The Early RA Support and Education Program has been developed specially for people recently diagnosed with 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 5:00pm - 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.
Monday, March 12, 2018
IN CONVERSATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT RA: HOW TO SPEAK AND BE HEARD
Linda Leff, BSN, MPA, RN, NE-BC
Adena Batterman, MSW, LCSW
Monday, April 16, 2018
UNDERSTANDING LABORATORY RESULTS
Dalit Ashany, MD
Monday, May 21, 2018
MANAGING YOUR ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADLS) WITH RA
John Indalecio, OTR/L, CHT, MS
Monday, JUNE 18, 2018
PHYSICAL THERAPY, EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT FOR RA
Katherine Wilson, PT, DPT
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.