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The emerging adult with rheumatic disease: What adult rheumatologists need to know with Ms. Natasha Trehan, Dr. Michelle Batthish, and Dr. Stephanie Garner



This #CRArthritis interview features Natasha Trehan, a person living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and Founder of Take a Pain Check Foundation, Dr. Michelle Batthish, pediatric rheumatologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Stephanie Garner, Adult Rheumatologist at the University of Calgary. Together, the trio defines what the emerging adult is and highlights the challenges that may arise in the transition from pediatric rheumatology care to adult rheumatology care.


Dr. Luiza Grazziotin’s work featured by Arthritis Society Canada

Dr. Luiza Grazziotin’s work on JIA has been highlighted by Arthritis Society Canada as a Top 10 Research Advance of 2022.



What it’s like to be diagnosed with arthritis at 13

For the past 6 months, Natasha Trehan has been working with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on creating a documentary about her story. We are excited to share “If it weren’t for my friends, I wouldn’t have survived” which has now been released on CBC News alongside the article “What it’s like to be diagnosed with arthritis at 13”.

She was also interviewed on CBC Ottawa Morning radio. You can stream her interview segment here.


Arthritis Society – Top 10 Research Advances of 2019

We are very proud to announce that members of our team are being recognized for their contributions to the scientific community.

In November, the work of UCAN bioinformatician Dr Simon Eng, under the supervision of Dr Rae Yeung and Dr Quaid Morris, was selected as one of the Arthritis Society’s Top 10 Research Advances of 2019!

Here’s the article from the Arthritis Society website.


Save the Date – Childhood Arthritis & Beyond. April 23-26, 2019

Over the recent years, the members of our community have dramatically increased our knowledge and understanding of childhood arthritis – from starting to decipher the biology of childhood arthritis to defining and measuring risks and outcomes in clinical science, from beginning to understand the personal burden to exploring the societal impact of arthritis and opportunities for policy change. International partnerships for childhood arthritis – UCAN and many others- have been established and flourish around the world.

We are inviting the members of the childhood arthritis community to join us next year in April in beautiful Lake Louise in the Canadian Rocky Mountains to share your childhood arthritis discoveries in talks and posters with other researchers, inspire the future generation of arthritis researchers, educators and clinicians, connect with patients and families from different countries, engage with policy makers and leaders and enjoy spring skiing, barn line dancing, a fun-and-dance filled dinner party and the exchange with your colleagues in one of Canada’s most magical places. The conference will take place at the Fairmont Lake Louise Hotel and Conference Centre starting Tuesday evening April 23 and ending Friday at noon April 26 .


Genome Canada has funded “UCAN CURE”

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