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Preface ( David S. Pisetsky). Contributors. 1: The History of the ACR: Before 1970 (Ephraim P. Engleman). 2 The History of the ACR: After 1970 (Charles L. Christian). 3 The History of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) (Teresa J. Brady). 4 The Research and Education Foundation (REF) (James R. O Dell). 5 Pediatric Rheumatology: A Personal History (James T. Cassidy). 6 The ACR: A Worldwide Organization (Sherine E. Gabriel). 7 The Relationship Between ACR and EULAR (Josef S. Smolen, Maxime Dougados, David A. Fox, and Ferdinand C. Breedveld). 8 Scientific Publications (Michael D. Lockshin). 9 The ACR Annual Scientific Meeting (Jonathan Kay). 10 The Role of the ACR in the Political Process (David G. Borenstein). 11 Graduate Medical Education and Training (Dennis W. Boulware). 12 The Funding of Rheumatic Disease Research (Leslie J. Crofford). 13 Changes in Practice Since 1975 (Neal S. Birnbaum) . 13 Multidisciplinary Rheumatology (Marian A. Minor) . 14 Developments in Surgery for Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders (Jeffrey N. Katz). 16 The More Things Change: Health Services Research in the Rheumatic Diseases (Edward H. Yelin). 17 The Impact of Technologies on the Organization and Progress of Rheumatology Research (Lars Klareskog, Gerd-Rudiger Burmester, and Tom W. J. Huizinga). 18 Genetics of the Rheumatic Diseases in the New Millenium: A New World Emerges (Peter K. Gregersen). 19 A Revolution in Immunology (Gerald Weissmann). 20 Autoantibodies (Eng M. Tan). 21 Cellular Regulation of Autoimmunity (Bevra H. Hahn, Ram Raj Singh, Ram Pyare Singh, Maida Wong, Brian Skaggs, Betty P. Tsao, and Antonio La Cava). 22 Modern Biology/Bone and Cartilage Biology (Steven R. Goldring, and Mary B. Goldring). 23 Advances in Gout: A Brief Personal Perspective (William N. Kelley). 24 Gout and Other Crystal-Associated Diseases (H. Ralph Schumacher). 25 Clinical Trials in Rheumatology: The Past 75 Years and a Glimpse Into the Future (David T. Felson). 26 Methotrexate: Personal Reflections (Michael E. Weinblatt). 27 Reflections on the Evolution of Anti-TNF Therapy: A Journey of Discovery (Ravinder Nath Maini, MBBChir, and Marc Feldmann). 28 NSAIDs: The Power of the Narrative (Steven B. Abramson). 29 Imaging in Inflammatory Arthritis: A Personal View (Paul Emery). 30 Ethical Challenges of Modern Rheumatology (Richard S. Panush). 31 The Future of Rheumatology (Edward D. Harris). Index.
David Stephen Pisetsky, M.D., Ph.D.is Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Co-Director of the Duke University Arthritis Center, as well as Professor of Immunology, and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke University Medical Center Director, Duke University Arthritis Center. For seventy-five years, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has been dedicated to advancing the mission of rheumatology in improving the lives of patients with rheumatic disease, promoting innovative clinical and basic research, and advancing the training of physicians and other healthcare professionals. The members of the ACR include physicians, research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers among other disciplines. This anniversary collection captures the state of the practice and science in rheumatology today and reviews a period of remarkable discovery that has dramatically impacted the lives of millions of patients throughout the world.
"Rheumatologists and other medical practitioners and researchers celebrate the anniversary of The American College of Rheumatology with 31 papers on the school, the association that preceded it, the profession, and the science." ( Book News , December 2009)