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Visit Patient Perspectives posters today


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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 ­


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