NYRIF returns in 2019 on Wednesday, May 1st

 Ronald van Vollenhoven, M.D., Ph.D, Prof. of Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers to chair Faculty Panel.       

This should prove to be a unique and stimulating experience!

Comments from NYRIF
“Outstanding program for fellows and junior faculty!” “Unique experience and best conference been to in last 5 years! Great faculty and approachable faculty. A conference where you learn, have interaction with colleagues and learn real rheumatology!” “The opportunity to interact with top researchers and international all star faculty members in a very relaxed setting is truly unique to NYRIF and CCR. I plan to see you both at future meetings.”
…….Reeti Joshi, Wash U

Dear Investigator,

The 13th Annual North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum will be held Wednesday May 1, 2019 at the Hilton Sandestin in Destin, FL in conjunction with the 35th Annual Congress of Clinical Rheumatology. This symposium provides an excellent platform for clinical and research oriented rheumatology fellows and junior faculty to have their clinical or basic science 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 excited to announce that NYRIF has joined with Healio Rheumatology this year to provide our NYRIF attendees with additional opportunities for an enhanced experience.  Beginning with Healio Rheumatology’s August 2019 issue, news reports of the top ten (10) abstracts will be published with two news reports per issue through December 2019.  In addition, Healio Rheumatology will obtain video interviews with lead authors.  Furthermore, the authors of the top ten (10) abstracts will be invited to the Healio Rheumatology Peer Perspective Board and noted as “Young Rheumatology Investigators.”  They will hold the board position from July 2019 until June 2020.  Finally, Healio Rheumatology will mail out a NYRIF Top Abstracts Supplement with the Fall issue of Healio Rheumatology.

We are very fortunate to have an excellent and diversified international judging panel for 2019 including Prof. Paul Emery, M.D., M.A., FMedSci., University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK; Fredrick M. Wigley, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; and Yusuf Yazici, M.D., NYU School of Medicine, NY, with Ronald von Vollenhoven, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,  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 35th 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
Symposium Director
35th Congress of Clinical Rheumatology