On Thursday, January 21, we hosted the first #RheumChat of 2016 on Twitter. The chat focused on how research and the rheumatology workforce impact patients. The Rheumatology Research Foundation (@RheumResearch) was the co-host.

Here are a few of the questions that were covered. See the full recap below.

Q1: How could new discoveries in rheumatology research improve the lives of patients?

Q2: What would more, well trained rheumatology experts mean for patient care?

Q3: What obstacles might prevent a researcher or student from pursuing a career in rheumatology?

Q4: What is being done to overcome those obstacles, so that more experts choose rheumatology?

Q5: What can patients do to support advancements in research and a strong rheumatology workforce?

Join us for monthly #RheumChats

We will continue to host a #RheumChat on the third Thursday of every month with a different topic and co-host. Be sure to check the #RheumChat page and our social media channels for future topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or you are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact Bonny Senkbeil at bsenkbeil@rheumatology.org.

#RheumChat Recap: How Research and the Rheumatology Workforce Impact Patients