Formed in September 2005, the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society is a nonprofit organization of health care professionals dedicated to educating the public and health care community about gout – an extremely painful form of inflammatory arthritis – and the related health care consequences of hyperuricemia. With the aim of improving the quality of care and minimizing the burden of gout, the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society offers complimentary resources for both the public and medical professionals.
With gout incidence on the rise, the need for gout education is more important than ever. Today, more than 8.3 million Americans are living with gout – with only 10 percent receiving needed, ongoing treatment.
While the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society provides gout education year-round, a special emphasis is placed on National Gout Awareness Day, which falls every year on May 22.