Hospital collaboration at it best

Jalyn is treated successfully at Warren Hospital
“The Rheumatology team have made a big difference to our family and Jayln. He has been treated so well by all of the team and they have gone above and beyond especially looping in with our local nurse Tina to help with his treatment,” said Rebecca, Jalyn’s Mum. Jayln had a sore foot. After a…
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JAFA Online Symposium

Logo for JAFA
  Critical Issues in Juvenile Arthritis: Advances in Treatment & Research, Managing Pain, Uveitis UPDATE JAFA Online Symposium Sunday 11 October  7pm to 9pm (Sydney / Melbourne) Program 7:00pm  Welcome and Introduction Convenor:  Ruth Colgiuri 7:05pm  A Word from the JAFA Board on World Arthritis Day 7:15pm  Advances in Treatment and Research “Armchair…
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JAFA eSymposium –

The Juvenile Arthritis Foundation of Australia (JAFA) organised a symposium for families of children with rheumatologic conditions.  A panel of paediatric rheumatology clinicians tackled some of the common issues/topics of parental concern.  The JAFA Board have kindly shared the recording of the symposium with PRN. The topics discussed were: Demystifying Methotrexate – Dr Ben…
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Connecting Families – JAFA

Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia – JAFA “JAFA is the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia. It’s a BRAND new, not-for- profit organisation, formed to provide a voice dedicated exclusively to the needs of children and young people with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases and their families.” JAFA refers to diseases such as JIA, JRA,…
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Getting the best out of a backpack

Paediatric Rheumatology Network is supported by The Sydney Children's Hospital Network. Photo by Omar Roque on Unsplash, pictures a young woman carrying a grey backpack
Excessive and uneven distribution of load can lead to poor posture and pain, especially in the back and shoulders, says Debra Grech, Physiotherapist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Here are some tips on choosing the correct pack for your child. * Backpacks with wide, contoured shoulder straps are best. Avoid those with narrow webbed straps.
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It started in my knee!

Camp Footloose, an annual camp for young people with arthritis has just wrapped up.  The camp provides an opportunity for kids from 9 to 18 yrs to have fun, meet other kids with arthritis and challenge themselves in a safe and supportive environment. “It started in my knee” Older…
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