ACR Announcements


ACR Meetings

Annual Meetings

November 6–11, 2007, Boston

October 24–29, 2008, San Francisco

For additional information, contact the ACR office.

Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15

Nominations for the 2007 ACR Awards of Distinction and ACR Masters are due May 15. To nominate someone for one of the Awards of Distinction (Paulding Phelps Award, Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award, Distinguished Basic Investigator Award, Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award, Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award, Excellence in Investigative Mentoring, and Presidential Gold Medal), the sponsor must submit a nomination form, a letter of nomination, two additional letters of recommendation, and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.

Recognition as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology is one of the highest honors the College bestows. The designation of Master is conferred on ACR members, age 65 or older, who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and profession. This honor is usually bestowed upon no more than 15 members per year. To nominate someone for Master status, the sponsor must submit a nomination form and two supporting letters from voting members of the ACR. Nominees for ACR Master must have reached the age of 65 before October 1, 2007.

Nomination forms for Awards of Distinction and Masters are available from the Membership Department at the ACR office and in the Membership section of the ACR Web site. Completed nomination packets should be sent to Chair, Committee on Nominations and Appointments, c/o the ACR office. The 2007 award recipients will be honored at the ACR Annual Meeting in Boston in November.

ACR Invites Nominations for Leadership Positions

The ACR encourages all members to participate in forming policy and conducting activities of the College by assuming positions of leadership in the organization. Appointments will become effective at the 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting in November. Positions are available on the following committees: Communications and Marketing, Corporate Relations, Education, Ethics and Conflict of Interest, Finance, Government Affairs, Journal Publications, Nominations and Appointments, Quality Measures, Research, Rheumatologic Care, and Rheumatology Training and Workforce Issues. Positions are also available on the ACR Board of Directors and on the Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Council, Development Advisory Council, and Study Sections. Two ACR officer positions—Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer—and one Research and Education Foundation officer position—Vice President—are available as well. Members are invited to submit names of candidates to serve as officers, on committees, or on the Board of Directors. For more information, contact the Director of Membership by phone at (404) 633-3777 or by e-mail at membership@rheumatology.org. Volunteer forms and committee descriptions are available from the Membership Department at the ACR office and in the Membership section of the ACR Web site. Nominations should be sumbitted by June 1 to Chair, Committee on Nominations and Appointments, c/o the ACR office.

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