ARHP Announcements

ARHP annual scientific meeting

November 6–11, 2007, Boston, MA

2007 Audioconference Series

The Rheumatology Audioconference Series is designed to meet the educational needs of health professionals involved in the management of patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. The series is a convenient, cost-effective way to experience leading content from experts in the field. Held monthly beginning in January and running through June, each live, interactive, 60-minute session will explore an aspect of the most current information available about arthritis care.

Sessions are always scheduled from noon to 1:00 PM Eastern Time, and registered participants will receive the speaker's handout materials prior to the call, along with a toll-free phone number and instructions on how to join the call and ask questions during the question/answer period. The Rheumatology Audioconference Series is an excellent in-service education tool. You and your colleagues can participate from the comfort of your office or conference room—all for a single registration fee. Contact Hours, CMEs, and Certificates of Participation are available.

The session topics and dates are: Wednesday, March 14, Current Management of Fibromyalgia, Daniel Clauw, MD; Tuesday, April 17, Sexual Issues in Rheumatic Disease, Amye Leong, MBA; Thursday, May 17, Evidence-Based Care for Children and Adolescents with Low Back Pain, Julie Fritz, PhD, PT; Thursday, June 14, Fatigue Management in Rheumatic Disease: A Team Approach, Geri Neuberger, RN, EdD.

Register for individual sessions ($35 member/$50 non-member) or save when you register for any combination of three sessions ($90 for member/$135 nonmember) or the complete series of all 6 calls ($168 member/$258 non-member). Registration must be received 48 hours before the call in order to receive the materials and instructions. Online registration and session details are available at

Nominate a Member for 2007 ARHP Merit Awards

The deadline for nominating an ARHP colleague for a service, research, practice, or lifetime achievement award is April 13, 2007. For more information go to

2007 Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the ARHP/ACR Annual Scientific Meeting to be held November 6–11 in Boston, MA will be E-mailed to all members in March. If you are not a member and would like to receive a copy, or if you have questions, please contact the ARHP Education Department, 1800 Century Place, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345 (404–633–3777), e-mail: Submission deadline is May 3, 2007. For additional information, visit the Web site at

New Clinical Care Text Now Available

The third edition of the Clinical Care in Rheumatic Diseases textbook is now available. This authoritative reference was designed for use by physicians, health professionals, and rheumatology training programs in medical and professional schools. The 316-page text, written by more than 60 experts in the field, covers the topics of clinical foundations, diagnosis and assessment, common diseases, clinical interventions, medications, problem management and resources. The price is $30 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Information on bulk sales is available on request. For more information, or to purchase please contact

ARHP Announces New List Serve Communities

The ARHP is excited to announce the launch of 4 list serve communities: Clinical, Pediatrics, Research, and Rehabilitation. This new member benefit is designed to improve communication among members, offer a forum for exchanging ideas, and allow you to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of your colleagues. The list serve communities are for ARHP members only. To subscribe, go to For additional information, contact Julie Anderson, Program Services Specialist (

ARHP Web Cases Updated

The ARHP has revamped their web-based cases into easy-to-use HTML format. These interactive cases on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia can now be easily accessed. ARHP's problem-oriented, computer-assisted web cases offer users an integrative approach to the rehabilitation management of rheumatic diseases. Each ARHP case contains a series of multiple-choice questions directing the user through the treatment of a unique patient-management situation. To view the cases, go to