The ARHP has made significant progress toward the goals identified in its long range plan for this year, and I would like to share some of these achievements with you.
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One of the ARHP’s primary goals is to have educational offerings that are high quality, current, state-of-the-art, streamlined, diverse, and varied for a worldwide audience. Some of this year’s educational achievements include:
- The 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston this November promises to be another outstanding educational program, designed to meet the needs and interests of every rheumatology health professional. One key offering is the 2007 Clinical Focus Course, “Completing the Puzzle: Other Aspects of Rheumatic Diseases,” designed for advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, trainees, and other health professionals. The course will provide advanced information on the management of patients with rheumatic diseases;
- The 2007 audioconference series was highly successful and reached a large audience across the U.S. and Canada. Plans are underway for the 2008 audioconference series; and
- Progress continues on the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Rheumatology Training Program, which is scheduled to premiere at the end of this year. This program, consisting of 19 online modules plus a one-day hands-on course, is designed to provide nurse practitioners and physician assistants with basic knowledge and clinical skills in the management of adults and children with rheumatic diseases.
Another major goal is to promote leadership through identification, placement, and mentoring of volunteers. Progress toward this goal includes: