VBL Therapeutics announces upcoming presentations at premier dermatology and cancer research meetings

November 16, 2015

"Although arthritis and student-age patients are not traditionally thought of together, the reality is quite different. People are constantly surprised to learn that arthritis affects young children and adolescents," says Dr. Michel Zummer, Head of Rheumatology, CH Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Associate Professor, Universit? de Montr?al and chair of the UCBeyond Rheumatoid Arthritis Scholarship selection committee. "That is why the UCBeyond scholarship program is so valuable to the arthritis community - it has made a dramatic impact on the lives of young people by allowing them to pursue their educational goals and empowering them to overcome challenges the disease imposes on their lives."

"Given the peak age of onset of Crohn's disease often coincides with the age of post-secondary education, we see many students whose schooling becomes interrupted because of their disease," says Dr. Remo Panaccione, Associate Professor and Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, University of Calgary and chair of the UCBeyond Crohn's Disease Scholarship selection committee. "Alleviating a burden such as tuition from these students' shoulders, through an initiative such as the UCBeyond Scholarship Program, greatly impacts their ability to focus on staying healthy and succeeding in school."

Supporters of the UCBeyond Scholarship Program include: The Arthritis Society (TAS), Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE), the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA), the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA), the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) and the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF).