Patient and staff education is the key to effectively handling emergencies and flares in rheumatic disease,” says Gail McIlvain-Simpson, MSN, RN, CS, an advanced practice nurse at Al DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.
Want to learn more about total hip arthroplasty? Register for the January 17 ARHP Rheumatology Audioconference, Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Total Hip Arthroplasties, where Alberto Bolanos, MD, will describe the latest advances in these procedures.
The ACR has several opportunities for rheumatologists who must recertify through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
The Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Diseases Conference will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Va. March 2–4, 2007. The conference brings together researchers, Food and Drug Administration representatives, and pharmaceutical representatives in a unique forum to discuss new therapies in rheumatology.
Each January, rheumatologists from across the country gather in Snowmass, Colo., for a 30-year-old tradition of learning, networking, and skiing at the Winter Rheumatology Symposium. This year attendees can go to more than 20 sessions on topics including treatment dilemmas in systemic vasculitis, eicosinoids, targeting tumor necrosis factor, systemic sclerosis-like diseases, and new RA treatments.
For Maribeth Morral, a third-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine in State College, Pa., and ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) Preceptorship winner, her first exposure to rheumatology was the product of a chance encounter. In the first year of medical school at Penn State, students are assigned to track a chronically ill patient throughout the year as a learning experience. Morral’s patient happened to be an 11-year-old girl diagnosed with juvenile RA.
The Research Committee of the United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) has launched a series of workshops to provide early-career clinical investigators with an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in rheumatology, and to assist them in securing funding and learning other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.
Rheumatology training programs adopt computerized fellowship selection