Arthritis National Research Foundation To Host Renowned Scientists at an Evening Dedicated to Arthritis Research

Arthritis National Research Foundation To Host Renowned Scientists at an Evening Dedicated to Arthritis Research

The Arthritis National Research Foundation will host its annual Meet the Scientists event, a night celebrating arthritis research and the pioneering individuals behind the microscopes. The event will be held at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach on April 10th, for board members and supporters to come together with cutting edge researchers in arthritis and autoimmune research.  “Meet the Scientists” brings the Arthritis National Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board of world-renowned doctors together once a year.

The evening includes a presentation about the foundation and its work to fund arthritis research, but is primarily an intimate cocktail reception where attendees meet and speak personally with the individuals and researchers linked to this arthritis foundation.  The Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors, and Advisory Board of the Arthritis National Research Foundation will be in attendance, as well as current and past scientists ANRF has funded.  The evening is highly anticipated for everyone committed to finding an arthritis cure to share their experiences and hopes for the future.

“This is an unparalleled opportunity to personally spend time with physician-scientists who are known the world over as experts in their fields of rheumatology and immunology,” said Arthritis National Research Foundation executive director Helene Belisle.

The stars of the evening will be the current scientists funded by research grants from the Arthritis National Research Foundation. They will share about their work, the new direction of arthritis research and why the grant from ANRF was so crucial in moving their scientific studies forward.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board are meeting in Southern California to review this year’s crop of arthritis research applicants.  From their expert review, ANRF will determine which top young investigators to support for the coming year.  The Scientific Advisory Board is focused on funding new approaches that will benefit arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.

“Scientific Advisory Board Members serve without compensation,” said Belisle.  “They are committed to ANRF’s support of brilliant young scientists searching for arthritis cures.”

Carl F. Ware, PhD, of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, CA is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and will lead the review meeting with fellow board members the day following Meet the Scientists.  Mary K. Crow, MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Bevra Hahn, MD, of UCLA are both past-presidents of The American College of Rheumatology, serve on the board and will attend the Meet the Scientists event.

ANRF’s grant season is an exciting one and allows the foundation to reflect on previous achievements, while looking forward with hope and confidence that their work will ultimately provide the answer for better treatments for these diseases.

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The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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