The deadline for nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and for a Masters designation is May 15, 2008, and award recipients are chosen by the Committee on Nominations and Appointments in late summer. Awards are presented at the ACR Annual Scientific Meeting’s Opening Lecture and include:
Presidential Gold Medal: The highest award that the ACR can bestow, this recognizes outstanding achievements in rheumatology over an entire career. Candidates should have made important contributions in multiple areas, such as clinical medicine, research, education, or administration. The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash award. This award is supported by an endowed fund created by the past presidents of the ACR and managed by the ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF). Active or Emeritus ACR members are eligible.