Thieves’ Market presentations are a tradition within rheumatology where a unique case is presented and the audience is challenged either with diagnosis or management of a complicated patient. The goal is to help us all in our ongoing journey to become discerning diagnosticians and thoughtful practitioners.
A successful Thieves’ Market case submission to the VSR will be:
-A real case with high educational value and a teaching point, including but not limited to:
o Patient with a rare disease
o Patient with a common disease but a rare presentation
o Patient with a rare complication
o A patient from whom we can all learn something
-A well-rehearsed “polished” presentation
-Stimulating and engaging to the audience
We invite fellows, residents and medical students to submit their cases for the 2023 Virginia Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. The cases will be judged competitively based on their uniqueness, striking images or findings, educational value and overall presentation by the presenter. The winner will receive a certificate along with monetary prizes of $400 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.The first place winner will also receive one free night at the hotel for the VSR 2024 meeting. In addition, the presentation will be highlighted on the VSR website as this year’s winner.
All cases will be submitted for peer review prior to presentation. If accepted, and upon presentation at the VSR annual scientific meeting, cases will be indexed and stored on the VSR website (in the ‘Fellows Corner’).