Daniel F. Battafarano, DO, MACP, MACR, shares the many ways his volunteering has enhanced his personal and professional life throughout his career.
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Have you ever wondered who plans the ACR annual meeting, State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Clinical Symposium, Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) and the ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium? Who chooses the topics? Who invites the speakers? You may be surprised to hear that it’s ACR members—just like you. These members volunteer for the ACR Committee on Education and/or its…
In the early days of summer, soon after U.S. doctors arrived in Ukraine on a medical mission, explosions shattered the quiet of the night. Some members of the team heard it; others slept through it—tired from the long journey into Lviv. The war with Russia has passed the one-year mark, and Ukraine perseveres. Echoes of…
Rheumatologists living in Ukraine press on with their work of treating patients despite the ongoing war that began with a Russian military invasion.
Tien-I Karleen Su, MD, FACR, who co-founded a practice in California, has been named the first chair of the CPC. Her first task will be to help fill out the council with rheumatology professionals from small or independent practices.
The new council, comprising professionals from small or independent rheumatology practices, will work with the ACR and its committees on issues that confront members in small practices.
Early in 2022, a few months into the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, Paula Rackoff, MD, a rheumatologist and clinical associate professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, felt an urgency to head to the region to assist the many refugees fleeing for the border with Poland. Dr. Rackoff canceled a planned…
“Advocacy is not about bribery. There’s nothing dirty about advocating for your patients and the future of your profession in terms of workforce, therapeutic advances and the financial viability of our practices. It’s our duty to do this,” he says. In his new role as the RheumPAC chair, he wants to help ACR/ARP members “see how vital these activities are to the success of our profession.”
Over the past 16 months, the world has shone a bright light on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Although the College has been focused on diversity initiatives since 2020, the interprofessional division of the College, the ARP, has recently taken a deeper dive into DEI initiatives in its processes, procedures and volunteering….
Volunteer leaders who are community rheumatologists share their thoughts about the professional and personal benefits of serving on ACR committees and encourage others to get involved.