UA Vice President for Athletics Greg Byrne and UA head football Coach Rich Rodriguez will be guest speakers at the event, which benefits research to identify the causes, improve the diagnosis and treatment and find cures for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.
Free lecture, open to the public, providing an inside look into the latest advances in prevention and treatment of the most common form of arthritis, by Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, director, University of Arizona Arthritis Center.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of disability in the aging population, and the public health impact of knee OA, in particular, is expected to increase dramatically. The UA research will help identify potential targets to prevent the development or halt the progression of the condition.
“The Healing Power of Sleep...Chief Nourisher of the Mind, Heart and Body” will be addressed by keynote speaker Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy. A lunch roundtable, “Arthritis Interrupted: The Latest Advances in Arthritis Research,” will feature UA Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh and center researchers; breakout sessions with doctors and alternative therapy practitioners will cover health and services that help improve daily life and promote strengthening the mind and body to manage arthritis.