“I would like to attend the conference because I have personal experience with rheumatic disease and I have watched my father battle with rheumatoid arthritis my entire life,” she says. “I have seen some of the devastating effects of rheumatic diseases, so that is what piqued my interest. I believe that becoming knowledgeable about this part of the health field will make me a more well-rounded occupational therapist. By learning more about rheumatic diseases, I believe that I will be able to help my future clients more effectively. I am most interested in learning about rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.”
Thomas R. Collins is a medical writer based in Florida.
Note: Issue went to press prior to the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.