will be followed by a short Question and Answer period designed to further discussion both online and in person. To end the event, a Speakers Panel will provide an opportunity for attendees to join the dialogue and ask questions.

Attendees can also join the online conversation with the hashtag #eROAR.

Who should attend?

People with arthritis, health care professionals, researchers and the general public will all benefit from this discussion.