The North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum is a symposium that
was established to provide fellows in training an additional platform to have
their clinical and research efforts reviewed, critiqued and recognized by a
geographically and perceptively diverse panel of rheumatologists as well as to
offer a supplementary occasion for presentation and discussion of their
abstracts in the presence of their peers and an international jury. Afternoon
sessions include a roundtable on diverse career opportunities encompassing
rheumatologists in private practice, research and the pharmaceutical industry.
Travel stipends of $250 – $1000 will be awarded to those candidates whose
research efforts have been considered by the jury faculty to be the most
outstanding. This forum is designed to be stimulating, interactive and
constructive where attendees will be able to learn in an informal, mentoring
environment and utilize these new contacts to network with peers and faculty
to facilitate future career development.