ACR is the largest global rheumatology medical conference of the year with rheumatologist and researchers from across theworld meeting to discuss clinical pathways, treatments and research.

This year CreakyJoints was embedded as special reporters, with live-streams from the floor of the conference as well as our usual in-depth stories on and leading presence on Twitter and Facebook during the conference.

Below is a listing of segments from our live coverage of the conference.

Dr. Yusuf Yazici discusses osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, impacting more than 250 million people world-wide. Despite its prevalence, there are few treatments for the condition, and most current treatments are aimed at the symptoms alone.

In this video, rheumatologist Dr. Yusuf Yazici discusses the types of treatments on the horizon. 

Dr. Megan Clowse Discusses Family Planning

For many people living with inflammatory arthritis, family planning is a topic that is particularly challenging. How to time a pregnancy, which medications are safe, and how to control symptoms during a pregnancy are questions that many women and men have, yet often go unanswered.

In this segment, Dr. Megan Clowse discusses how arthritis can impact pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

Dr Ben Nowell and Kayla Jordon discuss how we talk about gout

The words people choose to use when discussing a topic often reveal as much about the person speaking as they do about the subject matter.

In this video, CreakyJoints’ director of patient-centered research, Dr. Ben Nowell, chats with Kayla Jordan, a researcher at the University of Texas, to discuss our study on how doctors and patients discuss gout, and what disconnect between the two groups may exist.

Tien Sydnor-Campbell shares her experiences with RA

Though there were many medical experts present at the ACR conference, patients themselves are the experts when it comes to their own disease activity. The medical community is now listening as much to patients as they are to diagnostic tests.

In this video, ArthritisPower Patient Governor Tien Sydnor-Campbell discusses her diagnosis, treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Stephen Marmaras discusses Fail First policies

Fail First policies, also known as Step Therapy, are insurance policies which require the cheapest drug to be prescribed to a patient first, rather than the medicine originally prescribed by the doctor.

In this video, Stephen Marmaras, CreakyJoints Director of Policy and Advocacy, speaks with Tien Sydnor-Campbell about current Fail First policies in the U.S. and how they are affecting patient’s access to treatments.

Dr. Vinicius Domingues discusses current RA treatments

In this video Dr. Vinicius Domingues discusses current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.