Simple Tasks #RheumChat on Twitter


Simple Tasks hosts a lively 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 time 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.

#RheumChat Schedule

Check back to see details on our upcoming chats. You can also follow Simple Tasks (@ACRSimpleTasks) for updates. We look forward to chatting with you!

May 22 at 7:00 PM ET – Gout Awareness Day

The ACR is teaming up with the Gout Education Society (@GoutEducation) for a Gout Awareness Day chat. Use the hashtags #KickGoutInTheAcid and #RheumChat to follow along.

Formed in September 2005, the Gout Education Society (GES) is a nonprofit organization of health care professionals dedicated to raising awareness of gout – the most common form of inflammatory arthritis – with the aim of improving the quality of care and minimizing the burden of gout. offers complimentary resources for the public and medical professionals. With gout incidence on the rise, the need for gout education is more important than ever. Today, more than 8.3 million Americans are living with gout – with only 10 percent receiving needed, ongoing treatment.

May 30 at 1:00 PM ET – Lupus Awareness Month

Join the ACR and The Lupus Initiative (@LupusInitiative) for a #RheumChat to close out Lupus Awareness Month. We will talk about self-management for those living with Lupus. Use the hashtags #LupusSelfCare and #RheumChat to follow along.

The Lupus Initiative® is a multi-faceted education program designed to reduce disparities and improve outcomes among people with lupus. The initiative is dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lupus in populations disproportionately affected based on race, ethnicity, and gender.

Join our Twitter Chat – Want to join the discussion? It’s easy.

Step 1: At the scheduled date and 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, 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.