Deadline: 2020-02-09 Award: $32,000 Open to: Everyone*
The healthcare community is looking for new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), an inflammatory auto-immune disease (the result of an overactive immune system). Subjective symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, and tenderness can often lead to frustration and missed opportunities for better care. In fact, one study found that mis-alignment between patients and physicians on treatment satisfaction is associated with increased disease activity and worse impact on quality of life. It’s important for patients with PsA to treat their condition early, because if left untreated, it can lead to permanent and irreversible joint damage.