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  2. ACR Meetings
  3. Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15
  4. ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions
  5. ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading
  6. ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
  7. ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate
  8. Education Programs

Annual Meetings

  November 14–19, 2014, Boston

  November 6–11, 2015, San Francisco

Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading

  April 25, 2014, Chicago

State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

  April 26–27, 2014, Chicago

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate

  June 27–29, 2014, Jacksonville

For additional information, contact the ACR office.

Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15

  1. Top of page
  2. ACR Meetings
  3. Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15
  4. ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions
  5. ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading
  6. ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
  7. ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate
  8. Education Programs

The ACR has many Awards of Distinction, including the Presidential Gold Medal. Members who wish to nominate a colleague or mentor for an Award of Distinction must complete the online form at www.rheumatology.org. The nomination process includes a letter of nomination, 2 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 ACR 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 achievements and/or service to their patients, students, and the profession. To nominate someone for a Master designation, members must complete the online nomination form at www.rheumatology.org and include a letter of nomination, 2 supporting letters from voting members of the ACR, and the nominee's curriculum vitae. Nominees for ACR Master must have reached the age of 65 before October 1, 2014.

ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions

  1. Top of page
  2. ACR Meetings
  3. Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15
  4. ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions
  5. ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading
  6. ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
  7. ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate
  8. Education Programs

The ACR encourages all members to participate in forming policy and conducting activities by assuming positions of leadership in the organization. Positions are available in all areas of the work of the American College of Rheumatology and the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Please visit www.rheumatology.org for information about nominating yourself or a colleague for a volunteer position with the College. The deadline for volunteer nominations is June 2, 2014. Letters of recommendation are not required but are preferred.

ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading

  1. Top of page
  2. ACR Meetings
  3. Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15
  4. ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions
  5. ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading
  6. ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
  7. ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate
  8. Education Programs

Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading, an ACR program designed specifically for allied health professionals working in the field of rheumatology, will provide attendees with a primer on use and reading of plain x-rays in key rheumatic diseases. This program, taking place April 25, 2014 in Chicago, will combine didactic and hands-on sessions presented by experts in the field. Attendees will be taken through a step-by-step process of reading films of key skeletal structures. Typical findings of various rheumatologic conditions will be reviewed, including connections between each of the diseases and the appearances these processes produce on the x-ray image. After the didactic presentation on each disease, small group sessions will be held, in which participants will have the opportunity to read actual films under expert guidance.

The last day for advance registration is April 9, 2014. For the complete program or to register online, visit www.rheumatology.org/education.

ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

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  2. ACR Meetings
  3. Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15
  4. ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions
  5. ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading
  6. ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
  7. ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate
  8. Education Programs

For those who are looking for a program that provides the most up-to-date information in the field of rheumatology with an emphasis on clinical application to a rheumatology practice, the ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium, to be held April 26–27, 2014 in Chicago, is a great resource. This one-and-a-half–day event offers a range of content delivered by key opinion leaders in areas such as therapeutic developments, recent research findings, and scientific advances, all delivered in an environment conducive to dialogue and networking. In addition to the dynamic lectures, attendees will have an opportunity to “ask the experts” during the popular Curbside Consults sessions.

This year's pre-symposium program, Rheumatology ICD-10 Training, will provide insight into specialty-specific coding guidelines and conventions to help participants navigate the path to ICD-10 implementation—a perfect highlight for physicians, other health professionals, and coding/billing staff.

For those who are unable to attend this year's State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium in person but are still interested in viewing the educational sessions, recordings will be available for purchase after the meeting through SessionSelect.

The last day for advance registration is April 9, 2014. For the complete program or to register online, visit www.rheumatology.org/education.

ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate

  1. Top of page
  2. ACR Meetings
  3. Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15
  4. ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions
  5. ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading
  6. ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
  7. ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate
  8. Education Programs

If you've begun utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound in your practice, and believe you are ready to expand your skills and learn more about this technology and its benefits for you and your patients, the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate may be just right for you. This course, taking place June 27–29, 2014 in Jacksonville, is designed specifically for the rheumatologist who has attended at least one beginner-level course in musculoskeletal ultrasound and has performed 60–100 scans in the last two years. With an expert faculty presenting the latest advances in the technology and application of musculoskeletal ultrasound, the course will combine lectures and practical hands-on exercises, highlighting the sonographic appearance of pathologic processes in each of the major joint areas.

Topics to be covered in the first two days of the course include ultrasonography of crystalline arthritis, sonography of upper- and lower-extremity nerve entrapments, ultrasonography of rheumatoid arthritis, and fundamentals of ultrasound physics for the rheumatologist. Hands-on sessions on these days will be conducted on patient models with prescreened findings, providing attendees the opportunity to sharpen their skills in image acquisition and demonstrate pathologic findings under supervision. On day 3, attendees will have the opportunity to practice ultrasound-guided injection procedures on cadaveric specimens. Participants will be able to visualize needles passing through tissues in real time unlike the blind insertion procedures otherwise used, and will practice injection from multiple simulated approaches.

The deadline for early-bird registration is May 16, 2014, and the last day for advance registration is June 13, 2014; higher on-site registration fees apply thereafter. For the complete program or to register online, visit www.rheumatology.org/education.

Education Programs

  1. Top of page
  2. ACR Meetings
  3. Nominations for ACR Awards of Distinction and Masters Due May 15
  4. ACR Invites Nominations for Volunteer Positions
  5. ACR Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-Ray Reading
  6. ACR 2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
  7. ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate
  8. Education Programs

Bone and Joint Decade World Network Conference. October 12–13, 2014, London, UK. To register interest in attending this conference, which will be held in partnership with the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance, please e-mail bjd@cornwall.nhs.uk. Additional information will be available in the near future at www.boneandjointdecade.org.