RA Programs

Early RA Support and Education Program

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 westreichj@hss.edu.


Workshop Series

Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Workshop Series - Fall 2017

Lecture Series

Lecture series for Fall 2017


Photo of Dr. Vivian Bykerk at the lectern.

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.