The Virginia Society of Rheumatologists (VSR) is a 506c professional medical society for rheumatologists in Virginia and surrounding states and was founded in 1988. The Virginia Rheumatology Allied Health Professionals Association (VRAHPA) is an affiliated organization that includes nurses, radiology technicians, and medical assistants who assist in the care of patients with rheumatic diseases in the state of Virginia.
VSR has a primarily educational focus, with an outstanding clinical meeting which is usually held at the end of September each year. The site of the meeting rotates around the state. This popular meeting now attracts more than 100 attendees each year including rheumatologists from adjoining states. The VRAHPA meeting is held each year in conjunction with the annual VSR meeting.