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As the official podcast of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), ACR on Air seeks to have informative and engaging conversations rheumatology professionals want to hear – ranging in topic from trends in clinical practice, to issues affecting rheumatology professionals, and the changing landscape of the rheumatology field. Tune in twice a month for engaging interviews and commentary.

ACR on Air American College of Rheumatology

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

As the official podcast of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), ACR on Air seeks to have informative and engaging conversations rheumatology professionals want to hear – ranging in topic from trends in clinical practice, to issues affecting rheumatology professionals, and the changing landscape of the rheumatology field. Tune in twice a month for engaging interviews and commentary.

    Managing Osteoporosis

    Managing Osteoporosis

    Bone health may not be first on the mind when discussing rheumatology, however, Dr. Marcy Bolster believes it plays a vital role in caring for ‘the whole patient’. As such, Dr. Bolster’s innovative contributions to the field of Osteoporosis cannot be overstated. She joins us today to discuss the role of the rheumatologist in helping to prevent or treat Osteoporosis, how often it’s under-recognized, plus the services she created to help identify, diagnose and treat the condition among patients.  

    • 50 min
    Immune Related Adverse Events of Checkpoint Inhibitors

    Immune Related Adverse Events of Checkpoint Inhibitors

    When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, treatments that force the immune system into overdrive are given in hopes that it will recognize the cancer and destroy it. Unfortunately, this can mean that various Immune Related Adverse Events (IRAEs) can occur. In rheumatology, our treatments are meant to tame an overactive immune system, creating a unique dilemma. Joining us today is Dr. Laura Cappelli, MD, MHS. Dr. Cappelli explains what these IRAEs really are, how they commonly occur, what risk factors exist in their development, the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and much, much more. 

    • 53 min
    State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) Preview

    State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) Preview

    April is just around the corner, and so is 2024’s State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA)! This week, we welcome Dr. Sobia Hassan, Chair of the SOTA Planning Committee and Dr. Ibtissam Gad, Chair of the Fellows in Training subcommittee. We discuss the topics and speakers chosen for SOTA and how they were selected, some highlights including discussions on CAR T Cells, CPPD, and Check Point Inhibitors, what’s in store for our Fellows in Training and how you, our listeners, can get involved! If you’ve not yet registered, be sure to visit the ACR’s registration page for all the details you’ll need to plan your trip here: State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

    • 45 min
    The Rheumatology Access Expansion Initiative

    The Rheumatology Access Expansion Initiative

    Join us this week for an insightful and encouraging discussion with Drs. Mandal and Grant, the founders of The Rheumatology Access Expansion Initiative (RAE). RAE is a project designed to support the Navajo Nation, an underserved community with respect to rheumatic disease. Our guests explain how leveraging the established educational model, Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), was used to remotely train PCPs among the Navajo in the diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 

    • 44 min
    Partnering with Your Occupational Therapist

    Partnering with Your Occupational Therapist

    Kicking off a new series in conjunction with ARP, we’re spending time with professionals in the field of rheumatology that can, and do, much for our patients. Today, our focus centers on The Occupational Therapist. But how much do we know of our colleagues and their contributions toward our patients? What does an occupational therapist do, with our referrals in hand? We caught up with the founder of Arthritis Life and host of the Arthritis Life Podcast, Cheryl Crow, to answer that question and much more. Cheryl explains to us what happens at an OT visit, what sorts of patients should see an OT, how to manage pain from exercise as well as sharing with us her favorite life hacks and her own personal journey from patient to advocate. 

    • 52 min
    Placebos: Their Effects and Why They Work

    Placebos: Their Effects and Why They Work

    If there was ever any evidence for the depth of complexity within our own brains, look no further than the placebos and their effects. Both a help and hinderance to the medical community, rheumatology clinicians and researchers can agree that when testing new treatments, the placebo effect is as powerful as it is disruptive. But what is it exactly? How does it work and for which symptoms? Are there symptoms to which this effect is ineffective? How can you diminish the effect? What is the “Nocebo Effect” and what ethics are involved when dealing with placebos? To answer these questions, we’ve invited Professor Ted Kaptchuk, director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts to be our guest today and tell us all about placebos, their effects and why they work. 

    • 41 min

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53 Ratings

DrDocko ,

Emeritus Professor

I especially enjoy listening to the “young people” I have mentored

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Highly recommend

Great topics/ guideline discussion for Rheumatologist. Many thanks Dr Haussmann, interviewers, and ACR support.

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Awesome podcast

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