Category: Events

ENACT to Present at Upcoming APTA/CSM, AOTA, and ACR/ARHP Annual Meetings

September 27th, 2013 in Events, News Feed

ENACT will be all over the country this year reporting on our research progress to the arthritis and rehabilitation scientific community.

Next month, center director Julie Keysor and doctoral fellow Rawan AlHeresh will present abstracts from the Work-It study at The American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) annual meeting in San Diego, CA.  The abstracts, “Work It Recruitment: Lessons Learned from an Arthritis Work Disability Prevention Randomized Trial” and “Baseline Work Participation of a Novel Intervention to Minimize Work Disability among Persons with Arthritis: The Work It Study”, will be presented consecutively on Wednesday, October 30th 2013.

In February, investigator Dr. Jessica Maxwell and doctoral fellow Molly Vaughan will each present at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (APTA/CSM) in Las Vegas.  Finally, immediately prior to ENACT’s own Arthritis State of the Science Conference on April 7th, doctoral fellow Rawan AlHeresh will present two abstracts at the national American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Keep an eye out for ENACT at all of these meetings!

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Boston Area RA Patients: Register NOW for the FREE June 22nd Arthritis Foundation Seminar for People Newly Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

May 29th, 2013 in Events, News Feed

FREE walking kit and hot/cold wrist and knee wraps! Complimentary healthy breakfast and parking.

Boston RA-Just Diagnosed FlyerSpace is limited – register early!

Registration required by June 18.
Call 617-219-8215 or e-mail

Facilitated by Molly Vaughan, DPT, Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation Among People with Arthritis (ENACT).

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ENACT to join Sargent College at the Health and Fitness Expo at Boston Medical Center June 22-23rd

May 17th, 2013 in Events, News Feed


ENACT staff will have a table at next month’s Health and Fitness Expo at the Boston Medical Center.


ENACT will be proud to represent Boston University‘s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the event, taking place from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on June 22nd and 23rd.


Stop by for a chat to see what we’ve been up to!

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Joint APTA/Boston University June 2013 Scientific Meeting: Registration Deadline Approaching

May 7th, 2013 in Events, News Feed

Boston University’s Health and Disability Research Center (HDRI) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) co-present this one day scientific meeting on the Boston University Campus:

Face into the Storm: Gaining the System Skills Needed to Succeed in the Changing Healthcare Environment
June 7th, 2013
Boston University Metcalf Trustee’s Ballroom

This timely topic focuses on the critical need for the physical therapy community to meet today’s changing healthcare challenges head-on by integrating systems skills into clinical practice. Click here for more details, a list of expert speakers, and a draft of the conference agenda.

The conference registration deadline is soon!

Register online by May 17, 2013 to attend the Boston meeting or the live online webcast.

Register now!

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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, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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