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February 19th, 2014
Lunch and Learn: "Aquatic Exercise Interventions for People with OA"

This 30-minute Lunch and Learn features Dr. Dennis Dolny, Department Head of Health, Physical Education & Recreation at Utah State University and Dr. Eadric Bressel, Professor and Clinical Research Assistant in the Sports Medicine Program at Utah State University. During this Lunch and Learn you will hear the results of new research focused on aquatic exercise training for knee osteoarthritis. Please tune in to this very informative Lunch and Learn!

Presenters: Dr. Dennis Dolny and Dr. Eadric Bressel
Date: February 19, 2014
Time: 12pm EST/9am Pacific

To add this event to your calendar click here.
Audio Dial-in Information: 1-866-487-9460
Conference Code: 5760233526#

View Presentation Slides (pdf)
Read Dr. Dennis Dolny's Bio (pdf)
Read Dr. Eadric Bressel's Bio (pdf)

2014 Lunch and Learn Calendar

Lunch and Learns are Continuing!!

We are excited to announce that our Lunch and Learns are continuing in 2014. On the third Wednesday of every month a presentation will be provided for OA Action Alliance members, partners and other interested parties. Our monthly Lunch and Learns are 30 minute conference calls (25 min. presentation, 5 min. Q&A) where participants follow along to a slideshow presentation. We will post the slides to and send them via future announcements prior to the conference call. The presentations are free for anyone who would like to participate.

We look forward to learning more about OA with you this year!

February 19th | 12:00pm ET

Dr. Dennis Dolny
Department Head of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Utah State University &
Dr. Eadric Bressel
Professor and Clinical Research Assistant, Sports Medicine Program, Utah State University
Presentation topic: Aquatic Exercise Interventions for People with OA

March 19th | 12:00pm ET

Dr. Kamil Barbour
Epidemiologist, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Presentation topic: Moderate Exercise and Knee OA Risk

April 16th | 12:00pm ET

Dr. Sandra Goldsmith
Director, Public and Patient Education, Hospital for Special Surgery &
Dr. Laura Robbins
Senior Vice President, Education and Academic Affairs, Hospital for Special Surgery
Presentation topic: Hospital for Special Surgery - Osteoarthritis Wellness Initiative

May 21st | 12:00pm ET

Dr. Lynne Jones
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Presentation topic: Operation Change: A New Paradigm Addressing Behavior Change and Musculoskeletal Health Disparities

June 18th | 12:00pm ET

Dr. Jinxi Wang
Director, Harrington Laboratory for Molecular Orthopedics, University of Kansas Medical Center
Presentation topic: The link between Nfat1 and OA; a potential new method for preventing and treating OA

All conference call presentations are held from 12:00-12:30pm ET.
Information and recordings of upcoming and past Lunch and Learn presentations can be found here.
To participate, dial 1-866-487-9460 and enter the participant access code: 5760233526#


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