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Arthritis Awareness Week 2015


icon-web_site_3 Sunday 15 March to Saturday 21 March 

Arthritis Australia

Please support our campaign to raise awareness of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Just post a photo of yourself as a child or with your favourite childhood possession such as a toy or balloon on Facebook or Twitter (#KidsGetArthritisToo). For more information on JIA or to find out more on the campaign, click here


Arthritis ACT

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 March - Shopping Centre displays to promote Arthritis Awareness week.

Tuesday 17 March - 9.00am to 3.00pm - Stall at Seniors Week Expo

Thursday 19 March - 10.30am to 11.30am - Arthritis Awareness week launched at the Activities Room, Arthritis ACT Offices, Level 2A Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley Street, Holder. Guest speaker Kristin Chait will speak about her life experiences as a sufferer of Juvenile Arthritis.  Also, Arthritis ACT’s new office space and activities room will be declared open for business.


Arthritis NSW

Sunday 15 March - Community Walk for Joints fundraising event in Tamworth.

Saturday 21 March - William’s Walk 2015 at Pavilion Flat, Parramatta Park to raise money and awareness for children with arthritis.








From left: Lauren and David Harris (William’s parents), the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr Scott Lloyd and Arthritis NSW CEO Jannine

Click here for more information on the William’s Walk

Click here to read the media release about William's walk 

Health Promotion Events

Monday 16 March - Rheumatology clinic visit at RPA Hospital, Camperdown

Wednesday 18 March - 'How to stay active with arthritis' talk at Penrith (The Penrith talk is organised by Continence Foundation Australia.)


Arthritis Qld

Friday 20 March - Health Professionals update day.

Public seminars:

Annual Health Professional Seminar - Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Friday 20 March - 8.00amto 4:00pm - Royal Brisbane&Women’sHospital.

Topicstobe covered include: Rheumatoid & Psoriatic Arthritis; Connective Tissue Diseases (SLE & Scleroderma); The latest on Juvenile Arthritis & the future of QLD paediatric rheumatology at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. 

Arthritis Awareness Seminar

Tuesday 31 March - 10.00amto12.30pm - Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, 1644 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Wednesday 2 April 10.00amto 12.00pm - Kokoda Room, Redcliffe RSL, Irene Street, Redcliffe.


Arthritis SA

Wednesday 18 March - GP seminar - Dr Christina Boros Paediatric Rheumatologist

Wednesday 18 March - Public seminar - Arthritis SA

Thursday 19 March - 7.00am to 8.30am - Parliamentary Breakfast, Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Presentation of paper – ‘The Impact of Arthritis in South Australia’ presented by Dr Simon Burnet

Announcement of Paediatric initiative by President Colette Smith and Media releases.

Sunday 29 March - Walk for Arthritis


For more information on individual state activities during Arthritis Awareness Week visit the websites below :

Arthritis ACT -

Arthritis NSW -

Arthritis QLD -

Arthritis SA -

Arthritis TAS -

Arthritis WA -

Arthritis NT -

Reviewed and updated August 2015

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