Our September 22 #RheumChat was co-hosted by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (@NIH_NIAMS). The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

The topic of the chat was the importance of medical research.

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

Q1. How can medical research help individuals with rheumatic diseases?
Q2. What recent breakthroughs in medical research have improved care for individuals with rheumatic diseases?
Q3. Where can patients find information about new research and clinical trials?
Q4. What obstacles might prevent research initiatives related to rheumatic diseases?
Q5. What can patients do to support continued advancements in research?


Join us for monthly #RheumChats

We will continue to host an RDAM #RheumChat on every Thursday of September 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.