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Arthritis At Home Episode 25: Living with juvenile arthritis during COVID-19 with Dr. Lori Tucker

The twenty-fifth episode of Arthritis At Home features Dr. Lori B. Tucker, Director of Pediatric Resident Research Program, Division of Rheumatology at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, on living with juvenile arthritis during #COVID19. She shares her insights on the importance of continuing medication treatments and maintaining good communication with your child’s rheumatologist to determine if your child needs to visit a clinic in person. #FactsFriday

Dr. Tucker’s research focus areas include prediction of outcomes for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and improving care through longitudinal outcomes registries, study of physical activity in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, transition of youth with rheumatic disease to adult care, and translational research in autoinflammatory disease. On the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute website, Dr. Tucker states: The strong partnership of our Division of Pediatric Rheumatology as well as pan-Canadian collaborators in the Canadian Alliance for Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators fuel my research projects and ensure successful translation of research results to practice. I have particular interest in creative knowledge translation in pediatric rheumatology research, and active inclusion of patients and families into research. 

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Check out these helpful resources 

Arthritis Broadcast Network#CRArthritis Interview 31 with Dr. Lori Tucker on juvenile arthritis models of care: https://youtu.be/QoAaQVPoKik

Arthritis Consumer Experts: Spotlight on juvenile idiopathic arthritis: https://jointhealth.org/aboutarthritis-diseasespotlight.cfm?id=5&locale=en-CA

BC Children’s Hospital: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Studies: http://www.bcchildrens.ca/our-research/participate/rheumatology

Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology (Toronto): https://www.ucan-u.org/blog/partners/canadian-alliance-of-pediatric-rheumatology-toronto

Cassie and Friends Society for Juvenile Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: A society for children and families affected by juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases: https://cassieandfriends.ca/

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