ARHP announcements

ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting

November 6–11, 2007, Boston

October 24–29, 2008, San Francisco

ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting Registration

It is not too late to register for the 2007 ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting to be held November 6–11 in Boston. The ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, held in conjunction with the American College of Rheumatology's Annual Scientific Meeting is planned to reflect the needs and interests of health professionals working with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. It provides a forum to address issues of professional significance with a multidisciplinary audience. Members and nonmembers may review ACR and ARHP programming, register for the meeting, and make hotel reservations online at

Mark Your Calendar for the Clinical Focus Course–Completing the Puzzle: Other Aspects of Rheumatology Disease

The ARHP preconference Clinical Focus Course will be offered November 7, 2007 as part of the ACR and ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston. The preconference course is designed to assist clinicians in gaining increased understanding of selected aspects of rheumatic disease, while building on their current knowledge base. Details and registration materials will be available this month at

ARHP Rheumatology Audioconference Series

The ARHP 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. If you are unable to attend, audio CDs of any session in the 2007 or 2008 series are available for purchase.

Sessions are 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. This 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.

The 2008 session topics and dates are: Tuesday, January 15, Promoting Safety Among the Elderly: Self Confidence and Function, Patricia A. Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN; Tuesday, February 12, The Heart “Ache” of Lupus, Susan Manzi, MD, MPH; Tuesday, March 18, Hypermobility Syndromes: The True Collagen Disorders, Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR; Thursday, April 17, The Pain Puzzle, Michael A. Rapoff, PhD; Wednesday, May 21, Nonsurgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Maura D. Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH; Wednesday, June 1, The Impact of Public Health on Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases, Teresa J. Brady, PhD.

You can register for individual sessions, any combination of 3 sessions, or the complete series of 6 calls. Register now and take advantage of the current 2007 prices (registration prices will increase January 1, 2008). Online registration and session details are available at

Deadline: Call for Proposals for the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco

A call for proposals has been announced for the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 24–29, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The deadline is Friday, November 16, 2007. Submission details are available online through the ARHP website at If you have questions, contact Happy Tyree, Educational Programs Manager, (404) 633-3777; E-mail: