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Policy and Advocacy
Arthritis Australia advocates to government, business, industry and community leaders to improve care, management, support and quality of life for people with arthritis. In addition to developing a consumer led, proactive policy and advocacy agenda, we participate in government consultations and prepare submissions to government agencies on a range of issues affecting people with arthritis.
There is a pressing need to enhance osteoarthritis (OA) research in Australia to find ways of alleviating the enormous impact this condition has on individuals and society due to its high prevalence, associated disability and extensive costs to the health system and the economy.
To help address this need, the inaugural Australian OA Summit brought experts and opinion leaders together to identify OA research priorities, with a view to enhancing current research efforts by targeting research and fostering collaboration in areas that offer the greatest potential benefitfor alleviating the burden of OA in Australia.
This White Paper provides a summary of the proceedings and outcomes of the OA Summit with a view to developing a broad consensus on OA research priorities in Australia and how these can be supported across government, industry, funding organisations, researchers, health practitioners, service providers and consumers.
Submissions to Government
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Working out with Michael Slater
Exercise 2. Head turning
Exercise 3. Trunk curl & stretch
Exercise 4. Full back stretch
Exercise 5. Back arch
Exercise 6. Upper body rolling
Exercise 7. Full body stretch
Arthritis Australia/Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Program
In keeping with its mission of promoting medical education, Arthritis Australia has initiated the Arthritis Australia/Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Program. The Program, supported by Zimmer Pty Ltd, will promote best practice treatment for arthritis sufferers.
Fellowships with the following criteria will be awarded and are ranked in order of preference:
Note: The program is not open to overseas institutions unless supporting an Australian/NZ fellow.
Note: Soft tissue surgery, arthroscopy and conditions of the foot and hand will NOT be supported.
⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2012 & 2013 click here.
February 2014 funding