RPF Presenting Research Findings at ACR 2013 Annual Meeting

October 18, 2013 in Events

American College of Rheumatology Poster Hall

Several Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) board members and volunteers will be heading to San Diego next week for the 2013 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting. In addition to hosting an exhibit in the Exhibit Hall as we have the past two years, we’ll be participating in the scientific meeting.

This year RPF submitted two abstracts, which were accepted by ACR and will be presented during Poster Sessions on Tuesday, October 29. Each day of the meeting, research abstracts are displayed and presented on oversized posters in what is called the Poster Hall. The two abstracts to be presented by RPF contain research data taken from surveys we conducted through our community.

Thanks to all who participated in these surveys, we will be able to present findings on the actual experiences of rheumatoid patients. The data challenge conventional thinking on rheumatoid disease and will open the doors to improved understanding of the patient experience and improved care.

The findings will be presented by RPF Founder and President, Kelly Young, and abstract co-authors. Details for each session are posted below, and the full abstracts can be found on ACR’s website by clicking on the poster title below.

More of RPF at ACR

RPF members will also be speaking at an ARHP session this year on the topic of patient engagement in rheumatology care. For details please read Speaking on Patient Engagement at the ACR / ARHP Annual Meeting.

Poster Title: Patient Survey Challenges Conventional Notions Regarding Symptoms and Experiences Of People Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Abstract: #2273
Presenter: Young, Kelly O'Neill BA
Co-Authors: Crowson, Cynthia S. MS; Symons, Dana M. BBA
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Presenter Available: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Poster Available: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Exhibit Hall B2-C-D

Poster Title: Patient Survey Regarding Utility Of The Health Assessment Questionnaire Reveals An Unrecognized Aspect Of Disease Activity In Rheumatoid Arthritis: Consequences Of Physical Activity

Abstract: #2272
Presenter: Young, Kelly O'Neill BA
Co-Authors: Symons, Dana M. BBA; Lumpe, Andrew T. PhD; Crowson, Cynthia S. MS
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Presenter Available: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Poster Available: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Exhibit Hall B2-C-D