Courses and Seminars

Arthritis Queensland runs a range of courses and seminars for people with arthritis, their carers and family members, and health professionals.

For seminars specifically relevant to health professionals, please click here.


Community Seminars

Our community seminars provide up-to-date information on arthritis. They are a great way to learn more about your condition, or to hear about the latest treatments, in short sessions that aren’t overwhelming.

The seminars are hosted by our health educators and sometimes include guest speakers such as rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and physiotherapists.

Upcoming seminars:

Arthritis Awareness Seminar - SUNSHINE COAST

Date: Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm

Place: Maroochy RSL Sub Branch

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL - for bookings please call 1800 011 041 or email

For further details please click here

Take Charge of Inflammatory Arthritis Workshop - Bundaberg

When:  Tuesday 20th October 2015

Time:    9:00am – 3:30pm

Venue: Central Queensland University, University Drive (off Isis Highway)

Cost:    $20.00 (Partner - $10)

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL - RSVP 13 October 2015 - to obtain an application form please call Arthritis Queensland on 1800 011 041 or email info@arthritis.org.au

For further details please click here

Take Charge of Osteoarthritis Workshop - Bundaberg

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Time:    9:00am – 3:30pm

Venue: Central Queensland University, University Drive (off Isis Highway)

Cost:    $20.00 (Partner - $10)

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL- RSVP 13 October 2015 - to obtain an application form please call Arthritis Queensland on 1800 011 041 or email info@arthritis.org.au

For further details please click here 

Community Webinars

Webinars are an easy way to learn more about your condition and treatment, without even having to leave your home!

Arthritis Victoria have released their 2015 Community Webinar Series schedule.Three webinars will be held in 2105:
Arthritis & other Foot Conditions - Monday 27 July
Gout: What is it & how is it treated?  - Tuesday 8 September
The importance of diet in muscle, bone and joint health - Tuesday 17 November

For full details please click here

Arthritis Victoria Webinar: Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness 
- Monday 17 August
Please click here for further information

Arthritis Victoria - 'Musculoskeletal Health' Webinar Series schedule.
Sleeping Better - Monday 20 July. For full details please click here
Gout strategies - Tuesday 25 August
Excercise prescription for the prevention of osteoporosis - Tuesday 15 September
Diagnosis, treatment and management of whiplash - Monday 19 October
Femoroacetabular impingement - Monday 16 November
Musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents - Tuesday 8 December

Please click here for further information

Self Management Courses

If your goal is to take charge of your arthritis and to learn in-depth how to manage your condition, then the ‘Take Charge’ and ‘Challenging Arthritis’ courses are for you.

Held at specific times throughout the year, the ‘Take Charge’ courses are delivered in a group setting by an experienced health educator from Arthritis Queensland.

For those living in rural and remote areas who cannot attend the ‘Take Charge’ courses, there is still help! The ‘Challenging Arthritis’ course is a distance course that allows you access to a health coach from Arthritis Queensland to help you along the way.

‘Take Charge’ Course

Arthritis Queensland has developed the ‘Take Charge’ courses to enable people living with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid/inflammatory arthritis to improve their health and wellbeing by taking charge of their condition through information, education, self management and positive lifestyle change. The courses also support the person to communicate well with their health professional team.

The courses are delivered by an experienced health educator from Arthritis Queensland and include interactive sessions, focusing on goal setting, problem solving, and effective communication with your health care team. The four modules of the course cover:

- What is inflammatory arthritis and what are the impacts

- Medications

- Exercise

- Nutrition

- Pain management

- Safe use of complementary therapies

- Joint protection and energy conservation

- Dealing with negative emotions

The courses can be delivered as two weekly sessions of 2.5 hours duration or as a one day workshop (5 hours). For further support, a health coaching phone call can be made to each participant six weeks following course completion.

You can choose between the Take Charge of Osteoarthritis course and the Take Charge of Rhematoid/Inflammatory Arthritis course.

‘Challenging Arthritis’ Course

This program is designed for people with arthritis living in a rural or remote area who are unable to attend our self-management programs in the metropolitan area. This distance course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain information and acquire the skills that will help you to self-manage your arthritis and make positive changes to your lifestyle.

Challenging Arthritis can be purchased for $60.00. For more information, please call Arthritis QLD on 1800 011 041 or email.