September 6, 2012 · 2:34 PM

People in Campbell River who live with arthritis may benefit from the arrival of two new rheumatologists that are coming to Nanaimo.

The pair will help kick off Arthritis Awareness Month this September by leading a free public forum.

Dr. Alison Kydd and Dr. Nicole Baur are going fill a gap that has impacted people living with arthritis on Vancouver Island.

“We currently have one rheumatologist who is serving this part of Vancouver Island and that is not realistic, given the demand – there is a year’s waiting list,” says Cari Taylor of the Arthritis Society.

The forum takes place on Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., at Beban Park Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd., in Nanaimo.

There is no cost to attend the forum but registration is required by calling 1-866-414-7766 or e-mailing