The 2015 Arthritis Industry Forum (AIF) was held Oct. 7-8 in Washington, DC, convening stakeholders from the pharmaceutical, biotech and academic fields – along with federal agency and Capitol Hill staff – to discuss vital policy issues around arthritis. Presentations ranged from fascinating discussion about the future of identifying biomarkers on individualized treatment regimens to a profoundly moving photography collection depicting people with disabilities boldly expressing their beauty and strength.
Arthritis Foundation CEO Ann Palmer spoke about the organization’s continued growth since last year’s forum, as well as increased efficiencies and effectiveness. “My vision is that we become the Amazon.com for the arthritis community,” said Palmer, “a one-stop personalized destination for those affected by the disease to find resources, connect with their local communities, receive tailored help and get the advice they need to overcome everyday battles.”
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With the knowledge that arthritis is a worldwide challenge, arthritis experts and leaders from around the world will come together in London for the Arthritis Worldwide Charities meeting on June 8 and 9. Organizations focused on arthritis from Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States plan to share best practices and strategies to conquer arthritis. Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Ann Palmer will be attending the meeting in London and is co-chairing the meeting’s Charity Business Models sessions.
“I am proud to represent the United States and the Arthritis Foundation at the Arthritis Worldwide Charities meeting next week,” says Ann Palmer, president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation. “It is an honor to join other thought leaders from all over the world who are committed to leading the fight for the arthritis community.”
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