ACR Updates: COVID-19


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Updated March 27, 2020 at 4:30 PM ET


The ACR is acting swiftly to address the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. We are focusing our efforts on areas that are most critical to you, your practice, and your patients. The ACR has developed several new resources and compiled pertinent information to help you navigate new and unexpected challenges as they arise. We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and provide additional information as it becomes available.

Watch this video message from Ellen Gravallese, MD, President of the American College of Rheumatology, informing you of what the ACR is doing for you to help you during these challenging times.


The ACR is taking a number of steps to provide support to you during this unprecedented time, including the formation of two task forces focused on addressing issues affecting your practice and your patients. Working with experts in COVID-related topics, these groups along with ACR committees are working rapidly to develop meaningful information and resources to help guide you.

Other COVID-19 Resources and Information

ACR Meetings and Program Updates

Please review important details and cancellation information for each meeting:


Planning for ACR Convergence 2020 is underway with no changes at this time. The ACR will continue to post and share new information accordingly. Please contact us at with any questions or concerns about educational meetings.

COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance

The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance provider-entered registry aims to collect data on rheumatology patients with COVID-19 and hopes the information will provide guidance for rheumatology professionals when assessing and treating the infection in patients with rheumatic disease.

The Global Rheumatology Community’s Response to the Worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic

Help Us Help Patients: Report a COVID-19 Case

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