*** SPECIAL RECOGNITION *** This year three of our own are receiving very special awards at the ACR Annual Conference in Boston. Dr. Joseph Croft (Georgetown/VA) is the recipient of the Presidential Gold Medal - The highest award that the ACR can bestow; it is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in rheumatology over an entire career. Also this year, Dr. Herb Baraf (ARAPC) is the recipient of the Paulding Phelps Award - Given to a clinical rheumatologist for outstanding service to patients, community and the practice of medicine. And finally, Dr. Virginia Steen (Georgetown) is achieving status as a Master of the ACR in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology. Congratulations to these remarkable individuals!!!
Another great dinner program was held last week with a fantastic update on the pathogenesis of SpA by Dr. Wickersham. If you missed it, you can access a copy of the slides (as well as talks from previous dinner programs) here. Our next dinner program will be on December 10th and will be on pregnancy and biologic therapies by Dr. Eliza Chakravarty. Please remember to RSVP at least one week prior to the talk so we can get an accurate head count.
Going to the ACR? Looking for a free meal? We are pleased to announce that there will be a dinner just for members of DC Rheum on Monday night, November 17th, at Abe and Louie's Restaurant. Please RSVP soon as space is limited! There will be a short presentation (about 10 mins) from Amgen prior to the meal.
Thanks to everyone who has paid dues so far this season! Remember, you can pay online, or at one of the dinner programs via personal check or credit card with Ethel Sauro.