ARHP announcements

ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting

October 24–29, 2008, San Francisco

ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting Registration

Registration materials are available for the 2008 ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 24–29 in San Francisco. 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

ARHP Clinical Focus Course: Advanced Practice Skills Training

The ARHP preconference Clinical Focus Course will be offered October 25, 2008 as part of the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. This interactive, hands-on preconference course will give interested nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinicians specific information and practice in performing adult and pediatric rheumatology-specific physical examinations and in calculating HAQ and DAS28 scores. Participants will also be given the opportunity to practice intraarticular injections on small and large joint prosthetic models. Details and registration materials are available at

Submissions Now Being Accepted for the 2008 ACR Annual Slide Competition

Your medical slides could make you a winner in the ACR Annual Slide Competition. The submitter of the slide that is judged best overall will receive complimentary registration to the 2009 ACR Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, plus 4-night complimentary hotel accommodations during the meeting. In addition, the submitters of the winning slides in each individual category (Still, Dynamic, Case Study) will receive complimentary registration to the 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting. All winning slides will be published in a future issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. Submissions are due by September 2, 2008. To view the competition criteria and submit an image, visit If you have any questions, e-mail

ARHP Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

Looking for $500 to travel to the destination of your choice? Then look no further than the ARHP Member-Get-A-Member Campaign. Between February 1 and August 25, 2008, any ARHP and ACR member who sponsors the most new ARHP members will receive a $500 gift certificate from the airline of their choice. A gift certificate will be awarded during the 2008 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco to both the top ACR and ARHP member recruiter. To get started, talk with your health professional colleagues and stress the many benefits that ARHP can provide, have them complete a membership application, and make sure you are listed as the sponsor in order to receive credit. Remember, the more new ARHP members you sponsor, the closer you get to your $500 airline gift certificate. Go to for a membership recruitment kit.

Pay Your 2008 ARHP Membership Dues Online

You can pay your 2008 membership dues online, and also make changes to your professional information at the same time. Go to and select Pay Membership Dues. Remember your membership runs by calendar year.

Educational Program

Paediatric Rheumatology European Society Congress. September 14–17, 2008, London, England. Sponsored by the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology. For information, visit the Web site