Simple Tasks hosts a lively monthly Twitter chat on how patients with rheumatic diseases can advocate for their health and other topics related to rheumatic disease. #RheumChats are a great resource for patients looking for an online arthritis support group. Each month we host #RheumChat with a different guest organization. Learn how to join us and find the archived transcripts of our Twitter chats.
For those of you who are new to social media, a Twitter chat is a conversation that takes place LIVE on Twitter where individuals use a designated hashtag (designated by the # symbol) so you can follow along and participate in the conversation. Our official Twitter chat hashtag is #RheumChat.
Get a sneak peek at the questions for the upcoming #RheumChat and be sure to mark your calendar for the third Thursday each month at 1:00 PM ET. You can also follow Simple Tasks (@ACRSimpleTasks) for updates. We look forward to chatting with you!
February 16 at 1:00 PM ET: Arthritis 101
Our February #RheumChat is co-hosted by the Arthritis Foundation. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science, and community connections. Their current initiative, Prescription for Access, brings together patients, providers, and other decision makers to have open dialogue about the issues of accessing treatments that people with arthritis need and create change in the realm of care. Learn how to get the arthritis care you need and manage claim denials with their Access to Care Toolkit.
Q1: How were you first diagnosed with arthritis or a rheumatic disease?
Q2: What are some of your unanswered questions about arthritis and rheumatic disease?
Q3: It’s heart month. Do you talk with your rheum about how your condition can affect your heart disease risk?
Q4: Access to quality care at an affordable price remains a big issue for arthritis patients. How has your experience been?
Q5: How about day-to-day activities? What tips can you offer to other arthritis patients to help them maintain their quality of life?
Q6: What can groups like @ACRheum and @ArthritisFdn do to support you as an arthritis patient?
Join our Twitter Chat – Want to join the discussion? It’s easy!
Step 1: Every third Thursday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, go to Twitter and login
Step 2: Search for the hashtag #RheumChat
Step 3: Follow the conversation and chime in when you’ve got something to add
Twitter Chat Tip: Following the tweet chat is even easier if you go to tweetchat.com, sign into Twitter, and enter the #RheumChat hashtag. A box will pop up that only includes tweets from the chat. And when you have something to say, the hashtag will automatically be added to your tweet.