2005 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting: Reports From National Arthritis Meeting

National Arthritis Meeting Dr. Shiel, Editor of MedicineNet's Arthritis Overview, Offers Perspectives of Interest on Topics From 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting of The American College of Rheumatology (held November 12-17, 2005)

Reports From National Arthritis Meeting 2005 Index

Gout: Diagnosis and Treatment (Transcript #1) - Read and listen to Dr. Shiel

  • Gout and Gouty Arthritis - New Treatment and Diagnosis
  • More News in the Field of Gout Treatment
  • Gout Diagnosis
  • listen nowRead and hear  (audio medical podcast) Dr. Shiel's first installment from the conference.

Fibromyalgia: Latest Treatments and Evaluation (Transcript #2) - Read and listen to Dr. Shiel

  • DULOXETINE - ORAL (Cymbalta): Effective and safe in the treatment of fibromyalgia
  • Sleep disorders and fibromyalgia
  • Acupuncture and fibromyalgia
  • listen nowRead and hear  (audio medical podcast). Dr. Shiel's second installment from the conference.

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Update (Transcript #3) - Read and listen to Dr. Shiel

Osteoporosis Update (Transcript #4) - Read and listen to Dr. Shiel

  • Need for better methods of transmitting to doctors and patients the significance of appropriate and adequate treatment for this potentially devastating condition.
  • listen nowRead and hear  (audio medical podcast) Dr. Shiel's fourth installment from the conference.

Osteoarthritis Update (Transcript #5) - Read and listen to Dr. Shiel

  • Runners and Osteoarthritis
  • Impact Load and Osteoarthritis of the Knees and Weight-loss
  • Smoking and the Risk of Osteoarthritis of the Knees
  • Glucosamine Debate
  • listen nowRead and hear  (audio medical podcast) Dr. Shiel's fifth installment from the conference.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Update (Transcript #6) - Read and listen to Dr. Shiel

  • Rheumatoid Factor and Citrulline Antibody
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Treated Seriously and Diligently
  • Health Screenings
  • X-Ray Progression
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) and Methotrexate
  • Abatacept - New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • listen nowRead and hear  (audio medical podcast) Dr. Shiel's sixth installment from the conference.

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is the professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals who share a dedication to healing, preventing disability, and curing the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disabling and sometimes fatal disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones. Members include practicing physicians, research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers.

The ACR provides professional education for its members through several venues. The Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific meeting devoted to the rheumatic diseases. This meeting draws thousands of rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from around the world. A winter rheumatology symposium, spring clinical meetings, and other topical conferences round out the ACR's educational offerings.
Last Editorial Review: 11/14/2005