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Arthritis Talks:
Complementary Therapies and Emerging Treatments


Complementary Therapies and Emerging Treatments

A webinar on complementary therapies and emerging treatments for arthritis being studied around the world.

Featuring: Rheumatologist Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles

Date: Thursday, Nov. 26
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Location: Online webinar

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The webinar will discuss the science behind:

  • exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong
  • supplements such as turmeric, echinacea and ginger
  • diets such as gluten-free, low-FODMAP and Neolithic
  • emerging treatments such as cell therapies and medical cannabis, and
  • complementary therapies such as massage therapy, meditation and acupuncture

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Don’t miss this opportunity to ask Dr. Fitzcharles your questions. We encourage you to email your questions to us in advance at

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What participants say about Arthritis Talks...

★  1  ★ Thank you for another TOP NOTCH session. You are really showing the value of the Arthritis Society.
★  2  ★ I found this webinar presentation VERY informative & am so glad to be able to watch & hear the Rheumatologists. thank you so much!
★  3  ★ I thought the session was excellent and very professional. I am really impressed with the Arthritis Society, their information and both webinars I have well as the website which I refer to often and recommend to others.

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Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles

Photography of Mary-Ann-FitzcharlesDr. Fitzcharles is a clinician, teacher and clinical researcher at McGill University in Montreal. She received her medical education at University of Cape Town, South Africa, and completed specialist training in rheumatology at The London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, England.

Dr. Fitzcharles has been on faculty at McGill University since 1984 and has been a consultant rheumatologist to the McGill Pain Centre at the Montreal General Hospital. She is a founding member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada specialty committee for Pain Medicine, is an immediate past chair of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Therapeutics committee, and has led the 2012 Canadian fibromyalgia guideline group and the CRA position statement on medical cannabis. Her recent publications and national/international presentations have addressed the concept of pain associated with rheumatic diseases and the use of opioids and cannabinoids in rheumatology patients.

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We thank the following for their support of this Arthritis Talks webinar.

Logo of sponsors: Novartis, United Way, British Columbia

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