‘It Only Hurts When I Move It – Treating Achy Bones and Joints,’ March 7

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The old joke about the patient who says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this,” and the doctor says, “Then don't do that!,” may be funny, but people with arthritis can get more helpful advice at a free presentation, “It Only Hurts When I Move It – Treating Achy Bones and Joints,” Wednesday, March 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. (Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus visitor/patient parking garage. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UA Zone 1 permit and metered parking lot #2030 just south of the parking garage at E. Mabel St. and Martin Ave.)

Open to the public, the lecture is presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center (www.arthritis.arizona.edu) at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Light refreshments are provided.

Nationally recognized rheumatologist Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR, will review how different forms of arthritis impact the body, discuss current and developing treatments and answer questions you have about your own health in his characteristic informative and witty manner.

Dr. Gall is founding and interim director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center and professor of clinical medicine in the Department of Medicine Section of Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. He is emeritus professor of medicine with the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, where he was chair of the Department of Medicine from 1994-2009. A national expert on innovative teaching methods, he returned to the University of Arizona Arthritis Center in 2010 to work with the fellowship program.

Dr. Gall has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2001 to 2010. His research interests include new treatments for arthritis; the development of arthritis, metabolic bone disease and hemophilic arthritis (arthritis in hemophiliacs); and diseases with abnormal collagen that result in hypermobility (joint movement beyond the normal range of motion). He serves as an expert consultant on hypermobility disorders, such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, 520-626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu Notification of cancellations also is requested.

The lecture is part of a series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

The Spring 2012 lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month through May 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Upcoming lectures include:

•    Wednesday, April 4, “A Historical and Hysterical Perspective on 67 Years of Living with Arthritis,” Gail Kershner Riggs, MA, CHES, retired education and communication specialist, University of Arizona Arthritis Center.

•    Wednesday, May 2, “The Art in the Heart of Caregiving,” Jan Sturges, MEd, LPC, caregiving coordinator, University of Arizona Life and Work Connections, Elder Care and Life Cycle Resources.

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The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease.

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