Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference

Healio brings you the highlights from the Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AWIR, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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APOL1 variant gene may explain lupus outcome disparities between black, white patients

August 22, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — A variant of the apolipoprotein L gene could help explain why patients of African ancestry with lupus typically experience…
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HOP-STEP program builds plan for 'pregnancy success' in patients with lupus

August 20, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — A program developed at Duke University called Healthy Outcomes in Pregnancy with SLE Through Education of Providers, or…
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Key clinical features distinguish peripheral, axial spondyloarthritis

August 17, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In a duet session focused on spondyloarthritis, Grace Wright, MD, PhD, and Reeti Joshi, MD, detailed the differences…
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'Boilerplate' contract details can be critical game changers for physicians

August 17, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Fine print, or “boiler plate” provisions, at the end of a contract can often include critical details that…
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Attorneys offer rheumatologists 3 tips to ‘unlock’ negotiation skills

August 16, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Here at the Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference, attorneys Drew Erteschik and J.M. Durnovich of Poyner…
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AWIR president urges ‘transformational’ leadership, advocacy in health care

August 16, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In the professional world, there are two types of leaders: transactional — a conventional approach that utilizes a…

Association of Women in Rheumatology address obstacles, opportunities for female providers

August 14, 2019
More than 300 registered attendees are expected in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this week for the sixth annual Association of Women in Rheumatology…