Derek Belisle, Marketing Director for the Arthritis National Research Foundation, was invited to the Arthritis Introspective G7 Gathering Conference. Below is his account of the weekend and the people he met.
Arthritis Introspective Founder member, Kevin Purcell shares his story with Everyday Health.
Drum roll please……It’s here! We are proud to announce the release of our brand new website for Arthritis Introspective. Visit www.arthritisintrospective.org to see the fresh new look, user friendly navigation, and to see the latest events, services and content. The site uses open-source features from Drupal and CiviCRM to provide enhanced tools to our registered users, Outreach Relations Specialists and website content managers to keep you connected with the latest news and happenings.
Save the dates – the Annual National Gathering Conference, G7, is coming to Tucson, AZ on June 13-15, 2014. We have secured space at the University Marriott with a screaming deal of $75 per night and free Wi-Fi! We will post all the details, as well as links for registration and hotel booking on the AI website as soon as they become available.
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.