About Us

About Us

Formed in September 2005, the Gout 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 Education Society offers complimentary resources for both the public and medical professionals.

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With gout incidence on the rise, the need for gout education is more important than ever.

Today, more than 9.2 million Americans are living with gout – with only 10 percent receiving needed, ongoing treatment.

Get Gout Aware

While the Gout Education Society provides gout education year-round, a special emphasis is placed on National Gout Awareness Day, which occurs near the middle of Arthritis Awareness Month on May 22.


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Gout Cartoons

Check out this months featured gout cartoons, inked by artist Shaun Boland.

Education Library Resources - Take a Stand on Gout- Implications of the ACR Guidelines for Gout Management

Gout Education Library

Download and order free gout resources.

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Gout Education Survey

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