RD Events

Welcome to RD Events, the blog of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation! Come here to read about current events in Rheumatoid Disease (RD) aka Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RD Events will cover Projects of the RPF national organization; Scientific breakthroughs in RA treatment or research; Efforts of members. You will hear from members of the Board of […]

2017 RPF Scholarship Program

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The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is pleased to announce its third annual Scholarship Program supporting students whose lives have been affected by rheumatoid disease (RD). Offering support to people with rheumatoid disease is one of RPF’s core goals, and we seek to do that through this scholarship program by providing financial assistance to people with […]

Clinical Trial for People with Rheumatoid Disease


Join us in the search for new treatment options for RA For some people with moderate or severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) symptoms, medications that have traditionally been used for the treatment of RA may not work well enough or may cause unwanted side effects. This study is for people whose RA has not responded well […]

Letter Writing Campaign to Vice President Pence


The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation has started a petition to get a national proclamation for Rheumatoid Awareness Day. Click here to read and sign the petition. A national proclamation has to be made by the President of the United States. However, we are asking people to join in a letter campaign to Vice President, Mike Pence, […]

Rheumatoid Awareness Day 2017: Proclaiming Awareness

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day February 2nd

Today marks the 5th annual Rheumatoid Awareness Day as established by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation in 2013, giving people with the chronic illness known as rheumatoid arthritis, or rheumatoid disease, a day of recognition. Because the disease is commonly presumed to be a type of arthritis, awareness is lacking, causing problems with disability accommodations, clinical […]

2017 Rheumatoid Awareness Day Twitter Chat


  Add your voice and join in the conversation this Rheumatoid Awareness Day! WHAT: A special #rheum Twitter Chat and Q&A session with rheumatologist, Dr. Paul Sufka (@psufka). Participants will have the opportunity to connect with one another, as well as ask questions to Dr. Sufka. WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017 — at 5pm EST […]

Interview with Dr. Paul Sufka


We love the opportunity to talk to and interview healthcare professionals and to highlight those we see who are doing an outstanding job in the field of rheumatology. We originally connected with Dr. Paul Sufka online through the use of Twitter, and through a “Tweet-Up” event at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual […]

Interview with Dr. Iain McInnes, Glasgow, Scotland


We had the privilege of meeting Dr. McInnes at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., after one of his speaking sessions. We love the opportunity to highlight rheumatologists and healthcare professionals who demonstrate excellence in science and patient care, and Dr. McInnes was kind enough to agree to an interview. […]

Unique Fundraiser: The Sky’s the Limit!


We love it when our members create unique fundraising events that really tie into their own identities and passions. With a little creativity, any interest or hobby can be tied into an activity to raise funds for RPF — the sky is the limit! We’d like to introduce you to one of our members who […]

Changing the Landscape of Rheumatoid Disease

  The times they are a-changing. Perhaps not as quickly as we’d like, but there are a lot of signs that things are shifting in a positive direction in the field of rheumatology, with a focus on creating better outcomes for people with rheumatoid disease (PRD). Several years ago, the American College of Rheumatology made […]

2016 – American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting


Each year, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) hosts a conference that brings together thousands of rheumatology professionals from around the world to present upon and learn about the most recent research in the field. There are educational sessions, research abstracts and an exhibit hall for related organizations. The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation has participated in […]