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June Newsletter for the Association of Women in Rheumatology
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JUNE NEWSLETTER
Every month, the Association of Women in Rheumatology (AWIR) will be sending a newsletter with information and updates from AWIR and other Rheumatology/Industry news. 
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WEST COAST AWIR MEETING

Our second Conference was a success in sunny Scottsdale, AZ at the Hyatt Regency in May.
 
AWIR met at the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale, AZ amid the cactus, mountains and arid weather. Opening the meeting Dr. Grace Wright presided over a stellar panel discussion on female diversity, pay disparities and solutions to these issues. The panel was sponsored by Janssen. Feasting together on southwestern cuisine, all attendees socialized at the President’s Reception at the Terrace Court.
 
For those who desire an in-depth conference highlights please feel free to download the notes here:

 
WEST COAST MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

AWIR NEWS

 
We are heading to Sonesta Hilton Head in South Carolina from August 11 - 14 with a new agenda and more networking and to honor Dr. Bevra Hahn.
                   
You can still register on www.awirgroup.org.

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We've opened our membership to all PAs/NPs, PharmDs, and PhDs in rheumatology. So proud to have our first Fellow attend the meeting, Dr. Kimberly Fisher from Ohio State University. Congratulations Dr. Fisher! She is actively looking for other Fellows for the August meeting in Hilton Head SC.

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AWIR has a Clinical Trials company, Alliance for Women in Rheumatology with Dr Gail Kerr as President and Dr Anne Winkler as Secretary. This company will enhance clinical trials and educational content for AWIR.

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AWIR members have been busy with Advocacy with Dr. Stephanie Ott going to DC for ACR and advocating in OH in May. Dr. Madelaine Feldman has gone to DC for CSRO this spring. Dr. Gwenesta Melton testified for Step Edit in NC.

Continue to read our Advocacy Newsletter for more news in rheumatology.

Women in Medicine News

 
Burnout is a consequence of deprofessionalization  in the practice  of medicine.  Issues that others on the healthcare team can do may help this feeling for physicians. This situation should be recognized and hence lead to solutions for physicians in avoiding this from occurring.


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Ways to assist the physician in a practice to prevent physician burnout are outlined here. Simple tips that may decrease extraordinary duties for the physician are at your grasp. Read more…


 
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
 
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
 
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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Solutions for Burnout are forth coming and must be tailored to the physicians own needs. Here are a few solutions for each physician to assess individually after you savor what the practice can help with.
 
Is going part time an option? Can you afford to reduce the hours and save your sanity? 



 
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
 
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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Female physicians burnout faster than male physicians. Some of this is genetic and some is not. Follow a mother and physician fin  "Mommy Doctors Give Tips for Work- Life Balance"


 
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
Read the full article
 
 
When all else eludes you can you escape with a  favorite vacation spot? Going on a meaningful vacation may help reset your work ethic and recharge you.



 
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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