Expert Alert - Taking the sting out of arthritis

    OTTAWA, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - September is Arthritis Awareness Month.
This is a time to highlight the outstanding work of health researchers across
Canada who are striving to create a pain free future for the nearly
4.5 million Canadians who suffer from this crippling condition. The following
experts are available to comment on some of the latest research related to the
diagnosis, treatment and management of the many forms of arthritis.


    Searching for relief: What are health researchers doing to help create a
    pain free future for people with arthritis?
    Dr. Jane E. Aubin,
    Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and
    Arthritis (Toronto)

    Evaluating the quality of care for rheumatoid arthritis: Can we close the
    gaps in care?
    Dr. Diane Lacaille, CIHR-funded researcher at the Arthritis Research
    Centre of Canada (Vancouver)

    Halting the attack on juvenile joints: What affects the development and
    progression of arthritis in children?
    Dr. Alan Rosenberg, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
    Saskatchewan (Saskatoon)

    Arthritis, antibodies and gum disease: The links between early clues to
    this disease in First Nations' communities
    Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
    Manitoba (Winnipeg)

    Access to care: Are people with osteoarthritis getting the health
    services they need?
    Dr. Gillian Hawker, CIHR-funded researcher at the Women's College
    Research Institute (Toronto)

    Arthritis at work: How arthritis sufferers can stay on the job and off
    Dr. Monique Gignac, CIHR-funded researcher at the Toronto Western
    Research Institute, University Health Network

    Making sense of the evidence: Helping people with arthritis evaluate
    scientific information and make decisions about their treatment
    Dr. Jamie Brehaut, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of Ottawa

    The value of an expert's touch: How access to specialists can improve the
    health of people with rheumatoid arthritis
    Dr. Debbie Feldman, CIHR-funded researcher at Université de Montréal

    Did you know that psoriasis is linked to a common form of arthritis?
    Unravelling the genetic basis of psoriatic arthritis
    Dr. Proton Rahman, CIHR-funded researcher at Memorial University of
    Newfoundland (St. John's)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
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For further information: To schedule an interview with a CIHR expert,
please contact: David Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563,
Mobile: (613) 808-7526,

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