Saskatoon workshop to shine a light on painful conditions

October 9, 2017 by  

Psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis can cause pain, stiffness and other symptoms, and a Saskatoon workshop will provide an overview of these conditions, along with tips and other information that those who live with them can use to have a good quality of life.

The information session will cover a variety of topics that may be of interest to those who live with one of these forms or arthritis, and also their family members and caregivers. These will be a discussion of how these diseases are diagnosed, their symptoms and current standards of care. An overview of the various treatments that are in use today will also be on the agenda, as will a review of the latest research and treatment options that may be on the horizon. In addition to all of this, tips will be shared about how being active and taking other non-pharmacological measures can play a significant role.

The workshop will be facilitated by a rheumatologist, pharmacist, physiotherapist and also a patient speaker. There will be no fee charged to be a member of the audience for this event, and refreshments will be served. Note pads, promotional pens and other items can be prepared to give out during an information session like this.

This morning of arthritis education will be taking place on November 18 and is being organized by the Canadian Spondylitis Foundation. The venue has yet to be confirmed, but more details can be found on its listing.