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Columns: Reckoning of a Presidential Year
I am flying back to San Francisco from Washington, D.C. It is late September, but publishing deadlines require that this column be submitted in a few days. I have been in Washington for a successful legislative briefing on Capitol Hill, as well as the second annual ACR Quality Summit. I will actually be home until the annual meeting because October is the only month all year that I will not get on an airplane for ACR business.
From the College: ACR Business Meeting 2007
The ACR will hold its annual business meeting for all members on Saturday, November 10, in Boston at the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. The business meeting will begin at 2 p.m., immediately preceding the “ACR Concurrent Abstract” presentation, and will include election of the ACR secretary, treasurer, and board members; and installation of the 71st ACR president, David A. Fox, MD.
From the College: REF Fellowship Training Award Expanded
Workforce training should be at the forefront of every rheumatologist’s mind. The release of the 2006 Rheumatology Workforce Study, commissioned by the ACR, confirms that the current shortage of rheumatologists will continue to increase, affecting current and future patient care.
From the College: Innovative Educational Programs for Rheumatology APNs and PAs
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect more than 46 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States. With the aging of the U.S. population, the number of adults with rheumatic disease is expected to increase to 67 million by 2030.1 While the demand for rheumatology services is increasing, the supply of practicing rheumatologists is diminishing. The ACR Rheumatology Workforce Study (published earlier this year) predicts that there will be little or no increase in the number of practicing...
One of the primary services that the ACR provides to members, and to rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals in general, is ongoing education. Many of the meetings you attend, the resources to help you prepare for exams, and the products you use to learn (or teach) new knowledge come from the ACR Committee on Education.
From the College: “Within Our Reach” Gears Up for Second Round of RA Grants
The ACR REF “Within Our Reach” campaign is now accepting applications for its second round of RA research grants. The first round of grants (announced in July) provided an estimated $6 million in funding to 15 recipients.
From the College: REF Preceptorship Award Recipients
Of the numerous training and research opportunities the REF offers, it is the Preceptorship Awards that best illustrate its commitment to ensuring the future of rheumatology.
From the College: “Within Our Reach” RA Grant Recipients Announced
Because so much is still unknown about RA - what causes it, why it affects people differently, how to cure it - and because research is underfunded (see Table 1), the ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) launched “Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis.”
From the College: Volunteer Opportunities for Fellows-in-Training
The spirit of volunteerism has changed from the baby boomers to Gen Xers, but the need has not. As professional associations and organizations evolve, the need for volunteers continues. Because fellows-in-training are new to rheumatology as well as the ACR, they bring a unique perspective to their volunteer roles.
From the College: Support for a Future without RA
Shirley Enis of Jacksboro, Texas, has decided to get involved with “Within Our Reach” because the campaign has the capacity to improve RA patients’ quality of life, alleviate long-term effects of RA, and ultimately ensure that future generations can enjoy life without RA.