Category: Events

ENACT Presents at Annual NARRTC Meeting in Washington, DC

May 1st, 2013 in Events, News Feed

ENACT director Dr. Julie Keysor and doctoral fellow Aileen Ledingham recently presented at the Annual Meeting for the National Association of Rehabilitation, Research and Training Centers (NARRTC).  ENACT is proud to contribute to the NARRTC annual meeting, which took place in Washington, DC on April 18-19th 2013.   NARRTC is affiliated with the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), which funds the ENACT center as its national Arthritis Rehabilitation, Research, and Training Center (RRTC).

Dr. Keysors talk, “The Effect of Knee Replacement on Participation Restrictions: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study” presented collaborative work led by ENACT investigator Dr. Jessica Maxwell using data from the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST).

Aileen Ledingham’s talk “Telephone Counseling for Long-Term Adherence to Strength Training for Knee Osteoarthritis (OA): A Pilot Study” presented findings from the pilot study which led to the ENACT BOOST project, which is currently underway.

Both presentations can be found here on the ENACT website.

Join ENACT at the 2013 Boston Arthritis Expo!

March 6th, 2013 in Events, News Feed

The Arthritis Expo always offers a fun and informative time.  Join ENACT and the Arthritis Foundation on March 23rd and Boston College High School.  Free parking and shuttle from JFK/UMASS. More information and a sampling of session offerings below

Register HERE!

Sargent College Students – contact to volunteer!

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Local Boston Community Forum November 3rd: Managing Fatigue and Pain

October 5th, 2012 in Events, News Feed

Details are now available for the November 3rd Community Forum at Boston University’s School of Medicine

ENACT, together with the New England offices of the Arthritis Foundation, Lupus Foundation, and Scleroderma Foundation, will sponsor a community educational forum covering strategies to manage fatigue and pain that are common with many inflammatory conditions,such as Arthritis, Lupus, and Scleroderma.

This FREE event will provide complimentary parking and breakfast.  The following speakers will be featured:

  • Maureen Dubreuil, MD, Rheumatologist:  Causes of Fatigue
  • Nancy Lowenstein, OTR: Energy Conservation and Time Management
  • Marlene DaCosta, MA, Exercise Physiologist: Pain Management and Exercise
  • TBD: Stress-reduction techniques

To learn more and to register for this event, click here

ENACT in the Community: Center Director Dr. Julie Keysor Delivers Two Local Talks

September 24th, 2012 in Events, News Feed

ENACT center director Dr. Julie Keysor is at it again!

On September 15th, Dr. Keysor spoke about managing arthritis and exercise to a senior group at Myrtle Baptist Church in Newton, MA.  This event was organized by the New England Region chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and sponsored by the local area Agency on Aging.  Participants enjoyed a healthy lunch and a lot of great information!

On Saturday, September 22nd, Dr. Keysor served as a featured speaker at Boston University’s Alumni Weekend, for Sargent College’s Leadership Board Meeting.  Dr. Keysor led the advisory board members through an overview of ENACT’s vision for reducing participation limitations for people with arthritis and detailed our research, training, and community outreach activities over the course of the year.

ENACT Drs. Jessica Maxwell and Kristin Baker To Make Local TV Appearance

September 21st, 2012 in Events, News Feed

ENACT is proud to announce that our own Drs. Jessica Maxwell and Kristin Baker will appear on your local cable access show on the Boston Neighborhood Network (  Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Baker will be speaking about arthritis and knee replacements and will also discuss their current research.

The TV interview will be shown on 10/4/2012 at 3pm on your local Comcast channel 9 and RCN channel 23.

Tune in!

Click here to read more about Dr. Maxwell’s work with ENACT and here to read more about Dr. Baker’s strangth-training study.

Save the Date! November 3rd Managing Fatigue and Pain Community Forum

September 20th, 2012 in Events, News Feed

Fatigue and pain are commonly heard complaints by those living with a variety of rheumatic conditions.  ENACT and the New England Chapters of the Arthritis Foundation, the Lupus Foundation, and the Scleroderma Foundation are fusing their efforts to bring this informational opportunity to the communities of Eastern Massachusetts.  Speakers will discuss causes of fatigue, energy conservation and time management, pain management and meditation, and exercise.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, November 3rd 2012
  • Time: 8:30am-noon.  Registration from 8:30-9:15am
  • Location: Boston University School of Medicine, Wilkins Board Room
  • Address: 72 E. Concord Street in Boston’s South End.  Entrance located off the grassy plaza

Free parking at nearby 710 Albany street garage

Breakfast will be provided

Stay tuned to the ENACT website for information about how to register for this event.  Space will be limited!

Dr. Patience White, MD to Present Live Talk and Webcast: REGISTER NOW!

September 5th, 2012 in Events, News Feed

Dr. Patience White, MD, Vice President of Public Health with the Arthritis Foundation, will present a case study of the opportunities and challenges of coordinating the activities of multiple agencies to move a national public health agenda into action.

Dr. White’s talk will take place on September 19th, from 4:30-5:30 pm, followed by a reception with refreshments.  Those who can’t attend in person are invited to participate remotely via live webcast.

Click here to register to attend the live talk at Boston University’s School of Public Health, in Bakst Auditorium (Registration not required- just stop by!)

Click here to register for the live webcast of Dr. White’s talk

Please see below for an overview of the talk.

Moving National Public Health Agendas to Action: Pitfalls, Challenges, & Opportunities

pwhiteEstablishing national public health agendas is challenging; Moving public health agendas to “action” is even more difficult. Join us to hear Dr. Patience White, the Arthritis Foundation Vice President for Public Health, share her perspectives on moving the national Osteoarthritis (OA) Public Health Agenda to action. As the greatest contributor to physical limitation and work disability, arthritis impacts common public health epidemics such as obesity and diabetes.  Dr. White will discuss development and implementation of four major interdisciplinary recent initiatives aimed to move the national OA Public Health Agenda to action: i) the OA Action Alliance, ii) the Ad Council Campaign, iii) the Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity among Adults with Arthritis report, and iv) the Institute of Medicine Living Well with Chronic Disease.  This webcast will be of interest to public health professionals and medical and rehabilitation practitioners.

Join ENACT at the Boston Arthritis Walk 2012!

September 4th, 2012 in Events, News Feed

Boston University’s annual team BU’s Joints are Walking will be participating in the Arthritis Foundation’s Boston Walk on September 16th, 2012.  This year’s event is at Artesani Park in Brighton, MA from 10:30-2pm.

Come out and walk to support the cause and stop by our table to talk with our experts!

Hope to see you there!

This Weekend: Visit with ENACT Experts at the Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Expo

July 9th, 2012 in Events, News Feed

Join ENACT experts at the Arthritis Expo presented by the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region this Saturday, July 14th from 10-3 at the UMASS Boston Campus Center!!

ENACT will have a table at the event, staffed with experts to answer your questions about arthritis and physical activity.  Other features of the event include:

• Expert seminars on research, treatments, pain management
• Interactive demonstrations: Yoga for Every Body, Joint Friendly Tai Chi and Exercise Programs
• Options for healthy eating: Anti-inflammatories in your shopping bag!
• Ask the Experts—one-on-one time with arthritis professionals
• Kids Get Arthritis Too! Kids’ corner
• Arthritis in pets – A talk for pet owners.
• Adaptive Aids for Arthritis – Things to make your life easier

Register for the FREE event here

ENACT in the Community: “Arthritis and You: Can We Talk?”

July 5th, 2012 in Events, News Feed

ENACT and the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region recently sponsored the educational dinner event “Arthritis and You: Can We Talk?  What Your Medical Team Can Do for You– and What You Can Do for Yourself”  at Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Roxbury, MA.

The event, which took place on the evening of June 28th, featured Dr. Michael S. Thompson who reviewed treatment options for arthritis of the hip and knee, both of which are commonly occurring conditions.  After a buffet dinner, Cheryl McDermott of the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center led the group in an energetic activity demonstration.  Sixty people attended and feedback has been positive.  We look forward to our next event!