The American College of Rheumatology is the largest professional organization of physicians, scientists and health professionals devoted to the study and treatment of the rheumatic diseases. As a member, you are eligible for benefits designed to provide the best education and practice resources available, as well as discounts that will multiply the value of your membership.
If you have questions about ACR member benefits, please contact the ACR membership department at email@example.com or (404) 633-3777. If you have questions about ARHP member benefits, please contact the ARHP membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 633-3777.
The ACR offers its members subscriptions to the premiere journals in the field of rheumatology - Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research, as well as The Rheumatologist, a monthly newsmagazine written for rheumatologists. Rheumatology Morning Wire keeps members up-to-date with breaking news related to rheumatology, and the printed and online directories provide member contact information.
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Members enjoy significant discounts in registration fees for all educational events.
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The ACR offers a number of outstanding products for rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals. Best of all? Members enjoy generous discounts and even have complimentary access to some of our most popular products!
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The ACR's Career Connection is designed to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers. Career Connection is free to job seekers searching for opportunities in the field of rheumatology. Access relevant jobs anytime, and apply with a click of a button.
Employers can target their recruitment efforts with a cost-effective and easy-to-use system. Benefits include access to a nationwide market of qualified rheumatology candidates, a résumé alert feature that automatically delivers e-mail notices when potential candidates have posted a résumé - making it easier to find qualified candidates, and a job alert feature that instantly notifies candidates of your newly posted employment opportunities.
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Through Advocates for Arthritis, the ACR offers its members advocacy training as well as opportunities to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss current legislative issues affecting the rheumatology community. Additionally, Advocates for Arthritis offers networking opportunities for members to discuss issues affecting their practices and patients.
The ACR covers the travel costs of members who participate in the annual trip to Capitol Hill. The ACR encourages both returning and new advocates to apply for participation. To ensure the program reaches new advocates and new congressional offices, there is an application process and not all applicants are accepted.
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The College has two certified coders on staff who are available to answer coding and billing questions for members and their staffs. The ACR staff is also available to members for face-to-face meeting. Templates for forms and letters are provided to members online at no charge.
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Awards & Grants
ACR Awards of Distinction & Masters
Each year, the ACR recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through an awards program.
Foundation Awards & Grants
Through the Rheumatology Research Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the ACR ACR members are eligible to apply for a variety of funding. The Foundation is committed to advancing research and training to improve the health of people with rheumatic diseases. The Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs in the United States. In FY2013, the Foundation awarded $12.3 million in grants, the most in its 27-year history.
All ACR meetings allow time for its members to engage each other face-to-face. Working on committees allows members to get to know and work with colleagues from around the country.
List serves are automated e-mail discussion forums designed for interactive discussions with other ACR members. The list serves are designed to improve communication between and among the ACR and members, offer a forum for exchanging ideas, and allow members to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of colleagues.
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