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The three Ohio offices ( Central and Northwestern Ohio, Northeastern Ohio, & Southern Ohio) of the Arthritis Foundation are working to improve the lives of the 2.6 million people across our state who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic.

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Upcoming Events

Breaking the Pain Chain - Louisville

9/2/2015 to 9/23/2015

Breaking the Pain Chain program is a four part, interactive education series designed to teach participants about the tools and techniques for breaking the cycle of pain caused by arthritis. Attend all four classes to receive the education and resources needed to effectively manage arthritis pain.

Breaking the Pain Chain- Upper Arlington

9/8/2015 to 9/29/2015

September 8, 15, 22 & 29. 1:00pm-3:00pm

Breaking the Pain Chain- Columbus

9/14/2015 to 10/5/2015

September 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 2015. 1:00pm-3:00pm

2015 Geauga County Arthritis Expo


Learn more about arthritis at the Geauga County Arthritis Expo, co-sponsored by University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. Physician speakers on rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, the importance of exercise, and surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Light refreshments, exhibitors, door prizes and more. Event starts at 8:30 am. Register at http://geaugacountyexpo.kintera.org . 8:30 a.m. Doors open; view exhibits; light refreshments available 9:00 a.m. "Rheumatoid Arthritis & Lupus Update - 2015" Arminda Lumapas, MD 9:45 a.m. Break 10:00 a.m. "Exercise & Arthritis" Dottie Thompson, MOT, COTR/L, CLT 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. "Leading the Way - Advocacy & Access" Kelly Donahue, Arthritis Foundation 11:00 a.m. "Operative and Non-Operative Arthritis Treatment Options" J. Martin Leland, MD 11:45 a.m. Door prizes and evaluations 12:00 p.m. Expo closes

Emerging Investigators Conference

The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is hosting the 2nd annual Emerging Investigators Conference for arthritis researchers on September 18-19, 2015 at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Aurora, OH. The conference will provide participants an opportunity to:

*Share their research
*Interact with senior faculty
*Obtain career advice
*Gather for small group discussions
*Join in workshops

The conference will begin at 12 noon on Friday, September 18 and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. One night’s lodging on September 18 and meals on September 18- 19 will be provided by the Arthritis Foundation.Click here to register . Questions? Contact Mary Bird at mbird@arthritis.org or 216-285-2839.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!