Arthritis United Schedule

 

JUST SOME OF THE TOPICS WE WILL HAVE AT ARTHRITIS UNITED: (subject to change)

  • Comorbidities – going outside the arthritis umbrella
  • Using Humor for Health
  • Motivation and goal achievement through fatigue, pain, depression
  • Managing fatigue/energy levels and still living a full life on
  • Complementary treatments that work with meds and conventional treatments
  • Coping with pain without medication – When to use heat, ice, stretching etc.
  • Lab tests and results - What all those numbers and abbreviations mean?
  • Arthritis friendly diets - Clean eating, eating to reduce inflammation and medications
  • Depression and arthritis – How is it caused and how we can treat it
  • Intimacy - Emotional, communicative, and mechanical solutions to other options to explore when physical connecting
  • Volunteer opportunities within the Arthritis Foundation
  • Mental health/self-esteem session
  • Self Advocate - How to communicate effectively with your healthcare team and record keeping organization

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  (subject to change)

Friday March 9

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                     Arthritis Support Network Leader training (by invite only)

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                     Registration

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                      Join us for a Meet and Greet event to connect and re-connect with conference participants. It will be an evening of munchies, and fun!

9:00 p.m. – Midnight                      Hospitality Room open to relax in a comfy social environment.

 

Saturday March 10 

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.                           Morning Coffee                               

8:00 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.                  Registration

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.                   Keynote Speaker

10:15 a.m - 10:30 a.m                   Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.                 Breakout Sessions #1

11:45 p.m. - noon                          Group Picture (Location TBD)

Noon - 1:45 p.m.                           Lunch Break on your own/Downtime

1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.                          Breakout Sessions #2

3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.                          Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                     Breakout Sessions #3

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                    Happy Hour Social and food

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                    Saturday Night Activities

7:00 p.m. – Midnight                     Hospitality Room to relax in a comfy social environment.

Sunday March 11 

9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.                        Morning Coffee                              

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                 General Session

11a.m. - 11:15 a.m.                        Break

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                   Plated Lunch, Awards, and Raffle

1:30 p.m. - 1:45                            Break

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.                    Breakout session #4

2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.                         Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                  Final Farewell and weekend slideshow    

5 p.m. - 9 p.m                               Post conference excursion              

9 p.m. - Midnight                          Hospitality Room to relax in a comfy social environment.

 

 

Goals

The Arthritis Support Network provides personalized help and support to adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic conditions. Our programs offer opportunities for connection, education and empowerment via support groups and conferences.

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