JointHealth™ express   February 1, 2017

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Canada’s arthritis consumer-patient organizations and groups to host Facebook and Twitter “Live” #CRArthritis Speaker’s Corner

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) will be in Ottawa to attend the 2017 Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Annual Scientific and Arthritis Health Professions Association Annual Meetings.

Powered by ACE and supported by representatives from the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of Arthritis Research Canada, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, Canadian Spondylitis Association, and Patient Partners, Arthritis Broadcast Network (ABN) will be interviewing keynote speakers, meeting attendees, patients living with arthritis, and disease experts. We invite you to participate in the Facebook and Twitter “Live” event. Like, share and retweet the live interviews, send us your comments or questions through Facebook and Twitter during the interviews.

Join the conversation at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Facebook page or Twitter (@ArthritisNetwrk) feed using #CRArthritis. Interviews will take place from Wednesday, February 8th until 12:00 pm, Friday, February 10th.

Discussion topics include:
  • Latest advances in the treatment and care of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and much more;
  • Highlights of this year’s meetings that would benefit patients most include presentations on exercise, the impact of hip and knee osteoarthritis on your diabetes risk, and the correlation of sex, smoking, and excess weight on arthritis; and,
  • The use of social media in relation to arthritis patient care and medical research.
Get a head start by asking questions about the state of arthritis treatment and healthcare in advance by emailing them to

If you want to take part in our annual “Living with Arthritis” picture drive to help inspire others living with the disease, please click here to share – your submission will be featured on the ABN website!