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ENACT presents at ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Dr. Saralynn Allaire Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
ENACT had a noticeable presence at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP), which was held in Washington, D.C. this November. ACR/ARHP is the leading professional organization for rheumatology professionals, and this annual meeting is the premier event for sharing advances in arthritis research. In addition to sponsoring the annual meeting, ACR/ARHP offers many benefits to its members, including networking opportunities, subscriptions to the leading industry publications, advocacy training, and opportunities to meet with members of Congress to discuss policy agenda items that affect their patients.
ENACT was involved in five presentations:
ENACT’s Director, Dr. Julie Keysor, headed the combined rehabilitation session, “Promoting Participation: Where is the Field and Where Do We Go Next?” with her introduction “Participation: Definition and Current Measurement Approaches” and her presentation, “Participation and Community Dwelling Adults with Arthritis”
Dr. Keysor also presented her abstract “Factors contributing to Black and White Differences in ‘Willingness’ to Undergo Joint Replacement Surgery: The MOST Study”
ENACT research scientist, Jessica Maxwell, PT, DPT, OCS, presented “Participation in Adults Post Total Knee Joint Replacement”
ENACT pre-doctorate fellow Rawan AlHeresh, MS, OT made her ACR/ARHP debut with her presentation, “Work Disability and Employment Retention”
One of the highlights of the meeting was an award acknowledging the lifelong contributions to the field of rheumatology by Dr. Saralynn Allaire, ScD, CRC, ENACT’s Associate Director. Dr. Allaire received the ACR/ARHP’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her valuable contributions to rheumatological research and advocacy. The Lifetime Achievement Award, ACR/ARHP’s most distinguished award, is presented to a current or former member of ARHP whose career has demonstrated a sustained and lasting contribution to the field of rheumatology and rheumatology health professionals. We agree that Dr. Allaire is a worthy recipient!
ENACT is proud to share exciting cutting-edge research with leaders in the arthritis research community and the rehabilitation community at large at events such as the ACR/ARHP annual meeting. ENACT presentations, including those from ACR/ARHP, are archived on the ENACT website.