Click here throughout 2009 for information on the events and activities related to the 75th anniversary of the ACR.

ACR News and Information

ACR AMA Young Physician Section Delegate Needed

The ACR is looking for a young physician that is interested in providing an additional voice for rheumatology at the American Medical Association. The physician selected would need to attend the Young Physician Section of the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting. The meetings are twice a year in June and November. If you are interested please fill out an application.

Applications are due by May 19th.

Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program at the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting

The Section on Pediatric Rheumatology of the American College of Rheumatology is again proud to offer the Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program at the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. Nominations are now being accepted online.

“Red Flags” Rule Delayed Until Aug. 1!

As a result of AMA advocacy, physician practices now have until Aug. 1 to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s “red flags” rule, which requires physicians to institute policies to identify, detect and respond to potential risks of identity theft.

The rule originally was to have taken effect on May 1, but the FTC voted on April 30 to delay the compliance date for three months. This extended time will be used to influence the FTC and Congress that physicians are not “creditors” and therefore should not be subject to the rule.

Read more.

We Bring the Experts to You! Rheumatology Audioconference/Webcast Series

Train your whole office with no travel expense or time away from the office. All you need is either a computer with Internet access to join in on the Webcast and a speakerphone to participate as an Audioconference via a toll-free number. You can watch the presentation and ask questions to the presenter. Participate alone or with colleagues. The login information is sent out several days prior to the event. Testing of your computer connection prior to the event is suggested and instructions will be provided with the login information.

A great year is underway with 8 Rheumatology Audioconference/Webcasts spanning a wide range of topics. Here is your opportunity to interact directly with a great lineup of Rheumatology health professionals.

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Applications for A&R Editor (2010-2015 Term) Now Available

The American College of Rheumatology Committee on Journal Publications announces the search for the position of Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatism. Click here to download an application and supporting materials.

The official term of the next Arthritis & Rheumatism editorship is July 1, 2010–June 30, 2015; however, some of the duties of the new Editor will begin during a transition period starting April 1, 2010. ACR members who are considering applying should submit a letter of intent to the Managing Editor, Jane Diamond, at , and are also encouraged to contact the current Editor, Dr. Michael Lockshin, to discuss details; initial contact should be made via e-mail to . Potential applicants should be aware that there is flexibility regarding the model of interaction between the Editor’s institution and the ACR. Applications are due June 1, 2009 and will be reviewed during the summer of 2009.

ACR SessionSelect Delivers Educational Content, Online – Access Sessions Today!

SessionSelect is the ACR’s newest online resource that allows users the flexibility to connect and view a library of recorded educational presentations and scientific discoveries presented at some of the ACR/ARHP conferences and professional meetings. Click here to learn more.

Funding Opportunities Offered by the ACR Research and Education Foundation

Call for Applications for REF Core Awards and Grants announced.

We invite you to apply for a REF award or grant. The deadline to apply is 4:00 PM ET on August 3, 2009.

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Postgraduate Rheumatology Training Program Open for Registration!

To learn more about this online training program and how it will lead to less on-the-job training and more rapid high-quality incorporation of NPs, PAs, and other clinicians into rheumatology practices or academic training settings, read more about the program and register.

Recertification and Lifelong Learning Tools Available

The ACR has online tools that can be used for Maintenance of Certification and/or Lifelong Learning.

Click here to find out more.

Enter your CME for the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting

Complete your Evaluation and CME Credit Application Online and receive your CME or hours of participation certificate immediately.

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the newest ACR and ARHP members, and thanks to their sponsors for promoting membership in the ACR and ARHP. 

  Mark Your Calendar

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Postgraduate Rheumatology Training Program Open for Registration!

Awards of Distinction & Masters' Nominations
Final Deadline: May 15, 2009

ACR AMA Young Physician Section Delegate Application
Application Deadline: May 19, 2009

ARHP Audioconference/Webcast: Reconditioning Hearts and Muscles: The Fit and Strong! Osteoarthritis (OA) Evidence-Based Program
Date: May 20, 2009
Time: Noon - 1:00 PM EST
Presenter: Susan Hughes, DSW

Distinguished Fellow Awards Program
Application Deadline: May 28, 2009

ACR/REF Volunteer Nominations
Final Deadline: June 1, 2009

ACR Thieves’ Market
Deadline to Submit Cases: June 1, 2009

Graduate Student Recognition Award
Application Deadline: June 2, 2009

Pediatric Residents Program
Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2009
Application Deadline: July 20, 2009
Selections Announced: August 28, 2009

ASM 2009 Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 26, 2009

REF Core Awards and Grants
Application Deadline: August 3, 2009