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Lunch and Learns are Back!
We are excited to announce that our Lunch and Learn presentations have returned. On the third Wednesday of every month a presentation will be provided for OA Action Alliance members, partners and other interested parties. Our monthly Lunch and Learns are a 30 minute conference call (20 min. presentation, 10 min. Q&A) where participants follow along to a slideshow presentation. We will post the slides to oaaction.org prior to the conference call. The presentations are free for anyone who would like to participate.
We look forward to learning more about OA with you this year!
2013 Lunch and Learn Calendar
(all conference call presentations are held from 12:00-12:30pm ET)
June 19th | 12:00pmET
Dr. Scott Kahan
Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness and STOP Obesity Alliance
Presentation topic: Obesity and Osteoarthritis, Overlaps between Obesity and OA communities
July 17th | 12:00pmET
Dr. Jennifer Hootman
Epidemiologist, Arthritis Program, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Presentation topic: Prevalence and Benefits of Walking for Adults with Arthritis
August 21st | 12:00pmET
Dr. Jonathan Bravman
Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado Medicine Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. Ryan Koonce
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Skagit Regional Clinics, Mount Vernon, WA
Presentation topic: Review article “Obesity and Osteoarthritis: More Than Just Wear and Tear”
September 18th | 12:00pmET
Dr. Elena Losina
Co-Director of OrACORe at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health.
Presentation Topic: Factors of Sex and Race in Lifetime Knee Osteoarthritis Risk
Lunch and Learn: CANCELLED!!!!
Unfortunately, our October 16th Lunch and Learn that was to feature Dr. Kamil Barbour, epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been cancelled due to the government shutdown. The MMWR report updating arthritis prevalence estimates has been delayed and his presentation will be postponed until a later date. Please stay tuned for future announcements about our November 20th Lunch and Learn.
Speaker: Dr. Kamil Barbour
Epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Presentation Topic: MMWR: Arthritis Prevalence Estimates Update
December 18th | 12:00pmET
Speaker: Daniel K. White
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Presentation Topic: Physical Activity and Functional Limitation in People with Knee Osteoarthritis