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Conference Registration is now OPEN for the West Coast National Meeting of the Association of Women in Rheumatology. Discounted rates end APRIL 15. 
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INVITATION FOR RHEUMATOLOGY FELLOWS
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Who We Are

The Association of Women in Rheumatology is a non-profit organization designed to promote the science and practice of rheumatology; foster the advancement and education of women in rheumatology; and advocate access to the highest quality health care and management of patients with rheumatic diseases.
Dear Program Director,

On behalf of the Association of Women in Rheumatology, we extend an invitation to you and your Rheumatology Fellows to attend the Association of Women in Rheumatology 2016 National Meetings (East and West Coast). Membership and registration are available on our website (www.awirgroup.org)
 
Meetings venues and dates are:

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, AZ: May 19-22, 2016
Sonesta Hotel, Hilton Head Island, SC: August 11-16, 2016.

 
The mission of the organization is: to promote the science and practice of rheumatology, foster the advancement and education of women in rheumatology, and advocate access to the highest quality health care and management of patients with rheumatic diseases.
 
The Core elements of the organization include: Advocacy, Clinical trials development and participation, Mentoring, Practice/Business development, Leadership Development, and Professional development.
  • Advocacy: Create a pathway to enhance the engagement of members in, and partnership with advocacy efforts. Educate members on "How to become an Advocate".
  • Clinical trials: Focus on skills to - write an IIT proposal/grant, participate in corporate sponsored clinical trials, manage and acquire the appropriate staff, Engage in the AWIR Clinical trials consortium.
  • Mentoring: Networking, mentoring with individuals in Academia, the Rheumatology community, and Allied specialties. Creating a mentoring network through AWIR. Leadership development.
  • Practice/business development: Education and Implementation of - rudimentary business management, EMR and customization for Rheumatology, vendor relations, contract negotiation, enhancement of physician/patient encounters, incorporation of allied practitioners, development of alternative practice strategies
  • Leadership development: Leadership workshops at national and regional meetings
Membership and meetings are open to ALL fellows, male and female. Membership and Conference Registration is FREE to all current FELLOWS, upon submission of a letter of Attestation from their Program Director. Travel subsidies are available to offset the cost of transportation and lodging.
 
Dynamic speakers and interactive sessions will equip our attendees with the skill sets necessary to navigate the changing landscape of medicine, combining state of the art clinical updates with practical information to meet the current needs of our members, and assist them in providing improved patient care. Attendees will learn the importance of leadership skills and develop tools for strengthening their networks through improved communication. The meeting will be designed to support the growing network of rheumatologists interested in advocacy activities and professional development. Ample opportunities will be available to network with other attendees throughout the meeting.
 
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For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpu
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When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
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When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
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Interested in becoming a member of AWIR?

You can read about member benefits and find the membership application by clicking the "Join AWIR" button below.


 
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