October 26, 2013 marked a big day in AI history as we were honored to attend the prestigious 2013 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting. Arthritis Introspective was one of only two patient-led, patient-driven organizations to be represented in the exhibition area. The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) paved the way for AI to participate in the event, led by Kelly Young, the first independent patient advocate to attend in 2009.
Arthritis Introspective founding board member, Deserae Constantineau, explains the importance of the National Gathering Conference.
Deserae Constantineau shares her story with A Woman's Health Magazine
Arthritis Introspective founding board members, Kevin Purcell and Deserae Constantineau tell their respective stories about life with "Arthur" and the importance of support. Kevin explains the genesis of arthritis support in Facing Arthritis Together . While Deserae discusses not just surviving but thriving with RA in Living & Thriving with RA.
RA Warrior, Kelly Young, chronicles her experience at the 2011 National Gathering through a lovely photo collage.