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  2. ARHP Annual Scientific Meetings
  3. ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-Conference Course Registration
  4. Briefing Papers on the Role of the Health Professional
  5. ARHP Fibromyalgia Case Online?
  6. Membership Recruitment
  7. Be an Advocate

October 24–29, 2002, New Orleans

October 23–28, 2003, Orlando

October 7–12, 2004, San Antonio

November 12–17, 2005, San Diego

ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-Conference Course Registration

  1. Top of page
  2. ARHP Annual Scientific Meetings
  3. ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-Conference Course Registration
  4. Briefing Papers on the Role of the Health Professional
  5. ARHP Fibromyalgia Case Online?
  6. Membership Recruitment
  7. Be an Advocate

Registration materials was mailed in June to ARHP members for the 2002 Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 24–29, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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.

The ARHP is offering a pre-conference course, Women's Health Issues Relevant to Rheumatic Diseases, on Friday, October 25 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This advanced, multidisciplinary course will provide state-of-the-art information on psychosocial, clinical, and controversial issues pertinent to women's health in rheumatology.

Ana Abraido-Lanza, PhD, Moderator and Chair of the Clinical Focus Course Task Force, will present an overview and introduce Judith A. Fifield, PhD, RN, who will speak on Women's Health and Roles Across the Lifespan. Gillian L. Hawker, MD, will address Access to Care: Does Gender Matter? and Ann L. Parke, MB, will talk on Sex, Hormones, and Pregnancy in Women with Connective Tissue Disease. Three breakout sessions on Health Decisions and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan are offered, allowing participants to attend two sessions. Topics and speakers are Hormone Replacement Decision-Making with Ann B. Cranney, MD, and Mary Jane Jacobensen, RN, MED, Women and Their Muscles/Strength Training with Kristen Baker, PhD, and Sex and Sexuality with Sean Hogan-Downey, ACSW, BCD, LMFT. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH, will speak about Cardiovascular Disease, and Amye F. Leong, MBA, will round out the course by speaking on Get a Grip: Helping Patients Maintain a Positive Outlook.

If you are not a member and would like to receive registration information, please fax your name and address to 404-633-1870, or E-mail to htyree@rheumatology.org. Members and nonmembers may review ACR and ARHP programming, register for the meeting, and make hotel reservations on-line at www.rheumatology.org. Housing requests can be sent via fax or mail to ACR Registration & Housing, 33 New Montgomery Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA; fax 415-979-2276. If you wish to register and request housing via phone, call ACR Registration & Housing at 800-990-2446 (toll free US and Canada) or 415-979-2286 (international), Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–9:00 pm EST. Only credit card payments are accepted via phone.

Briefing Papers on the Role of the Health Professional

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  2. ARHP Annual Scientific Meetings
  3. ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-Conference Course Registration
  4. Briefing Papers on the Role of the Health Professional
  5. ARHP Fibromyalgia Case Online?
  6. Membership Recruitment
  7. Be an Advocate

The ARHP Professional Papers Task Force, led by Gail C. Davis, RN, EdD, have just completed a revision of The Role of the Health Professional Briefing Papers. These papers were developed to provide professionals and lay persons with information about the practice of health professionals who are involved in the care of people with various forms of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The papers can be accessed at http://www.rheumatology.org/arhp.

ARHP Fibromyalgia Case Online?

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  2. ARHP Annual Scientific Meetings
  3. ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-Conference Course Registration
  4. Briefing Papers on the Role of the Health Professional
  5. ARHP Fibromyalgia Case Online?
  6. Membership Recruitment
  7. Be an Advocate

If you have not read the ARHP web-based case on Fibromyalgia, please take a few moments to view and complete this great educational tool. The case can be accessed at http://www.rheumatology.org/arhp/index.html and then click on Online Learning at the bottom of the ARHP Home Page. Discover what ARHP is doing to help you and your educational needs—and don't forget to answer the questionnaire at the end of the case. Your opinion is very important in determining future ARHP educational projects. You can answer the few quick questions by going to http://www.rheumatology.org/education/onlineLearning/cases/casseval.html at the end of the case.

Membership Recruitment

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  2. ARHP Annual Scientific Meetings
  3. ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-Conference Course Registration
  4. Briefing Papers on the Role of the Health Professional
  5. ARHP Fibromyalgia Case Online?
  6. Membership Recruitment
  7. Be an Advocate

If you will be speaking at or attending another professional meeting that would have candidates for ARHP membership, we will be glad to supply you with ARHP recruitment materials. We will provide colorful flyers, copies of the 1st and 2nd editions of Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases, ARHP newsletters, and complete membership application packets. You may request recruitment materials by contacting the ARHP Membership Department, Attention: Jan Price, Manager of Membership Services, 404-633-3777, Please help your association grow.

Be an Advocate

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  2. ARHP Annual Scientific Meetings
  3. ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-Conference Course Registration
  4. Briefing Papers on the Role of the Health Professional
  5. ARHP Fibromyalgia Case Online?
  6. Membership Recruitment
  7. Be an Advocate

Each February the ACR and ARHP have an annual conference in Washington, DC, Advocates for Arthritis. Rheumatologists, health professionals, and patients from across the United States participate. This year, the issues our advocates took to Capitol Hill included: prescription drug benefit within the Medicare program, access to care, and increased funding for research. The day before the visits to the Hill, members attend an orientation session and roll-playing sessions designed to model both an ideal and difficult interaction with legislative staff. If you are interested in attending next year's event, or would like further information, contact ACR's Government Affairs Representative at (404) 633-3777.

You can also become an advocate for rheumatology without even leaving your office by accessing the legislative affairs information area on the ACR Web site. You can view the complete text of legislative bills, receive alerts, and learn how to lobby by E-mail. There is even an E-mail letter that you can send to your congressman just by making a few editorial changes. To visit the site, go to http://www.rheumatology.org, then click on Legislative Affairs on the left side, and then select Legislative Action Center, Links to Other Sites, or Become a Member of the Advocates for Arthritis Network.