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Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Webinar Review

The educational webinars offered by the Canadian Spondylitis Association (CSA) are often cited by members of the community as helpful and engaging. Our webinar series is an integral part of the information, awareness and support that we offer to Canadians living with spondyloarthritis (SpA).

We’ll be launching a series of new webinars in the Fall of 2022. Stay tuned for more details on topics, dates and how you can register for these free sessions!

In the meantime, we are pleased to share a recap of some of the most recent webinars and provide information on how you can access them at any time. We record all our webinars, so that they live on as a resource for people to refer back to and/or for those who may have missed the live sessions. 

Feedback from the community is essential to the success of our webinar series. We learn from your feedback around what topics are of interest, what new areas of interest and questions you and others in the community may have, and your opinions about how we can continue to grow and improve the sessions we offer. 

Here’s a list of the webinar sessions we have offered in 2021-22 and how you can access them:

SpA and Pain Management

  • Featuring: Dr. Max Sun
  • Topics include: What is pain and its complexity? Managing pain in chronic disease? How does movement/exercise help pain? How to mentally manage pain. The role of the patient in pain management.
  • Watch now

Spondyloarthritis Awareness

  • Featuring:  Dr. Sherry Rohekar
  • Topics include: An overview of SpA conditions. Understanding why SpA is difficult to diagnose. Understanding why the time to diagnosis can be lengthy and how to make the most of your time with your healthcare team.
  • Watch now

Mental Health: Building a Village to Manage Chronic Disease

  • Featuring:  Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley
  • Topics include: The science of why and how social connection is important in managing chronic illness and improving mental health. A refreshing outlook on mental health support – a topic of great importance to people living with SpA. 
  • Watch now

Cannabis Treatments for Spondyloarthritis

  • Featuring: Andree Charbonneau, RN from Sante Cannabis 
  • Topics include: How cannabis may be used to treat symptoms of SpA.The pain mechanisms of SpA. The endocannabinoid system, main phytocannabinoids, medical cannabis and evidence-based data, methods of administration, contraindications, precautions and side effect management. 
  • Watch now

Spondyloarthritis and Biologics: Treatment Decisions

  • Featuring: Dr. Michel Zummer, MD
  • Topics include:  An overview of spondyloarthritis and treatments. When should you talk about biologics with your rheumatologist?  Factors in the decision making process. Expectations of response, resistance, potential complications, prognosis.  The evidence and myths around biologic treatments.
  • Watch now

Navigating Disability with Spondyloarthritis 

  • Featuring: Erin Gratton, CHRL
  • Topics include: Erin sharing her story and perspectives as both a Human Resources professional and someone who lives with chronic illness. Achieving functionality at work. Understanding your needs and boundaries. Advocating for yourself. Communicating with the right people. Supports available around disability, employment resources and accommodations. 
  • Watch now

Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness 

  • Featuring: Dr. Vinod Chandran
  • Topics Include: An overview of psoriatic arthritis. Diagnosis, testing, treatments, what’s in the pipeline. PsA without skin involvement. Primary specialist – dermatologist or rheumatologist? How to ask for a referral and how to work with your GP.
  • Watch now

AxSpA – All You need to Know ( with Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada)

  • Featuring:  Dr. Robert Inman
  • Topics Include:   Disease overview, current treatment options, diagnosis process, what’s on the horizon, working with your healthcare team.
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Physical Activity and Spondyloarthritis  ( with Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada)

  • Featuring: Laura Passalaent
  • Topics Include: Why physical activity is important in managing AS and how to include movement in your treatment plan. Physical activities and guidelines. How to start a physical activity program and who can help you in your journey. 
  • Watch now

You can also access our library of webinar sessions held over the past few years here

We would love to hear from you! Have you benefited from being part of CSA’s webinars? Are there other topics that we haven’t covered yet that you would like to see featured in a future webinar?

As always, you can reach out to us anytime you need information and support by email info@spondyltitis.ca or call 1-866-989-8787.

We’re here for you.

Sincerely,

Jeff Beach
Executive Director 
Canadian Spondylitis Association 

P.S. Stay tuned for an announcement later this summer about our Fall webinars! We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and encourage you to follow us on social media to receive further updates and connect with others in the SpA community. 

The Canadian Spondylitis Association Webinar Series is supported by:

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