ARHP Announcements

ARHP Annual Meeting

  October 25–30, 2013, San Diego

Fundamentals of Rheumatology Course: Registration Now Open

The ACR/ARHP announce the latest addition to the online education series. Fundamentals of Rheumatology will provide a flexible online source for nurses, medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, and office managers to adapt and develop their skills to support the multi-faceted care and management of rheumatology patients. The course offers five modules that can be purchased individually or in groups with topics that target specific needs such as Overview of Rheumatic Disease, Assessment and Management of the Adult with Rheumatic Disease, Assessment and Management of the Child with Rheumatic Disease, Nursing Management of the Infusion Patient, and Insurance Preauthorization. This activity was approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver of nursing continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours will be awarded from October 2, 2012 to October 2, 2014.

For additional information, visit and select Professional Meetings and Courses.

Increased CME: Advanced Rheumatology Course

The Advanced Rheumatology Course is an online series of 19 modules offering in-depth knowledge of rheumatology along with practical clinical skills to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, fellows-in-training, and other clinicians who care for patients with or at risk for rheumatic disease and musculoskeletal conditions. Modules are updated annually to ensure increased educational value and offer up-to-date content.

Each module features five components: learning objectives, a challenge section, a lecture presentation, clinical pears (tip sheets), and an assessment. Achieving each module's learning objectives enables graduates to incorporate the acquired knowledge and skills into their practices quickly with less on-the-job training. The course, designed to be convenient for the working clinician, allows you to review content from work, home, or while traveling. Participants receive CME credits upon passing each module assessment with 70% or greater. CME offerings have been increased for each track (adult, pediatric, or combined) and you can now purchase individual modules (hours vary). For additional information or to register, go to and select Professional Meetings and Courses or contact the ARHP staff at 404-633-3777.

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