Recommended reading from A&R and AC&R
The Rheumatologist: November 2006
Handpicked Reviews of Contemporary Literature
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.
It has been my distinct pleasure to work with consumer collaborators—people living with arthritis—on research projects, advisory boards, and review panels, in consensus meetings to establish research agendas, and as co-educators in health professional programs. Those I work with have chosen the term “consumer collaborator” to reflect their contribution to and eventual use of our partnerships, although others might call them patients or clients.
The ARHP is pleased to announce the first recipients of its new Graduate Student Recognition Award: Rahul Kanna and Denise Power. By supporting the efforts of non-medical graduate students interested in rheumatology, this new award program recognizes creative research projects that merge the theory and clinical practice of rheumatologic care in an effort to improve the lives of patients with rheumatic diseases.
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.
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Rheumatologists must guide the quality movement to improve patient care
One of many information resources from ACR
The youngest ACR publication gets a name
A Day in the Life of Cynthia Aranow, MD
Rheumatologists positive but cautious about their brushes with the quality movement
X-ray expert John Sharp, MD, revolutionized RA tracking with the Sharp score
Rheumatology training programs adopt computerized fellowship selection
Rheumatologists should monitor and aggressively treat cardiac risk factors in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis