• The members of the ASCR are nationally recognized leaders in rheumatology who have affiliated to establish and advance the identity of the rheumatologist as the community leader as an educator, and as a specialist in the diagnosis and management of patients affected by musculoskeletal diseases.
  • Members have demonstrated leadership as educators of community physicians in the area of rheumatologic therapeutics.
  • Members have demonstrated distinguished community leadership in the management of inflammatory destructive arthropathies including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, the treatment of osteoporosis, crystalline arthritis and hyperuricemia, connective tissue diseases, and osteoarthritis, and the implementation of other treatment innovations.
  • To qualify as a member of the ASCR, rheumatologists have established themselves as offering state of the art disease management, and as maintaining a high level of awareness of scientific advances through participation in regularly scheduled ASCR educational events that focus on advances in the management of rheumatologic disorders.
  • ASCR develops treatment algorithms for the management of rheumatologic disorders, and updates these algorithms at regularly scheduled society meetings.
  • ASCR brings nationally recognized experts to its meetings to provide members with scientific updates.
  • ASCR members participate in interactive standards development discussions.
  • The ASCR conducts educational programs both for physicians and the public.
  • The ASCR undertakes other programs, including outcomes research studies, to advance its goals of supporting the specialty of rheumatology, and it’s most important priority: providing the best possible care to patients.