Arthritis Mini-Conference

Montreal1Canadian Arthritis Trainee Association (CATA)-Quebec, CCMW Montreal and the Arthritis Society of Montreal held a mini-conference on arthritis on Sunday April 9, 2017, which included three speakers. The resident orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Abdul Rahman Alaseem, talked about the different types of arthritis and how they are manifested in the body, with the help of slides and models. He also mentioned the different treatments and lifestyle habits that help relieve the disease. Mr. Simon Deslauriers, who holds a Masters in Physiotherapy and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Laval University of Quebec City, presented via skype and talked about the different activities that are best suited for the disease. The nutritionist, Houda Hatem who is enrolled at McGill University, showed us a list of foods and food types that should be consumed on a daily basis in order to get the necessary supplements that help in alleviating the disease.

Afterwards, guests were treated to an array of sumptuous treats prepared by CCMW members. The mini-conference was put in place by one of our younger members, Insaf Hadjab (pictured in the first photo in the middle), who is presently pursuing her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Montreal and who is also the co-director of CATA-Quebec in Montreal. CCMW’s goals, objectives and raison d’être were introduced by Dr. Farida Mohamed, the president of CCMW Montreal chapter.

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