ARHP announcements

ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting

 November 9–14, 2012, Washington, DC


The Seventeenth Pan American Congress of Rheumatology will be held April 17–21, 2012 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The congress is sponsored by the Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology. For additional information, visit

2011 Advanced Rheumatology Course

Join the 300 fellow rheumatology health professionals who have taken advantage of the online Advanced Rheumatology Course. The Advanced Rheumatology Course, formerly known as the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Postgraduate Rheumatology Training Program, is a comprehensive rheumatology training program for physicians, fellows-in-training, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians interested in rheumatology. The online course contains 19 modules organized into 3 tracks (adult, pediatric, and combined). Each module includes learning objectives, challenge questions, audio lecture presentation, references, and an assessment. Graduates who complete all module assessments within their registered track receive a certificate of completion and CME credit. Member discounts are available for ARHP members. For information on joining ARHP or registering for the course, visit

Volunteers Needed for From the Field Speakers Bureau

If you are passionate about the ACR Research and Education Foundation's mission to advance research and training to improve the health of people with rheumatic disease, we want you to share your story.

As part of the ongoing Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis campaign, the REF is recruiting rheumatologists, investigators, and health professionals to join the From the Field Speakers Bureau. Our From the Field volunteers will gather in select cities to help share advances in research, treatment, and care with individuals and families impacted by rheumatoid arthritis.

As a From the Field member, you help:

  • Provide patients and patient families struggling with RA the opportunity to learn cutting edge information that might ultimately impact treatment and care

  • Communicate hope for progress

  • Directly impact the Within Our Reach campaign, leading to increased funding opportunities for future research

For more information and to join please contact Alexa Newlin at (404) 633-3777 or

ACR Journals Now Accessible to Members Directly From the ACR Web Site

American College of Rheumatology members can now electronically access the full content of Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research directly from the ACR web site using their member login, without the need for any further login upon reaching the journals' sites. To access the full text of the journals, members should follow these easy steps: 1) Go to 2) Click “LOGIN” in the upper right corner of the home page. Use your member ID as the User Name and your last name as the Password. 3) Click on the “Publications” tab. 4) Click on “Arthritis & Rheumatism” or “Arthritis Care & Research” in the left menu. 5) Click on the red link “Click here for journal access.”

Members who prefer to continue accessing the ACR journals via their Wiley login can do so. In addition, direct access for members through the e-mailed tables of contents will be available later this year; in the meantime, members can access full-text articles from the links in the electronic tables of contents by using their Wiley login.

Individuals who have questions about their membership or member ID should e-mail; those who have technical questions about using the new system should contact