The Patient Perspectives Poster Program gives you the opportunity to earn CME and learn about adaptations patients and their treatment teams have adopted to improve patient health.
The average patient spends 18 minutes in the office for an appointment, but what about the other 1,422 minutes of their day? Rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals often do not have the opportunity to hear all the ins and outs of a patient’s daily life with rheumatic disease. The Patient Perspectives Poster Program is designed to provide insight.
Through this new program, patients along with a sponsoring organization were invited to submit their stories to be heard by the thousands of ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting attendees. Submissions demonstrate a variety of adaptations patients and their healthcare teams have made, from social platforms to supportive therapies. The complementary therapies or methods suggested here may be applicable to your patients and can help enhance your own patient care.
CME credit is available for viewing posters from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Sunday outside of Hall F2, when patient authors will be available to engage learners. You should claim credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the poster sessions during this time slot, and that may be full or partial credit up to a maximum of 2.0 hours.
These stories can also be found in the Arthritis & Rheumatology abstract supplement, and the digital posters will be available online as enduring material for CME credit at rheumatology.org/Learning-Center/Educational-Activities.
Support Groups and Patient Centered Care; Making a Difference in the Lives of People with Autoimmune and Rheumatic Conditions in Ghana
Paulina Padiki Narh, The Rheumatology Initiative – tRI
Using a Mobile App to Facilitate Patient-Doctor Discussions to Make Informed Decisions Regarding ‘Painsomnia’
Dawn Gibson, Creaky Joints
Strengthening My Resiliency: How My Interprofessional Healthcare Team and I Improved My Management of Lupus
Cecilia Amoakohene, Lupus Ontario, Lupus Canada, and the University of Toronto Lupus Research Program
Improved Quality of Life with Patient Engagement in Research
Kelly English, Arthritis Research Canada
Physician, Patient, Person. Success in Balancing Multiple Roles Takes Support
Brandi Stevens, Arthritis Foundation
Sustained Weight Loss Managed by Multiple Medical Specialists
Rick Phillips, Arthritis Foundation
Communication, Support, and Advocacy Lead to Improved Health and Quality of Life
Christele Felix, AstraZeneca
Living a Full Life with A.S. Through Adaptations
Gail Wright, Spondylitis Association of America
Managing Osteoarthritis Pain with Daily Meditation
Raquel Masco, Arthritis Foundation
Learning to Self-Advocate in the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Lupus Care
Denita Perry, Lupus Research Alliance
Improved Quality of Life and Decreased Symptoms of Lupus with Diet, Exercise, and Functional Medicine
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana, AstraZeneca
Integrative Approach to Treatment of an Adult with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shannan O’Hara-Levi, Arthritis Foundation
The Road Less Traveled– Nontraditional Approaches to Increased Patient Adherence and Positive Outcomes
Carlene Harrison, AstraZeneca