ACR ANNOUNCEMENTS AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY 1800 Century Place, Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia 30345-4300 www.rheumatology.org ACR Meetings Annual Meetings November 6–11, 2007, Boston October 24–29, 2008, San Francisco Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Diseases March 2–4, 2007, Arlington Recertification Examination Preparation Course March 16–18, 2007, Philadelphia State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium April 13–15, 2007, Chicago For additional information, contact the ACR office. ACR Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Diseases Conference Join the American College of Rheumatology at the 2007 Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Diseases Conference in Arlington, Virginia. This is a unique conference that is held every other year and is designed to provide an open forum for representatives of academia, industry, and the Food and Drug Administration to discuss the development of new therapies for rheumatic diseases. New this year, there will be a preconference course entitled Introduction to Clinical Therapeutics Research in Rheumatology. This course has been designed to provide fellows-in-training and junior faculty a chance to learn methodology so that they can better participate in the main conference. The Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Diseases Conference will be held March 2–4, 2007. The deadline for early registration is February 2, 2007; after that date, registration fees will increase. For complete program information or to register online, visit http://www.rheumatology. org/meetings/IT07. ACR Rheumatology Board Recertification Examination Preparation Course For rheumatologists who need to recertify in the next 10 years, the American College of Rheumatology will conduct the Rheumatology Board Recertification Examination Preparation Course, March 16–18, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The case-based course will focus on disease management problems and key advances in practice over the past 10 years. Two American Board of Internal Medicine self-evaluation modules will be reviewed during the course; attendees will be eligible to receive both AMA PRA Category 1 credits and 40 points in the self-evaluation of medical knowledge category for the Maintenance of Certification program. The deadline for early registration is February 16, 2007; after that date, registration fees will increase. For complete program information or to register online, visit http://www.rheumatology.org/ meetings/recert07. ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium The American College of Rheumatology’s 2007 Stateof-the-Art Clinical Symposium will be held April 13–15 in Chicago. This symposium provides up-to-date, cutting-edge information on a broad array of topics in rheumatology. Attendees may choose to also attend the preconference Practice Management Course, Making Your Office Run Like Clockwork, on Friday, April 13. Back by popular demand, the ACR is pleased to offer workshops during two convenient time slots during the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium. These workshops provide an opportunity to interact with topic experts in a small group setting. New this year, interactive technology will be utilized during several presentations, to help attendees evaluate their medical knowledge throughout the meeting. The deadline for early registration for the State-ofthe-Art Clinical Symposium is March 9, 2007; after that date, registration fees will increase. There is a separate registration fee for the Practice Management Course. For complete program information or to register online, visit http://www. rheumatology.org/meetings/sacs07. Education Programs 12th International Symposium on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. April 18–20, 2007, Florence, Italy. For additional information, visit the Web site http://www.antiphospholipid. net. 8th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. May 23–27, 2007, Shanghai, China. Sponsored by the Chinese Medical Association, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and the Shanghai Medical Center for Rheumatology. Official language will be English. Registration fees, if received before April 15, 2007, are as follows: $450 for participants, $100 for guests, $150 for trainees, $100 for patients, and $550 for corporate representatives. For registration on-site or after April 15, fees will be increased. For information on hotel reservations, contact the Shanghai International Conference Management Organization by e-mail at [email protected] To register for the congress or for additional information, contact the Chinese Medical Association, 42 Dongsi Xidajie, Beijing 100710, China, phone 86-10-8515-8148, fax 86-10-6512-3754, e-mail lupus2007 @cma.org.cn, or visit the Web site www.chinamed.com.cn/ lupus2007.