Meet Rheumatologist Dr. Timothy McCarthy: Keynote Speaker “Knowledge is Power” Arthritis Symposium

September 1, 2017

Dr. McCarthyDr. Timothy McCarthy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. His private practice in Rheumatology has been based at the Manitoba Clinic since 1994, following a three-year Rheumatology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic (‘91-‘94). 

“It was important for me to do my fellowship at one of the top medical facilities in the world,” says Dr. McCarthy. 

“I was hands-on with Mayo Clinic rheumatologists. I gained valuable knowledge about helping patients develop a self-management treatment plan. It’s not only about the medications. Physical activity, eating well, and mental health play a role.”

On Saturday, October 21, Dr. McCarthy will be the keynote speaker at a free arthritis symposium, “Knowledge is Power”, at CanadInns Polo Park. The program will also feature an Arthritis Resource Fair and presentations by a physiotherapist, pharmacist, and dietician. 

“I was very pleased to be asked by The Arthritis Society to speak at this event,” says Dr. McCarthy.

“When dealing with arthritis, a multi-disciplinary approach is needed. I work closely with multiple Orthopedic Surgeons both at the Pan Am and Manitoba Clinic. People living with arthritis need a healthcare team, which can include an rheumatologist, orthopedic surgeon, physiotherapist, pharmacist, dietician, nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, psychologist, and more.”

Dr. McCarthy’s talk will focus on the signs and symptoms of arthritis, plus the latest research and medications. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

“Having the correct diagnosis and starting treatment early are key factors when dealing with inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid, lupus, and gout,” says Dr. McCarthy. “People with arthritis need to know there are more options than ever and how to make informed choices about their health.”

Dr. McCarthy is married and a proud father of twins who recently graduated from St. John’s Ravenscourt. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast having run the Boston Marathon twice. His newest passion is off-road mountain bike racing.

Join us at no cost Saturday, October 21, 8:30am-1:30pm and hear Dr. McCarthy’s talk! A light lunch is included. Space is limited so register today at www.arthritis.ca/knowledgeispower.