Special thanks to our fantastic SPTF, to the co-chairs, Will and Sharad, to the members of the Blue Ribbon Panel, and the 2020 Task Force (see below for a full list of participants), and to all of you who provided critical feedback in our surveys. Special thanks to Mark Andrejeski, our executive VP, who carries the torch of strategic thinking and planning, and to our outstanding staff for their creativity and commitment. I look forward to working with many of you for the rest of this year, and for many years to come as we advance rheumatology!
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Dr. Uknis is professor of medicine and senior associate dean for admissions and strategy at Temple University in Philadelphia. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACR 2013–2016 Strategic Plan
Everyone will know the essential role and value of the specialty of rheumatology.
The ACR endorses the following core values in support of our vision and mission: professionalism, service to members, vitality of the profession, excellence in patient care, transparency, and innovation.
GOAL A: The ACR will develop tools to address evolving payment reforms, increase practice efficiency, and improve quality of care.
GOAL B: The ACR will increase recognition of the value of the specialty of rheumatology.
GOAL C: The ACR will strengthen research and training in rheumatology.
GOAL D: The ACR will provide an IT infrastructure to deliver ACR initiatives.
GOAL E: The ACR will reshape volunteerism.
GOAL F: The ACR will increase its international outreach and presence.
GOAL G: The ACR will meet the changing educational needs of our members and stakeholders.