ARHP announcements

ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting

 November 6–11, 2010, Atlanta

 November 4–9, 2011, Chicago

SessionSelect Available to Scientific Registrants for the ACR/ARHP 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting

All scientific registrants for the ACR/ARHP 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting will receive complimentary online access for one full year to more than 90% of the 2009 educational sessions using ACR SessionSelect. For additional information, visit the ACR Web site.

Purchase 2009 ARHP Audioconference Series Now

Did you miss a session of the ARHP Rheumatology Audioconference Series this year? If so, you can purchase the webcast of any 2009 session. Details are available at The 2009 topics available for purchase are: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Care Providers: Impact of the Relationship on Patient Care, Professional Education, Health Care Costs, and Public Perception, Lenore M. Buckley, MD, MPH; Biologic Logic: Making Sense of Current Therapies for Rheumatic Diseases, Daniel F. Battafarano, DO, FACP, FACR; How Can We Help Our Clients with Scleroderma Manage Musculoskeletal and Functional Limitations? Janet L. Poole, PhD, OTR; Physical Activity Among People with Arthritis: Assessment, Considerations, and Behavior Change, Julie Keysor, PhD, PT; Reconditioning Hearts and Muscles: The Fit and Strong: Osteoarthritis Evidence-Based Program, Susan Hughes, DSW; Managing Office Infusions: From Biologics to Bones, Josh S. Brinks, BSN, MSN, FNP; Positive Antinuclear Antibodies, Rheumatoid Factors, and Cyclic Citrullinated Peptides: What Does It All Mean? Benjamin J. Smith, PA-C; and Medicare Updates: Where Do We Stand? Antanya A. Chung, CCP, CPC-I.

Pay Your 2010 ARHP Membership Dues Online

You can pay your 2010 membership dues online, and also make changes to your professional information at the same time. Go to and select Pay Membership Dues. Remember your membership runs by calendar year.

NP and PA Postgraduate Rheumatology Training Program Now Available

The ACR/ARHP Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Postgraduate Rheumatology Training Program is now open for registration. More than 60 experts have dedicated hundreds of hours to complete this innovative program, which includes 18 hours of audio-annotated PowerPoint slides, 2,800 slides, and 631 images in 19 modules. This novel Web-based program will allow NPs, PAs, and others interested in rheumatology to have a flexible, affordable way to build competence in the care of persons with rheumatic diseases. For additional information, visit the ARHP Web site at

2010 PANLAR-Abbott Prizes in Rheumatology

Applications are being accepted for the 2010 Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR)–Abbott Prizes in Rheumatology. The 2 prizes (in clinical or basic science research) will be presented in Atlanta during the 2010 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. Applicants must be ≤45 years of age as of October 1, 2010 and must live and work in a Latin American country. Applications will be judged on the basis of 1) curriculum vitae or biosketch (4-page limit), 2) 2 letters of support, 3) personal statement, 4) description of research accomplished (2-page limit), and 5) research proposal (10-page limit excluding references) in the following format: specific aims, background and significance, preliminary work (pertinent to study being proposed), and study design (methods, anticipated results, limitations, timetable). Complete applications (minus support letters) should be submitted electronically to Graciela S. Alarcón, MD, MPH, Chairperson, PANLAR-Abbott Rheumatology Prize Selection Committee ( and must be received on or before August 20, 2010 (4:00 PM CST). The letters of support should be sent separately to the same address. Applications will be evaluated by a team of 7 jurors from PANLAR countries; the final ranking of the applications will be based on a previously agreed upon scoring system. For additional information, contact Dr. Alarcón or Luis R. Espinoza, MD, PANLAR President ( or visit the Web site