ARHP announcements


ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting

October 16–21, 2009, Philadelphia

Online-Only Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research Subscription Option for ACR Members

Members of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals who wish to receive Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research in electronic form only may opt to receive a paperless subscription. This option has been available to members outside of North America since 2007, and beginning with the January 2009 issues of the journals, will become available to members in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The online editions of the journals include HTML and PDF versions of all articles, supplementary materials, and search capability, with several enhancements planned.

US, Canada, and Mexico ACR/ARHP members who wish to request an online-only subscription should check the “online-only journal” option on the membership notice. Members who wish to switch to an online-only subscription later in the year, after the membership notice has been sent in, should send an e-mail to membership@rheumatology.org. Include your name, postal address, and member number if known. Members outside the US, Canada, and Mexico who wish to request an online-only subscription should check the “online-only journal” option on the membership notice.

To access the full, current content of Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research online, ACR/ARHP members must complete a one-time registration. To do so, go to the home page of the ACR Web site, click Publications, click either Arthritis & Rheumatism or Arthritis Care & Research, and follow the instructions shown for first-time users (you will need to enter your ACR username and password to access the instructions).

SessionSelect Available at No Charge to Scientific Registrants for the ACR/ARHP 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting

All scientific registrants for the ACR/ARHP 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting will receive complimentary online access to more than 90% of the 2008 educational sessions, for one year at no charge, using ACR SessionSelect. This bonus, valued at more than $490, allows registrants the flexibility to view recorded educational sessions from the 2008 meeting from almost anywhere. ACR SessionSelect includes two viewing options: webcasts and downloadable vodcasts. For additional information, visit the ACR Web site.

Purchase Your 2008 ARHP Rheumatology Audioconference Series CD Now

Did you miss a session of the ARHP Rheumatology Audioconference Series this year? If so, you can purchase an audio CD of any 2008 session. Details are available at http://www.rheumatology.org/arhp/education/audioconf3.asp.

The 2008 session topics were: Promoting Safety Among the Elderly: Self Confidence and Function (Patricia A. Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN); The Heart “Ache” of Lupus (Susan Manzi, MD, MPH); Hypermobility Syndromes: The True Collagen Disorders (Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR); The Pain Puzzle (Michael A. Rapoff, PhD); Nonsurgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (Maura D. Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH); and The Impact of Public Health on Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases (Teresa J. Brady, PhD).

Pay Your 2009 ARHP Membership Dues Online

You can pay your 2009 membership dues online, and also make changes to your professional information at the same time. Go to www.rheumatology.org and select Pay Membership Dues. Remember your membership runs by calendar year.

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