Join us for Rheumchat the third Thursday of each month


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.

Upcoming #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!

January 19 at 1:00 PM ET: Managing Arthritis as you Age

Our January #RheumChat is co-hosted by the National Council on Aging (@NCOAging).

Q1: How has aging affected your rheumatic disease?
Q2: Has your treatment plan changed over the years to accommodate different life stages and ages? If so, how?
Q3: What tips have you found successful for remaining active?
Q4: What advice and resources can you share with someone diagnosed later in life or their caregiver?
Q5: Do you have unanswered questions about aging well with a rheumatic disease?


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, 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.

#RheumChat Recaps

2016 #RheumChat Recaps

2015 #RheumChat Recaps