Topics Include Shoulder and Hip Arthritis Treatment Options; Rheumatoid Arthritis Update and How to Live Well With Arthritis
ELYRIA – The 10th annual Lorain County Arthritis Expo will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spitzer Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College, 1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria. Free parking and a handicap-accessible entrance are available.
The Expo is free and co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, EMH Healthcare and the Spitzer Conference Center at Lorain Community College. Educational grants for the Expo provided by Abbvie, Genentech, and Questcor. Attendees will learn the latest news about taking control of arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. In Northeastern Ohio 1.3 million people of all ages have been diagnosed with arthritis.
Physician speakers and topics from EMH Healthcare include: Daniel Zanotti, M.D., “Multiple Options for Treating Shoulder Arthritis” and John Krebs, M.D., “Minimally Invasive Surgery to Treat Hip Arthritis.”
Cleveland Clinic rheumatologist Margaret Tsai, M.D., will speak on “Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment” and Visiting Nurse Association’s Jennifer Oliver will share tips on “Living Well with Arthritis.”
Attendees will enjoy a demonstration of the new Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Exercise Program, free health screenings, exhibits from over 40 business and community organizations, door prizes, and free educational information. Complimentary refreshments will include cheese and cracker trays, vegetable and fruit trays with dip, beverages and cake celebrating 10 years.
Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 800-245-2275, ext. 6435, or register online at http://LorainCountyExpo.kintera.org.
The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis, which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children, and is the nation’s leading cause of disability. To conquer this painful, debilitating disease, we support education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.