Under the ACR’s new strategic plan, the mission of the ACR is advancing rheumatology, and the new vision is to enhance the value and impact of rheumatology in a changing healthcare environment. These cannot be achieved without the time, effort, talent, and experience of its volunteer leadership and committee members.
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The ACR welcomes self-nominations or nominations of colleagues for a position on an ACR standing committee, the ACR board of directors, the REF board of directors, or an REF council. Nominations are due June 1. Accepted candidates will be notified at the end of the summer, and appointments are made each year in conjunction with the annual meeting. Most elected terms are three years. Below are the standing committees of the ACR and the REF that are appointed by the ACR Committee on Nominations and Appointments:
- Executive Committee
- Board of Directors
- Committee on Communications and Marketing
- Committee on Corporate Relations
- Committee on Education
- Committee on Ethics and Conflicts of Interest
- Committee on Finance
- Committee on Government Affairs
- Committee on Journal Publications
- Committee on Quality of Care
- Committee on Nominations and Appointments
- Committee on Registries and Health Information Technology
- Committee on Research
- Committee on Rheumatologic Care
- Committee on Rheumatology Training and Workforce Issues
- Executive Committee of Pediatric Rheumatology Section
- Executive Committee of Rehabilitative Rheumatology Section
- REF Board of Directors
- REF Scientific Advisory Council
- REF Development Advisory
- REF Within Our Reach Campaign Leadership Council
Take two easy steps to volunteer for the ACR:
- View the different volunteer opportunities offered to determine if you or a colleague could potentially fill one of the spaces.
- Nominate yourself or a colleague by completing an application at www.rheumatology.org/about. You will need your biosketch and, if applicable, a letter of recommendation.
ACR President Stanley B. Cohen, MD encourages volunteerism in the ACR and views it as an important experience in the career of a rheumatologist. “It allows you to be a voice in the decision-making processes for various aspects of our work, including quality issues, advocacy, and education,” he says. “I encourage each member to volunteer and start to become a part of our future.”
Now is the time to work toward a vibrant future for rheumatology. Participating in the work of the ACR will not only give you the opportunity to advance its mission and vision, but it will allow you to shape the future of rheumatology. To learn more about volunteerism and your eligibility to serve, visit www.rheumatology.org/about.