THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY

THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY

May 06, 2005 15:45 ET

FREE HEALTH EDUCATION FOR ONTARIANS

THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY LAUNCHES THE ARTHRITIS PUBLIC FORUM SERIES Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 6, 2005) - The Arthritis Society is launching its spring Arthritis Public Forum Series, which will provide hope through education and support to the 1.6 million Ontarians who live with the different forms of arthritis. There are a total of seven free forums that will be held between May 16 to June 22.

Generously sponsored by Amgen Wyeth, Energizer Canada, Solvay Pharma and health partner Manulife Financial is the Rheumatoid Arthritis Series, featuring Dr. Edward Keystone, Director of the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital.

TITLE: A new era in treatment
DATE: Monday, May 16
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Toronto's Armenian Youth Centre, 50 Hallcrown Place

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TITLE: A new era in treatment
DATE: Monday, June 13
TIME: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Oshawa's St. Mary of the People Church, 532 Stevenson Rd. N.

Generously sponsored by Schering Canada Inc. is Ankylosing Spondylitis, featuring Dr. Robert Inman, Director of Toronto Western Hospital's Spondylitis Clinic.

TITLE: Standing Tall with Spondylitis
DATE: Saturday, May 28
TIME: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Peterborough's Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street

Generously sponsored by Energizer Canada, Solvay Pharma and health partner Manulife Financial are three sessions of Total Joint Replacement Series, featuring orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Fleming, Dr. Nizar Mahomed and Dr. Bourne.

TITLE: Are you ready for it? Hope with Hardware
DATE: Wednesday, May 18
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m
LOCATION: Windsor's Knights of Columbus Hall, 1286 Lauzon Rd.

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TITLE: Are you ready for it? Toronto Joint Network
DATE: Tuesday, June 14
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Armenian Youth Centre, 50 Hallcrown Place

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TITLE: Are you ready for it?
DATE: Wednesday, June 22
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: London's Marconi Club, 120 Clarke Rd.

Generously sponsored by Amgen Wyeth, Energizer Canada, Solvay Pharma and health partner Manulife Financial is the Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Series, featuring respected rheumatologist Dr. Harth.

TITLE: Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
DATE: Tuesday, June 14
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Sarnia's Dante Club Bocciofila, 1220 London Rd.

The Arthritis Society is Canada's principle not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis education, community support, and research-based solutions. Since its inception in 1948 The Society has funded arthritis research providing hope to people living with arthritis for a better life - today and tomorrow.
/For further information: Christina Scicluna
Assistant, Communications
p. 416.979.7228 ext 375
f. 416.979.8366
/ IN: HEALTH

Contact Information

  • Deirdre Lall, Manager, Communications, The Arthritis Society
    Primary Phone: 416-979-7228 ext. 351
    Secondary Phone: 416-460-8017
    E-mail: dlall@on.arthritis.ca