Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference

Healio brings you the highlights from Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from RNS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Uncontrolled gout more likely to lead to chronic kidney disease, diabetes

August 27, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with uncontrolled gout are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease, diabetes and heart disease compared with those…
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Rheumatology nurses' voices key to passing step therapy reform

August 26, 2019
ORLANDO — Testimony and letters from rheumatology nurses have been instrumental in helping to pass step therapy reform in 26 states across the…
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PBMs blamed for step therapy, nonmedical switching, other restrictions on patients

August 21, 2019
ORLANDO — The current role of pharmacy benefit managers as “controllers” in the center of the prescription drug market has been…
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Pediatric rheumatologist shortage a serious barrier to care for children

August 19, 2019
ORLANDO — There are less then 350 pediatric rheumatologists currently practicing in the United States, representing a substantial barrier to…
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Rheumatology nurses central to addressing childhood vaccine concerns

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — Although proper vaccination is crucial for all patients with rheumatic diseases, rheumatology nurses who work with children often…
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Rheumatoid arthritis may start in the lungs rather than joints

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — A line of progression from disease susceptibility to overt rheumatoid arthritis could potentially begin with environmental factors in…
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Step therapy, insurance exclusions hinder effective drug access in JIA

August 13, 2019
ORLANDO — Treatment of pediatric patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with medications available to their adult counterparts is often…
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In scleroderma, rheumatology nurses essential to treat the ‘whole patient’

August 12, 2019
ORLANDO — Rheumatology nurses are necessary for helping to care for “the whole patient” with scleroderma, including its various…
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Providers crucial to debunking obesity, ‘junk food’ myths

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — As the obesity epidemic continues to grow in the United States, it is critical that health care providers confront patient…
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Patients with lupus fail to receive sufficient information at diagnosis

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with lupus are not being provided with enough information at physician’s appointments or at diagnosis, leaving them to…

Meeting Calendar

13th Annual Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference

August 5, 2020 - August 8, 2020