Rheum4Science: All Activities
R4S-ALL-EXP23
Basic and Clinical Sciences, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheum4Science
Friday, September 1, 2017, 12:00 AM
Thursday, May 1, 2025, 12:00 AM
Participation
Rheumatologists, Fellows in Training, Residents

Program Information

Rheumatologists need a solid understanding of the immune system in order to understand the pathology of rheumatic diseases and drug mechanisms of action. The creation of Rheum4Science grew out of the conviction that the teaching of science is declining in rheumatology. Rheum4Science is designed to teach the underlying biology and clinical research methodology necessary for the knowledgeable practice of rheumatology. This basic and clinical science curriculum is designed as a series of online case-based activities that can be used by trainees or practitioners working independently or with a faculty mentor.


Target Audience

Rheum4Science activities are targeted to rheumatology fellows in training, but the program could also be used by medical students, residents, practicing rheumatologists, and other rheumatology health care providers (ACR/ARP members) interested in strengthening their understanding of basic scientific principles and clinical research methodology relevant to the field of rheumatology.


How to Use Rheum4Science

Rheum4Science activities are targeted to rheumatology fellows in training, medical students, residents, practicing rheumatologists, and other rheumatology health care providers interested in strengthening their understanding of basic scientific principles and clinical research methodology relevant to the field of rheumatology.

Each activity is a standalone that can be completed as a self-study activity or in small groups. Learners may benefit from discussion of key takeaways and questions in a group after completion.


Registration

Registration is complimentary.


Rheum4Science Activities

  • Activity 1 - Overview of Innate Immunity
  • Activity 2 - Toll-Like Receptors in Rheumatic Disease
  • Activity 3 - The NLRP3 Inflammasome
  • Activity 4 - Data and Distributions
  • Activity 5 - Cohort Studies
  • Activity 6 - Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Activity 7 - Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Activity 8 - Neutrophils
  • Activity 9 - T Cells: What Every Rheumatology Needs to Know


Activity Authors

Activity 1 - Overview of Innate Immunity
Leonard Calabrese, DO; Bethany Marston, MD

Activity 2 - Toll-Like Receptors in Rheumatic Disease
Bethany Marston, MD; Christopher T. Ritchlin, MD, MPH

Activity 3 - The NLRP3 Inflammasome
Bethany Marston, MD; Michael H. Pillinger, MD

Activity 4 - Data and Distributions
Juliet Aizer, MD, MPH; Marianna B. Frey, BA; Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH; Noa Schwartz, MD, MS

Activity 5 - Cohort Studies
Juliet Aizer, MD, MPH; Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH

Activity 6 - Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
William Rigby, MD

Activity 7 - Randomized Controlled Trials
Juliet Aizer, MD, MPH; Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH; Diane Zisa, MD

Activity 8 - Neutrophils
Ruth Fernandez-Ruiz, MD, MSCI; Michael H. Pillinger, MD

Activity 9 - T Cells: What Every Rheumatologist Needs to Know
R. John Looney, MD


Acknowledgments

The ACR acknowledges the contributions of the members of the Rheum4Science Working Group, who identified the need for these resources, developed the curriculum, and brought its earliest activities to fruition.

Juliet Aizer, MD, MPH; Anne R. Bass, MD; Leonard Calabrese, DO; Lisa Mandl, MD, MPH; Bethany Marston, MD; Michael H. Pillinger, MD; William Rigby, MD; Christopher T. Ritchlin, MD, MPH; Gregg Silverman, MD

The ACR also recognizes the following faculty for providing expert reviews, ensuring content accuracy and relevancy.

Jessica Gordon, MD, MSc; Justin Levinson, MD, MBA; Bethany Marston, MD; Yair Molad, MD