Accordingly, she has charged ARHP’s standing Committee on Practice and Membership to explore expansion of student memberships. The ARHP will also continue “stretching beyond our continental borders to embrace our international colleagues, and bring in their expertise,” she notes. For instance, the ARHP’s Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases, 3rd Edition has been translated into several different languages.
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“The ARHP is the premier organization for rheumatology health professionals, and I don’t see that changing,” says Kimpton. While other specialty-specific rheumatology organizations exist, no other organization matches the ARHP’s collaborative approach.
“The health and wellness of someone with rheumatic disease can be managed optimally when all the relevant disciplines are involved,” she says. “It is so exciting that the professionals in our organization collaborate in patient care, rheumatology research, and in providing professional support. Even though it is a secondary or tertiary professional organization, ARHP is a professional home to so many people.”
Gretchen Henkel is a frequent contributor to The Rheumatologist.