Do you ever find yourself trying to learn more about the causes and mechanics of PsA, only to end up in a total headspin and even more baffled by the science than you were before? Well, those days of confusion could be over, because this year we're attending the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual congress to bring you easy tips and insights that could make living with PsA that little bit easier.

 

So what is ACR? ACR is an annual meeting at which the brightest minds in rheumatology from around the world (over 16,000 of them!) gather to discuss new research and innovation to help us understand more about rheumatic diseases, including PsA. This year, it will be held in Washington DC and a whole range of experts will attend, including academics, scientific researchers and doctors, meaning the challenges of PsA are looked at from a broad range of perspectives. 

 

Our #Rheumers will be adding to these perspectives, with Lori-Ann Holbrook (who was diagnosed with PsA in 2012 and regularly writes for PsA and Me) attending a series of workshops, seminars and discussion groups and reporting back on her insights and learnings.

 

A word from Lori-Ann…

 

“I am so excited to attend the ACR meeting and report back to all of you on what I learn! As people living with the ups and downs of PsA on a daily basis we spend so much time trying to get our head around what all the baffling science actually means. I’m going to use this opportunity to learn from the best in the business about exciting new developments and share as much as I possibly can with you – please do tune in!”

 

Meet our #Rheumer

Lori-Ann Holbrook works in Manhattan and lives nearby in Jersey City. In 2012 Lori-Ann was diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and in 2014 she founded City Girl Flare. Amongst other things, City Girl Flare focuses on Lori-Ann’s experience living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, her life in New York City, helpful hints and recipes, and her work with the American National Psoriasis Foundation. Lori-Ann has recently been nominated for two WEGO awards in recognition of her work in raising awareness of Psoriatic Arthritis.

 

Follow Along!

Our #Rheumers will start reporting on Sunday, November 13th so mark your calendars and follow the conversation on our Twitter and Instagram channels, or by searching the hashtag #Rheumers. Have a question? Feel free to tweet it or post as a comment on Instagram. We look forward to seeing you online!

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