‘Get to Know the Arizona Arthritis Center’ Luncheon, Nov. 3

Keynote speaker Jeffrey R. Lisse, MD, discusses “Challenges in Rheumatology: Questions and Answers”
The Arizona Arthritis Center Friends will hold their annual fall luncheon, “Get to Know the Arizona Arthritis Center,” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr., Tucson.  
The event will feature a keynote address, “Challenges in Rheumatology: Questions and Answers,” by Jeffrey R. Lisse, MD, medical director for the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Osteoporosis Program, UA professor of medicine and chief of the Section of Adult Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Named to the Ethel McChesney Bilby Endowed Chair for Osteoporosis in 2000, Dr. Lisse’s research focuses on new therapies for arthritis and osteoporosis, with a special interest in these diseases among minority populations. Questions for Dr. Lisse can be emailed in advance to jwaverley808@yahoo.com
Tickets are $30 for Arizona Arthritis Center Friends members; $35 for non-members. Reservations are requested by Friday, Oct. 28, payment may be made at the door. (PLEASE NOTE: tickets may not be purchased at the door.) Please call the Arizona Arthritis Center Friends, (520) 626-7901.
The Arizona Arthritis Center Friends support the Center’s mission to help create a world free of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Friends members are invited to participate in on-going programs and special events designed to increase awareness and promote optimal health for arthritis sufferers.
The Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, strives to improve the lives of millions afflicted with one of the many forms of arthritis. The center conducts both clinical and basic research and educates health-care providers and scientists in the development of more effective therapies. The goal of the research is to change the way patients are treated globally. The knowledge gained from this research will develop and test more effective therapies with the hope of reversing the disease process. Currently, more than 20 research studies are being conducted at the center. For more information, visit the website www.arthritis.arizona.edu