The 2007 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting was well received by attendees, and the ACR and the ARHP are building on that foundation by offering a variety of in-depth sessions at the 2008 meeting in San Francisco on October 24–29.
You Might Also Like
Explore This IssueJune 2008
Also By This Author
This year’s attendees will experience a meeting like no other, with new offerings and the return of highly successful sessions and networking opportunities. The ACR’s Committee on Education, Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, ARHP Program Committee, and ARHP Clinical Focus Course Task Force used the 2007 attendees’ survey results to identify areas of interest for this year’s meeting. With these data, they developed scientific sessions to cover areas where gaps were identified and created concurrent sessions that will provide something for every interest.
Here’s what you can expect at the 2008 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting:
- Pre-conference courses that appeal to attendees looking to catch up on cutting-edge medical studies and that are designed to offer unique learning opportunities to attendees with specific interests and chances to interact with panel members at all levels;
- A Clinical Research Conference that takes a close look at clinical trials and research methods, as well as observational studies of non-pharmacologic interventions;
- An ACR/ABIM Maintenance of Certification course that offers 50 case-based questions from ABIM’s 2007 and 2008 Update Modules and is designed to help rheumatologists navigate and excel at the recertification process;
- A Basic Research Conference that provides an update of the most recent scientific developments in the field of rheumatology and offers something for all attendees, especially avid researchers; and
- The 2008 ACR Review and 2008 ARHP Clinical Focus courses designed with clinicians in mind, offering breakout sessions that will allow one-on-one interactions geared towards clinicians’ specialty areas.
As in previous years, attendees can expect to see the latest technologies and research data, making this a valuable educational experience.
The meeting’s keynote speaker will be James Louie, MD, professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, who will offer unique insights on the creativity and determination of artists —both past and present—who lived with rheumatic diseases, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Raoul Duffy, and Paul Klee.
With the creation of new sessions and opportunities, the return of popular sessions and opportunities from past annual meetings, and an informational keynote address, the 2008 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting offers something for everyone.
For more information about the meeting, visit www.rheumatology.org/annual—and look for highlights of new and returning sessions in future issues of The Rheumatologist.