The ACR’s public relations department serves as a resource and referral center for the communications media - both lay and scientific - and the public. Our public relations staff offers members of the media rapid access to scientific and medical experts, press releases, background research, and much more.

We also distribute information about the latest in quality and educational programs and health policy issues that affect rheumatologists and their patients.

Press Pass Request

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) organizes several events throughout the United States for which the media can apply for a press pass. See current opportunities and apply for a press pass.

Media Resources

Advocacy News
Learn more about the ACR’s latest advocacy efforts and the legislative priorities affecting rheumatologists and their patients.

Clinical Practice Guidelines, Classification Criteria, and Position Statements
Read the ACR’s latest documentation on standards of care.

ACR News
Read the latest news from the ACR.

Patient Resources
Learn more about common rheumatic diseases, treatments, and tips for living well with rheumatic disease.


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