About the Georgia Society of Rheumatology
The purpose of the Georgia Society of Rheumatology (GSR) is to stimulate interest and increase knowledge of arthritis and rheumatic diseases among physicians, allied health professionals, and laymen.
Continuing Medical Education Mission Statement
The purpose of the Georgia Society of Rheumatology (GSR) is to stimulate interest and increase knowledge of arthritis and rheumatic diseases among physicians, allied health professionals, and laymen. Educational opportunities are provided during the annual two-day educational conference and throughout the year with the Metro-Atlanta Rheumatology Section (MARS). MARS meetings will be held monthly in the local Atlanta area to provided ongoing continuing medical education activities. The entire membership is invited to the MARS meetings.
GSR is committed to providing learning opportunities that meet the membership’s needs. Needs assessments will be conducted during the year to determine educational topics. Programs Directors for GSR and MARS will be responsible for implementing and analyzing the needs assessment evaluations.
GSR annual meeting participants will be presented guest speakers, abstract presentations and other forms of learning such as the Thieves Market. MARS meeting participants will be presented with guest speakers who will lecture for approximately one hour and who will follow-up with audience discussion.
Potential participants will be informed of upcoming continuing medical education opportunities through direct mail, faxes and e-mail announcements. Participants will receive support materials to assist their learning and to comply with the Medical Association of Georgia’s continuing medical education required documentation. At the end of each program, the participants will be asked to evaluate the learning activity. The program director will collect the written evaluations and analyze the information to determine the effectiveness of the program and to understand future needs of the membership.
Physician participants will include primarily rheumatologists and, secondarily orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, endocrinologists, dermatologists and radiologists.