The Joint Affair - A Gala Celebrating 50 Years of Arthritis Care

50 Years Alberta Rheumatology


Rheumatology started in a formal sense in Edmonton in 1968, with the appointment of Dr. John Percy as the first academic rheumatologist at the University of Alberta.  Dr. Anthony Russell joined him shortly after, followed by Dr. Paul Davis in 1975.

These three trail blazing, wise and compassionate physicians made rheumatology the success that it has become in Edmonton, at the University of Alberta, and throughout central and northern Alberta.  It is from these 3 rheumatologists that most rheumatologists in Edmonton still today give credit.

2017/18 marks 50 years of rheumatology at the University of Alberta.  To commemorate, we held the “The Joint Affair” gala on March 26, 2017, an evening of dinner and dancing to celebrate the past, and plan for the future.  Half of the funds raised from this evening will go to support the establishment of the Dr. Anthony Russell Scholarship Fund.  Administered by the Arthritis Society of Alberta, this fund will support world class arthritis care, research and education in Edmonton.

Did you miss the gala but still want to participate?  Speak to your rheumatologist about opportunities to support arthritis care, research and education in Alberta.


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