Meeting

Rheumatology Research Workshop

Date:

April 27–28, 2023

Location:

Orlando, FL

Program Information

The Rheumatology Research Workshop is an invitation only, two-day, in-person workshop. This workshop is designed to promote interaction between rheumatology trainees, early career investigators, and established investigators to foster collaboration and facilitate career mentoring. The workshop will include scientific lectures, oral abstract presentations, and opportunities for early career investigators to interact with senior investigators. Sessions will focus on how skills needed to be successful in research, including improved communication and presentation, work-life balance, tips for grant application, how to build a research team, and more.

Abstract Submission Is Open

Interested applicants must submit an abstract with their application. The deadline to submit your completed application and abstract is February 8 at noon ET.

View the Guidelines for Submission.

Target Audience
This workshop is designed for:

  • A medical student or resident enrolled in an ACGME-accredited pediatric, medicine or combined medicine/pediatric residency program who is interested in rheumatology.
  • A fellow in training at an ACGME-accredited training program that will lead to eligibility to take the ABIM examination in rheumatology or the ABP examination in pediatric rheumatology.
  • A faculty member within six years of completing their fellowship training program.
  • Trainees and early career researchers (within 6 years of completing training) from other clinical backgrounds (e.g., PT, OT, PA, NP) or research backgrounds (e.g., PhD) in rheumatology or related fields.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Effectively communicate the essentials of their research project
  • Identify applicable research grants at different stages of their research career
  • Accurately communicate the value of mentorship and the mentee/mentor dynamic

Eligibility Requirements
The following are the eligibility requirements for invitation consideration.

  • Complete an application
  • Submit an abstract
  • Provide a letter of support from Division Chief/Program Director or Research Supervisor
  • Must be an ACR/ARP member

*Preliminary findings or proposals for fellowship research projects are encouraged.

For information about the 2022 meeting, see the 2022 Rheumatology Research Workshop section below.

Syllabi

Registered attendees can access the syllabi during the meeting and for 12 months after the meeting. To access syllabi, login and go to My Learning.

Abstracts

Applicants must submit an abstract to complete their application.

  • A Letter of Support is required from your Division Chief/Program Director or Research Supervisor as part of your submission.
  • Specific Aims - preliminary findings or proposals for fellowship research projects are encouraged.
  • Accepted applicants will receive feedback on their abstracts or proposals from the ACR's Early Career Investigator Subcommittee.
  • Applicants must be ACR/ARP members for their application to be reviewed. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by late March.

Applicants should not register for the Rheumatology Research Workshop until the status of their RRW application is received.

View the Guidelines for Submission.

The deadline to submit an abstract is February 8 at noon ET.

COVID-19 Policies

We thank you for your continued cooperation and applaud individuals' efforts to prevent the spread of infectious agents. Prior to attending an ACR face-to-face event, please be sure to review the current ACR requirements for meeting entry and attendance as these vary according to local requirements and may have changed since your last meeting. Individuals with symptoms or known infections are requested to stay home and not participate in face-to-face ACR gatherings.

2022 Rheumatology Research Workshop

The RRW is a two-day workshop that will include scientific lectures, oral abstract presentations, and opportunities for early career investigators to interact with senior investigators.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for:

  • A medical student or resident enrolled in an ACGME-accredited pediatric, medicine or combined medicine/pediatric residency program who is interested in rheumatology.
  • A fellow in training at an ACGME-accredited training program that will lead to eligibility to take the ABIM examination in rheumatology or the ABP examination in pediatric rheumatology.
  • A faculty member within six years of completing their fellowship training program.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Effectively communicate the essentials of their research project
  • Identify applicable research grants at different stages of their research career
  • Accurately communicate the value of mentorship and the mentee/mentor dynamic

Contact Info / Inquiries

ltrower@rheumatology.org
404-633-3777, ext. 341

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ACRSupport@cmrus.com
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Fax: 415-293-5231

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