Join us for an “Arthritis 101” Congressional briefing

Hello patient advocates and happy new year! Dr. Angus Worthing here, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

On January 31, I will have the pleasure of speaking at an Arthritis 101 Congressional briefing hosted by the American College of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Foundation. The goal of the briefing is to educate new and returning members of Congress about arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Some of the topics that our doctor and patient panelists will be covering include:

  • What is arthritis? What is rheumatic disease?
  • How prevalent is arthritis? What is the cost to patients and the healthcare system?
  • How does arthritis impact a person’s quality of life?
  • What are some of the current healthcare challenges for people living with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases?
  • What can Congressional leaders do to help constituents who live with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases?

Get Involved

Even if you are not able to attend the briefing in person, there are other great ways to get involved and help spread the word:

  • Follow our live tweets from the briefing at #AdvocateforArthritis on Twitter.
  • Share the invitation with your Members of Congress on social media. Be sure to tag your lawmaker’s handle in the post.
  • Are there any questions you want to see addressed by our doctor and patient panelists in the briefing? If so, tweet them to @ACRSimpleTasks.

That’s all for now. Thanks again for tuning in and staying ahead of the latest developments in patient advocacy.

Until next time!
Dr. Angus Worthing
@AngusWorthing