Practical Solutions to Common Problems in Arthritis Care

Addressing arthritis care options is more important now than ever! Currently, over 4.6 million Canadians aged 15 years and older report having arthritis. This number is predicted to rise to 7 million Canadians by 2031. For this reason, it is important for Primary Care Clinicians to discuss and develop a concise approach to the assessment and treatment of arthritis patients. The 14th Annual Arthritis Day for Primary Care clinicians aims to improve clinical assessment and early management of common musculoskeletal disorders through evidence-based sessions. Arthritis Day will provide participants with a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to hone clinical skills in small group sessions. Participants will exercise and expand their knowledge of treatment options as well as improve management of common disorders and their comorbidities. Arthritis Day will give participants the chance to learn how to utilize medical, surgical and rehabilitative strategies when diagnosing and treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Focus areas for this year’s conference include disorders such as inflammatory polyarthritides, osteoporosis, crystalline arthropathies, and regional pain syndromes. In addition, participants will be provided with information regarding a more ‘wholistic’ approach to the diagnosis and investigation of inflammatory arthropathies and common musculoskeletal disorders. The 14th Annual Arthritis Day for Primary Care Clinicians will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Li Ka Shing knowledge institute. Orthopaedic surgeons, physicians, rheumatologists, orthotists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians, family practice residents, internal medicine residents are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register please visit : https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/arthritisday/.