Preventative Measures for Osteoarthritis

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

“Preventative Measures for Osteoarthritis,” a free 90-minute presentation, including time for questions and answers, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, DuVal Auditorium (Room 2600), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

Internationally recognized expert in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases C. Kent Kwoh, MD, who recently was appointed director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, will discuss the risk factors for the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis with a focus on risk factors that patients can impact. He also will address the differences among primary prevention, secondary prevention and tertiary prevention, as well as the importance of weight reduction and avoidance of joint injury to prevent arthritis.

Dr. Kwoh also is professor of medicine and medical imaging, The Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology and chief of theDivision of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson. His research interests include outcome assessment and the examination of risk factors for the development and progression of a broad spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, with a particular focus on knee osteoarthritis. He has authored more than 150 research articles and directs one of the NIH-funded Clinical Centers for the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI).

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center.

Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit the University of Arizona Arthritis Center website www.arthritis.arizona.edu or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

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.

About the ‘Living Healthy with Arthritis’ lecture series

The “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly talks are 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 90-minute lectures, with time for questions and answers, are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Lectures will not be held in December 2013 or January 2014, but will resume in February 2014.

The annual Living Healthy with Arthritis Conference will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

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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 diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, visit www.arthritis.arizona.edu