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Annual Meetings

 November 4–9, 2011, Chicago

 November 9–14, 2012, Washington

For additional information, contact the ACR office.

A Scientific Program That Surpasses Excellence

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  2. ACR Meetings
  3. A Scientific Program That Surpasses Excellence
  4. Volunteers Needed for REF From the Field Speakers Bureau
  5. ACR Journals Now Accessible to Members Directly From the ACR Web Site
  6. Education Programs

The 2010 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta offered many new and exciting scientific opportunities that were well received. The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Planning Committees are building on that success by creating a program that continues to meet the needs of all attendees, so plan to join us November 4–9, 2011 in Chicago, for the premier rheumatology meeting.

The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Planning Committees are extremely excited about this year's program. In addition to returning favorites such as the Year in Review, Curbside Consults—Ask the Professors, The Great Debate, and Thieves' Market, the 2011 program has been expanded to include more concurrent abstract sessions, clinical reviews, as well as clinical symposia. An innovative session being introduced this year, the ACR Knowledge Bowl, is designed to encourage team building and networking, and will surely become a new favorite.

Preconference courses. In an effort to meet the needs of attendees, the ACR/ARHP preconference course schedule has been revised. These courses, which will be offered Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, will provide attendees with the opportunity to take advantage of an array of offerings from the extremely popular ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists to the all-time favorite—the ACR Review Course. In addition to the aforementioned courses, the ACR Clinical Research Conference, the ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course, the ACR/ABIM Maintenance of Certification Learning Session, the ARHP Clinical Focus Course, and the ACR Basic Research Conference will be offered. For topic and session information, visit the ACR web site at www.rheumatology.org/annual. Plan to register early as you do not want to miss the opportunity to attend one of these exciting programs.

Meet the Professors/workshops: Make your annual meeting experience distinctive and personal by participating in a Meet the Professor or workshop session. These interactive classroom-style sessions offer opportunities for comprehensive instruction and in-depth discussion with respected experts on a specific focused subject. Over 90 sessions will be offered, covering a wide variety of topics, with workshops providing an opportunity to hone your skills and education. Old favorites, including joint injection techniques and musculoskeletal examination, will be offered, along with a new workshop on ring splinting. Space is limited, so plan to register early for one of these unique opportunities.

Improved poster hall. The poster hall, which will be adjacent to the exhibit hall, will open 30 minutes earlier, at 8:30 AM. In addition, based on attendee feedback, lounge areas will be set up to provide more networking opportunities.

Networking opportunities. The ARHP has moved the Networking Forum, a discipline-specific forum designed to provide an opportunity for attendees to meet colleagues within their discipline, to the lunchtime slot. The increasingly popular Networking at Noon will also be held during the lunchtime slot. Over 30 topic-specific tables will be available for attendees to have their questions/concerns addressed and again, network with colleagues.

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to attend an ACR study group. These sessions are designed to bring together attendees with a common interest in one disease, a group of related disorders, or a specialized field of study, for discussion and dissemination of information. They are open to all meeting attendees.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago for what will be a memorable ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting!

Volunteers Needed for REF From the Field Speakers Bureau

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  2. ACR Meetings
  3. A Scientific Program That Surpasses Excellence
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  5. ACR Journals Now Accessible to Members Directly From the ACR Web Site
  6. Education Programs

If you are passionate about the ACR Research and Education Foundation's mission to advance research and training to improve the health of people with rheumatic disease, we want you to share your story. As part of the ongoing Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis campaign, the REF is recruiting rheumatologists, investigators, and health professionals to join the From the Field Speakers Bureau. Our From the Field volunteers will gather in select cities to help share advances in research, treatment, and care with individuals and families impacted by rheumatoid arthritis. As a From the Field member, you help to provide patients and patient families struggling with rheumatoid arthritis the opportunity to learn cutting-edge information that might ultimately impact treatment and care, communicate hope for progress, and directly impact the Within Our Reach campaign, leading to increased funding opportunities for future research. For more information and to join, please contact the REF at (404) 633-3777 or ref@rheumatology.org.

ACR Journals Now Accessible to Members Directly From the ACR Web Site

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  3. A Scientific Program That Surpasses Excellence
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  5. ACR Journals Now Accessible to Members Directly From the ACR Web Site
  6. Education Programs

American College of Rheumatology members can now electronically access the full content of Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research directly from the ACR web site using their member login, without the need for any further login upon reaching the journals' sites. To access the full text of the journals, members should follow these easy steps: 1) Go to www.rheumatology.org. 2) Click “LOGIN” in the upper right corner of the home page. Use your member ID as the User Name and your last name as the Password. 3) Click on the “Publications” tab. 4) Click on “Arthritis & Rheumatism” or “Arthritis Care & Research” in the left menu. 5) Click on the red link “Click here for journal access.”

Members who prefer to continue accessing the ACR journals via their Wiley login can do so. In addition, direct access for members through the e-mailed tables of contents will be available later this year; in the meantime, members can access full-text articles from the links in the electronic tables of contents by using their Wiley login.

Individuals who have questions about their membership or member ID should e-mail membership@rheumatology.org; those who have technical questions about using the new system should contact infosys@rheumatology.org.

Education Programs

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  3. A Scientific Program That Surpasses Excellence
  4. Volunteers Needed for REF From the Field Speakers Bureau
  5. ACR Journals Now Accessible to Members Directly From the ACR Web Site
  6. Education Programs

2011 Midwest Rheumatology Summit: Changing the Paradigm for Improving Outcomes in Rheumatic Disease. September 23–24, 2011, Chicago, IL. Registration fee is $195 through September 13, 2011 and $215 thereafter. A special reservation rate at the conference hotel is available for reservations made prior to September 2, 2011. For additional information, visit the web site www.midwesternrheumatology.com.

Eleventh International Symposium on Sjögren's Syndrome. September 28–October 1, 2011, Athens, Greece. Sponsored by the School of Medicine, University of Athens. Abstract submission deadline is June 30, 2011. Official language will be English. For additional information, e-mail congress@pco-convin.gr or visit the web site http://www.pco-convin.gr.

Tenth Pan Arab Rheumatology Conference and Second Saudi Society of Rheumatology Conference. January 16–19, 2012, Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. Preregistration fees (in US dollars) are as follows: $350 (physicians), $150 (nurses and other allied health professionals) through September 30, 2011; $450 (physicians), $200 (nurses and other allied health professionals) October 1, 2011–January 15, 2012. On-site registration fees are as follows: $550 (physicians), $250 (nurses and other allied health professionals). Abstract deadline is September 30, 2011. Official language will be English. For additional information, contact isgregorio@kfshrc.edu.sa or visit the web site www.panarabrheuma.com.