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.