International Education

The American College of Rheumatology offers a variety of meetings and online resources (including a vast image library, materials for your patients, self-assessments, and more) to respond to the educational needs of rheumatology professionals worldwide.

Meetings

ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Courses

CARE (Continuing Assessment, Review, and Evaluation) is a series of online self-assessment modules designed to evaluate and enhance medical knowledge across the specialty.  Each CARE module is comprised of multiple-choice, case-based questions. Most CARE modules offer breadth and depth in a comprehensive overview of rheumatologic conditions, while two have specific foci (geriatrics and lupus).

Fundamentals of Rheumatology Course - coming soon
This online course was developed for an audience of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, practice managers, office staff and other clinicians. It was designed to introduce learners to rheumatic diseases, rheumatologic care and the business of rheumatology.

Advanced Rheumatology Course
For rheumatology fellows-in-training, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care physicians, internist, residents and providers new to the field of rheumatology, the Advanced Rheumatology Course is a comprehensive, innovative online course designed to expand your knowledge and practical skills.

ACR Image Library

The ACR’s image bank is an important collection of rheumatology-related images and features contributions from practitioners around the globe. These searchable images can serve as critical teaching and learning aids for physicians, researchers and health care professionals.

Educate yourself and others by downloading these scholarly images for professional development, rheumatic research and educational presentations*.  Image downloads are free to ACR members.

Access the ACR Image Library to explore thousands of rheumatic images of common conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout, to rare conditions including relapsing polychondritis, multicentric reticulohistiocytosis and various heritable disorders of the connective tissue. Featuring instant image updates and robust search capabilities, the ACR Image Library allows users to collect and organize images in personalized “favorites folders” that can be shared via email.

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* Use of images downloaded from the ACR Image Library in a live educational presentation that will not be reproduced in any other medium (e.g., video, journal, etc.), do not require written permission.

Patient Fact Sheets and Resources

The ACR has prepared a variety of educational information for patients. Here you will find information on more than 50 different topics related to rheumatic diseases. These materials can be downloaded, copied, and distributed to patients. Fact sheets are available in English and Spanish. 

The ACR's patient education materials are intended to complement patients’ self-directed learning and advice from the healthcare professional. Informed patients, working together with rheumatologists and other healthcare providers, are key players in keeping themselves and/or their family members healthy.  These resources were created to support these combined efforts and to improve outcomes.

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