More than a look back at all we’ve accomplished in 2015, or an opportunity for us to learn from our peers and volunteers, or even to celebrate our victories, the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Annual Meeting has provided an opportunity for our community to rally together around meaningful goals and commit to making measurable improvements for the more than 50 million Americans living with arthritis.
The final day of the Meeting highlighted key work done to support our mission. We heard from our advocacy team and identified ways we can continue to fight to improve access to care. We also heard from key members of our scientific community, who talked about more about the initiatives that are putting us on a faster path to a cure. Alongside our partners at CARRA, we outlined key ways our community can get involved in accelerating the path, including via participation in research studies and clinical trials and maintaining an open line of communication with the clinical and research teams who are shaping the future of arthritis research and treatments. From local event best practices, to the importance for each of us to tell our own personal arthritis story, there were many more topics covered throughout the day. You can take a closer look at the session presentations and handouts here.