NYRIF returns in 2014 on Wednesday, April 30th
Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld to chair Faculty Panel of Drs. Michelle Petri,
Kristine Phillips, Fred Wigley, and Yusuf Yazici
This should prove to be a unique and stimulating experience!
The 8th Annual North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum will be held Wednesday April 30th, 2014 at the Hilton Sandestin in Destin, FL in conjunction with the 30th Annual Congress of Clinical Rheumatology. This symposium provides an excellent platform for clinical and research oriented rheumatology fellows and junior faculty to have their research efforts reviewed, critiqued and evaluated by an acclaimed geographically diverse panel of rheumatologists. The unique format of this symposium fosters mentorship and emphasizes interaction between the registrants and faculty. The top candidates chosen by the faculty will be invited to present their abstracts in the presence of their peers and the established, international judges either as an oral presentation or in a poster session. Rheumatologists established in the the paths of research, clinical practice and the pharmaceutical industry will lead an afternoon roundtable discussion to explore career opportunities and challenges within the field of rheumatology to contribute to more informed career decision-making choices. The symposium will close with an awards banquet to present travel stipends of $250-$1000 to those candidates whose efforts have been considered by the faculty to have exceptional promise.
We are very fortunate to have an excellent and diversified international judging panel this year including Dr. Michelle Petri from the Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Krisitne Phillips, University of Michigan; Dr. Fred Wigley, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Yasuf Yazici, New York University; with Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel presiding as the lead judge and moderator.
This forum is designed to be stimulating, interactive and constructive whereby attendees are able to exchange ideas in an informal environment and develop invaluable networks with the faculty and their peers, facilitating future career development. All fellows and junior staff within the field of rheumatology are welcome to attend NYRIF and are invited to stay for the 30th Annual Congress of Clinical Rheumatology that will immediately follow. The CCR registration fee will be waived for all accepted abstract registrants. We hope that you will also be able to enjoy the beach while you are here to see why Destin has been voted #5 as a Spring Beach getaway in the Western Hemisphere.
David A. McLain, MD, FACP, FACR
30th Congress of Clinical Rheumatology