Category Archives: Events

2017 Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting

Highlights from 2017 Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting

Close to 200 patients, FDA staff, industry leaders, members of the media and academic personnel listened or participated in the groundbreaking Osteoarthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting on March 8. The meeting was a forum for OA patients to share their experiences with the disease and talk about the signs and symptoms that matter most to them.
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Osteoarthritis Drug Development Meeting

Arthritis Foundation to Host Meeting for Osteoarthritis Patients to Share their Stories with the FDA

Last year, the Arthritis Foundation cosponsored the Accelerating Osteoarthritis (OA) Clinical Trials Workshop with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The focus of the workshop aimed at identifying ways to get new diagnostics & treatments to clinics faster for the arthritis community. Important key takeaways from the workshop included a focus on patients – how they need to be more involved in the scientific discovery process and that scientists should consider their needs and wants in designing clinical trials.
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Conference of Champions Day 1

Arthritis Foundation Celebrates 2016 Victories and Prepares for an Even Bigger Impact in 2017

The Arthritis Foundation’s 2016 Conference of Champions kicked off today in Denver, Colorado, where more than 400 Arthritis Foundation volunteers, experts, leaders and influencers came together to celebrate the successes of 2016 and discuss how to build upon those achievements in 2017.
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Jingle Bell Run Team Captain Incentive

Arthritis Foundation and UglyChristmasSweater.com Partner to Challenge Jingle Bell Run Team Captains!

Jingle Bell Run Team Captain ScarfFew things make the holidays brighter than giving back,  jingle bells and festive — or dare we say, even ugly — holiday attire. This year, Jingle Bell Run team captains can enjoy all three at their local Jingle Bell Runs! Team captains, if you recruit at least seven team members — that’s yourself plus six members — by November 1, you will receive a limited edition Jingle Bell Run team captain scarf, donated by our friends UglyChristmasSweater.com, to wear on race day and throughout the holidays.

2016 marks the second year the Arthritis Foundation and UglyChristmasSweater.com, one of the top sellers of silly and unique holiday sweaters and apparel, have partnered to provide a limited edition prize for our top team captains. Because Jingle Bell Run participants are known for their holiday flair and costumes, it’s only natural that the Arthritis Foundation and UglyChristmasSweater.com team up to boost the holiday spirit — and the spirit of competition! While everyone can shop UglyChristmasSweater.com’s huge selection of light up sweaters, festive leggings, funny beanies and more, only team captains with seven or more team members will get to jingle with the exclusive scarf at this year’s Jingle Bell Run!

Don’t delay because quantities of the special edition scarf are limited. The deadline to recruit team members for your Jingle Bell Run team to be eligible for a scarf is midnight PST on November 1, 2016. Scarves will be mailed to qualifying Team Captains who recruit seven total team members while supplies last.

Thanks to UglyChristmasSweater.com for supporting Jingle Bell Run

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Living Your Yes with Rheumatoid Arthritis Events

Living Your Yes With RA – Join us for a Personalized Goal Setting Event

If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, you understand the difficulties it brings – joint pain, swelling, stiffness, fatigue. It can be hard to not let it affect your life. We want to help you change that so you can start saying Yes more than No. You shouldn’t have to struggle, that’s why we created Living Your Yes With RA – a personalized goal-setting event for people with RA. These events will equip you with tools so you can start expecting more from your treatment, like low-disease activity and remission. It’s possible, and we will help.
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California Coast Classic Arthritis Bike Ride

8 Days, 525 Miles – Biking the California Coast For a Cure!

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Arthritis Foundation’s 16th Annual California Coast Classic Bike Tour will take off from Pier 39 on the beautiful bay of San Francisco. Over 250 riders will embark on an 8-day tour down the coast of California’s famous Highway 1, stopping along the way in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Cambria, Oceano, Buellton, Ventura and concluding on October 1 in Pacific Palisades of Los Angeles.
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Healing Hands for Arthritis Halo Award

Healing Hands For Arthritis® Wins Halo Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation were named winners of a Gold Cause Marketing Halo Award today at the 14th Annual Cause Marketing Forum in Chicago. The award recognized the annual Healing Hands for Arthritis® event, an one-day fundraising and awareness campaign that takes place at Massage Envy locations across the country. The money raised through Healing Hands for Arthritis® goes to fueling our mission to help people with arthritis live better now, and ultimately, to conquer this disease.
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Arthritis Introspective National Gathering

Highlights from the 9th Annual Arthritis Introspective & Arthritis Foundation National Gathering

What a weekend! On Friday, May 20th, our arthritis community members from across the country gathered together for a national gathering in Nashville for a weekend of learning, growth, empowerment and community. With a theme of “Grow Together” this year’s event was particularly special. Arthritis Introspective has recently become part of the Arthritis Foundation family, bringing a robust and broad network of local community groups into the Arthritis Foundation’s suite of help and support resources.
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Arthritis Foundation Knowles Lecture

Highlights of the 50th Annual Knowles Lecture

Earlier this month, the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Arthritis Foundation, Northern California office held the 50th Annual Knowles Lecture at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

The Knowles Lecture was established with a leadership gift from Harold W. Knowles to the Arthritis Foundation’s Northern California office in 1966. For 50 years, internationally renowned scientific and clinical leaders from universities and medical centers have addressed leading issues in the care and treatment of arthritis and related diseases.
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CARRA Conference Arthritis Foundation

Groups Collaborate to Improve Future for Children Living with Arthritis

For the next five days, more than 430 people who aim to improve the lives of children with arthritis — including physicians, nurses, parents, patients, and representatives from advocacy organizations — will gather in Toronto for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance’s (CARRA) annual meeting, marking the largest gathering in the meeting’s 12-year history. Their common goal? To advance research projects that will uncover the answers to specific questions about rheumatic diseases in children.
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