Annual Conference

The 2021 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference will be held via livestream
on Saturday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Eva M. Holtby Endowed Keynote Speaker

Jordan F. Karp, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Clinical Service Chief, Behavioral Medicine, Banner University Medical Center and Group - Tucson

Program Agenda

Saturday, May 22, 2021

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Via Livestream


9:30 – 10:00 a.m. The Healing Power of Breath

Karma Kientzler

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

C. Kent Kwoh, MD

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Eva M. Holtby Endowed Keynote Presentation

'Behind the Mind - Mental Health and Resiliency in a New Era'

Jordan F. Karp, MD

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon T'ai Chi

Jude McCarthy

12 noon - 12:30 p.m. Break

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session I

A. Healthcare Resources and the Internet ~ How to Navigate the Worldwide Web
Sandra S. Kramer, MA

B. Managing Your Human Energy - How to Thrive in Today’s High Stress World Without Compromising Health and Happiness
Mike Siemens, MS

C. Facts, Fads, and Fiction About Joint Replacement Surgery
Michael Dohm, MD, FAAOS, ABOS

1:35 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Breakout Session II

D. Optimize Your Response to Stress - Learn Research-based Strategies to Reduce Stress
Leslie Bosch, PhD

E. Q and OA - Answers to Your Questions About Osteoarthritis
C. Kent Kwoh, MD

F. Mental Health Research Shaping the Future – the All of Us Program
Francisco Moreno, MD

2:40 – 3:00 p.m. Closing ~ Meditation and Reflection

Karma Kientzler

Cost: Free*

*Given the circumstances of the past year, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center is pleased to offer this year's Living Healthy With Arthritis Annual Conference free of charge to all who wish to participate.  If you are interested in supporting the Center's mission of community outreach and education, donations may be made during the checkout process on the registration page.

Registration closes on Friday, May 21, 2021.

For more information and to register, please click on the button below:


2021 Conference Sponsors




Previous Keynote Presentations:

Feb 8, 2020
Donata Vercelli, MD
Feb 16, 2019
Kenneth A. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Jan 27, 2018
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD
Jan 28, 2017
Esther M. Sternberg, MD
Jan 23, 2016
David M. Labiner, MD
Jan 25, 2014
Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States