Living Healthy With Arthritis ~ Tucson Lecture Series


The Living Healthy With Arthritis community outreach and public education program focuses on healthy lifestyle education and patient empowerment while living with arthritis. The lecture series features a wide range of topics utilizing both community speakers and medical and health professionals from the University of Arizona.

Monthly lectures are free and open to the public. Prior registration is required. Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m., in the DuVal Auditorium (room 2600) at the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., unless otherwise noted. The DuVal Auditorium is located on UAMC's main level, just right of the hospital's main lobby. For more information, please email or call (520) 626-5040.  These programs are supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

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Spring 2015

Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture Series Schedule


Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
DuVal Auditorium

Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope:
An inside look into the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis

C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging
The Charles A. L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology


About the Lecture:

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. It affects 53 million men, women and children.  In this special presentation by the Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will discuss new information on the causes of osteoarthritis and how to prevent the disorder.  He will share how this complex condition involves not only the breakdown of cartilage in joints, but also changes in the adjacent soft tissue and bone beneath the cartilage.  He will offer a preview of new treatments in the pipeline and findings from his recent international studies on the association of imaging biomarkers as seen on MRI with the development of disease and disease progression.  During his lecture, Dr. Kwoh will also delve into the details of the most recent advances in early detection of osteoarthritis and how this, coupled with behavioral factors, can significantly impact disease progression.  He will share further identification of key risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis and osteoarthritis structural disease advancement, and how the identification of potential targets for preventive and therapeutic interventions will now factor into treatment protocol.

About Dr. Kwoh:

An internationally-recognized authority on osteoarthritis and translational research, Dr. Kwoh was recently awarded a $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue the identification of treatments to slow the progression of osteoarthritis.  He has headed three other major projects funded by the National Institute of Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, including an $8.9 million Osteoarthritis Initiative contract, a $4.4 million Pivotal OAI MRI Analyses contract and the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center for Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 scientific journal articles and book chapters.  He has served on the editorial board of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, and Arthritis Care and Research.  He is also an ad hoc reviewer for numerous additional professional journals, including Arthritis and Rheumatism, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis Research and Therapy, Arthritis Care and Research, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and the Journal of Rheumatology.  Dr. Kwoh serves as Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging in the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center and as The Charles A. L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology. 




Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
DuVal Auditorium

'Re-thinking Your Health: An Integrative Approach'
Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD
Medical Director, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine


Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
DuVal Auditorium

Special Screening of 'The Connection ... Mind Your Body'
A documentary featuring the world's leading experts in mind/body medicine and remarkable true stories of recovery.
Moderators: C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center
Esther M. Sternberg, MD, Research Director for the UA Center for Integrative Medicine 







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