The Early RA Support and Education Program has been developed specially for people recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and early rheumatoid arthritis.
Participants meet for a free, four-session series which presents essential information about RA and RA treatment. Following the lectures, a discussion with others also coping with a new RA diagnosis is co-facilitated by a social worker and a rheumatology nurse.
Pre-screening and registration are required for attendance.
When: Meets monthly on Mondays from 5:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Hospital for Special Surgery, Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor, 535 E. 70th St., New York, NY
Contact: Joan Westreich, LCSW, Social Work Coordinator, Early RA Support and Education Program, at 212.774.7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2016 HSS, in collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation, presented a symposium entitled “Essentials in Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Treatments, Fatigue, Nutrition & Joint Protection.”
The symposium presentations by HSS rheumatologists, nutritionists, and occupational therapists are available for viewing here.