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October Newsletter for the Association of Women in Rheumatology
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OCTOBER 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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AWIR AT ACR

 
ACR is upon us and AWIR will be there in full force hosting a reception, exhibiting, participating in committee meetings, moderating sessions and presenting at Innovation Theaters.
 
AWIR will be co-hosting it's Annual ACR Reception with Crescendo Bioscience Saturday, November 12 from  6:30- 9:00 pm at the Old Ebbitt Grill at Atrium 675 15th St NW Washington DC.
 
AWIR will be joining the Women in Rheumatology Networking event sponsored by ACR Monday November 14 from 6:30 - 7:30pm at 901 Massachusetts Ave  NW, Washington DC.
 
Find AWIR exhibiting at booth #1544. Come see all things AWIR, and meet the Board. AWIR Board Members will be at the booth during the exhibiting days from 10am to 3pm.

*If you have not sent your RSVP for the ACR Reception, please confirm your attendance below.*


 
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AWIR LOCAL CHAPTERS


The North Carolina chapter met at the Umstead Hotel October 22. Led by Dr Silvia Ross, Director of North Carolina Chapter attendees discussed stress followed by an art tour and wine tasting to distress.
 
The New York City Chapter met at the Press Lounge October 22. Led by Dr Grace Wright, AWIR President and Dr Olga Petryna, Director of New York City Chapter, attendees participated in a Leadership discussion. 
 
The San Jose/ San Francisco chapter will hold a Progressive event October 29 led by Dr Thaila Ramanujam.
 
Dr Dianne Petrone introduced AWIR in the Dallas area on October 20. Drs Melton and Feldman will introduce AWIR to Louisiana in New Orleans in early December 2016.


 

AWIR COLLABORATORS

Rheumatology Nurses Society continues to support the educational goals of Rheumatology Nurses. Get the newsletter, support the educational foundation and review the core curriculum at www.rnsurse.org.
 

Creaky Joints Patient Council to convene with the Arthritis Power Patient Governors in Chicago, IL Oct 28 – 30 for discussions on the patient perspective on clinical trials, patient outcomes and research. Check back at www.CreakyJoints.org for recaps and presentations.
 
Our Newest Collaboration is with
Context Media Health! We are excited to have them bring our message of AWIR to all rheumatologists and patients.  A new video depicting rheumatology and patient diversity will be featured soon. See our website www.airgroup.org for additional content.
 

Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations will be conducting a Fellows Conference February 17-18, 2017 at the Intercontinental San Francisco, CA. Every Fellow has the opportunity to go and get the info you need at www.csro.info.

 

WOMEN IN MEDICINE


Have you ever wondered if you had had a mentor would you have made the choices about your life, school or career? Wonder no longer and read about the attributes of mentoring. Mentoring is not easy and being a mentee is not a given skill.  Mentorship encompasses a variety of roles. You must be a teacher, coach, role model, advisor and confidante. Bring out your mentoring gene and help another rheumatologist or ask for help you may need by requesting a mentor. AWIR Local Chapters launched this week giving each of us a lasting mentoring opportunity. Join your Local Chapter or ask for one to be started in your geographic area. Until then focus you energies on this month’s newsletter on mentoring.
AWIR LOCAL CHAPTERS


Finding a mentor in medicine requires personal reflection. You must have insight about yourself initially then follow your path. Read about doing this.
 

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Can you mentor alone or by committee? Which option is best for you or your mentor? 




 
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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As part of our mentoring role physicians  must be role models. Are physicians good role models and can we be better?

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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
Let us look at our workplace and see are there millennials?  Yes indeed.  You must understand millennials and yourself. Review if you dare -to be a modern mentor in a millennial workplace.



 
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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Academic medicine and women can pair well with mentoring and resources. Learn more for the academically inclined.



 
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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