“I am proud to be a rheumatologist and to be standing here before you as the ACR president. … It’s been a great life journey,” said David Daikh, MD, PhD, as he welcomed attendees to the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20. Approximately 15,000 rheumatologists, rheumatology professionals and patients from the U.S. and around the world are in attendance.
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Dr. Daikh reminded attendees of some of the ACR’s accomplishments from the past year. “The ACR supports science and innovation,” he said. He talked about the RISE registry, saying it was created by the ACR to help prepare rheumatologists for the significant challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
He also spoke about the longer term goals and accomplishments, saying, “The development of an effective advocacy effort has been one of the most important accomplishments of the past decade.” Visit the ACR’s Legislative Action Center to learn more.