The Vasculitis Foundation seeks to help health care professionals learn as much about the diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis to ensure patients receive the best possible medical care. The following resources offer links to resources for health care professionals.

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI):   The AAAAI has a membership of 6,600 allergist / immunologists and related professionals around the world with advanced training and experience dedicated to allergy, asthma, immune deficiencies and other immunologic diseases.

American College of Rheumatology (ACR):  The ACR provides professional education devoted to the treatment of rheumatic diseases. Here you will find rheumatology clinical support information such as bibliographies, classification and response criteria, health status assessments, disease activity indexes and damage indexes, practice guidelines, position statements, standards of practice for rheumatology health professionals, resources for your patients, information for clinician researchers, information about the ACR’s rheumatology clinical registry, and information about quality and drug safety.

American Society of Nephrology (ASN):  The ASN leads the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients.  Distance learning provides educational opportunities through the use of technology for students, including physicians, to learn while not physically “on-site”. This type of asynchronous learning is perfect for those who wish to take part in ASN’s educational programs, but cannot attend the actual meetings.

American Thoracic Society (ATS):  The mission of the ATS is to improve health worldwide by advancing research, clinical care and public health in respiratory disease, critical illness and sleep disorders. Specialties include:  Pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, allergy/immunology, thoracic surgery, behavioral science, environmental and occupational medicine, among others.

Journal of Nephrology:  The Journal of Nephrology (J Nephrol) publicizes peer-reviewed original manuscripts dealing with both clinical and laboratory investigations of relevance to the broad fields of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation.

The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is one of the world’s best known, oldest, and most respected general medical journals. It publishes original research articles, review articles (“seminars” and “reviews”), editorials, book reviews, correspondence, as well as news features and case reports.

National Institutes of Health (NIH). Several NIH institutes are involved in the treatment and research of vasculitis. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

The Journal of Rheumatology is a monthly international serial edited by Duncan A. Gordon. The Journal features research articles on clinical subjects from scientists working in rheumatology and related fields, as well as proceedings of meetings as supplements to regular issues. Highlights of our almost 40 years serving Rheumatology include: groundbreaking and provocative editorials such as “Inverting the Pyramid,” renowned Pediatric Rheumatology, proceedings of OMERACT and the Canadian Rheumatology Association, Cochrane Musculoskeletal Reviews, and supplements on emerging therapies.

The New England Journal of Medicine  is published by the Massachusetts Medical Society and it is among the most prestigious in the world. The journal publishes editorials, papers on original research, review articles, correspondence, and case reports, and has a special section called “Images in Clinical Medicine”.

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge system. UpToDate’s 4,800 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 450,000 clinicians worldwide and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the US rely on UpToDate.