Help us to celebrate the first ever WOrld young Rheumatic Disease Day on Monday 18th March 2019 by taking part in our Tweet chat!

The WORD Day Tweet Chat, which I will be hosting alongside Jordan Canning, will focus on rheumatic diseases in children and young people. Everyone is invited to take part!

The Tweet Chat will take place on Twitter between 6pm and 7pm GMT/UK time on Monday 18th March 2019. Equivalent times include 7pm to 8pm CET, 2pm to 3pm EDT, and 11am to 12pm PDT.

To help you prepare, here are our four questions:

  1. What are some of the key challenges for children and young people with rheumatic diseases?
  2. Have you got any examples of good practice for the diagnosis, treatment and/or management of rheumatic diseases in children and young people?
  3. How do you think we can raise more awareness of rheumatic diseases in children and young people?
  4. In your own opinion, what does the future look like for children and young people with rheumatic diseases?

Simply use #WORDDay2019 to take part!

Written by simonrstones

Simon R. Stones BSc (Hons) is an award-winning patient advocate, consultant and researcher from Manchester in the UK, who was the winner of the international WEGO Health Award for Patient Healthcare Collaborator in 2017. He is a passionate advocate and ambassador for people living with invisible illnesses, inspired and empowered by his own journey with juvenile arthritis, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel disease since childhood. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, a trustee of Fibromyalgia Action UK and RAiISE, and board member of the European Network for Children with Arthritis (ENCA) and the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA).

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