This webinar discusses the importance of early, aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in order to improve prognoses/limit joint destruction. Recent studies show that most of the joint damage occurs in the first three years of the disease. Healthcare providers now aim to treat RA early and aggressively, with the goal of putting it into remission. This tactic is important to try to minimize joint destruction.

Attendee Takeaways:
  • Gain an understanding and knowledge of rheumatoid arthritis including symptoms of the disease.
  • Learn how to effectively communicate with your healthcare team.
  • Learn how to set realistic goals for lifestyle changes that positively impact the course of the disease.
  • Overview of treatment options during the first three years after diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on the many treatment options for RA developed over the past 20 years.
  • Tips on how to cope with daily challenges of RA (handling fatigue, medication side-effects, etc.).

Who Should Attend: Patients, family members, caregivers, professionals, anyone interested in learning more about rheumatoid arthritis for the newly diagnosed.
Webinar Information
Date Presented:
November 22, 2013 12:30 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Navigating RA for the Newly Diagnosed

Elliot Rosenstein, MD
Director, Institute for Rheumatic & Autoimmune Disease,
Overlook Hospital

Elliot Rosenstein is the director of the Institute for Rheumatic & Autoimmune Disease at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. He has been cited in New York Magazine, New Jersey Magazine and in Best Doctors in America. He has recently completed several years as the President of the New Jersey Rheumatology Association. Dr. Rosenstein is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation-New Jersey Chapter.

Eileen Lydon, NP, ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Eileen Lydon is a Nurse Practitioner at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases with several years of clinical experience.

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