The World Arthritis Day (WAD) on 12 October is a global awareness raising and action day. EULAR takes a leading role in promoting international activities for and on that day by running a stimulating website for WAD. Each year, EULAR presents new and innovative approaches facilitating the life of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in Europe. Individuals and organisations around the world are invited to take up ideas and programmes presented on the website and further develop them into national actions.
Each year, WAD is intended to promote a different aspect of living with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease and encourage action. It is more than just a "day": it usually takes all year to develop campaigns and activities related to WAD and efforts in many countries are ongoing throughout the year. For 2016, the theme is 'The Future is in your hands'.
To get involved, visit the WAD website: http://worldarthritisday.org