ACR Convergence is the world’s premier rheumatology meeting, and plans are underway to bring you an outstanding event in 2021.

Despite a strong desire to return to an in-person format, it is unfortunately not viable this year. San Francisco will be unable to host our meeting due to COVID-19’s continued impact to the area and the world. As a result, #ACR21 will be offered as an enhanced virtual meeting experience along with a number of in-person, special localized events to be announced in late July. We hope you’ll join us in November for stellar rheumatology education, outstanding networking opportunities, and more.


ACR Convergence 2021 Preview

ACR Convergence 2021 brings you multiple opportunities to take a more active role throughout the meeting. While you’ll be able to enjoy the full experience virtually, additional in-person opportunities will be available.

We have an action-packed event planned, kicking off on November 1 with early access to the virtual meeting platform, followed by advance programming on November 3–5 (including the all-new Global Rheumatology Summit, Basic and Clinical Research Conference, and Radiology Bootcamp), ACR Convergence scientific programming and special events on November 5–9, and the ACR Review Course on November 10.



Call for Participation

ACR Convergence 2021 offers multiple opportunities to take a more active role throughout the meeting. Learn about how you can get involved this year. See details on the application process and deadlines.

Call for Abstracts
Global Rheumatology Summit
Image Competition: Call for Images
Call for Study Groups
Thieves Market: Call for Cases
Knowledge Bowl: Call for Teams & Questions
Call for Patient Perspectives

Call for Twitter Ambassadors

The inaugural ACR Twitter Ambassador program helped to elevate the social media conversation surrounding ACR Convergence 2020. Individuals who are active on Twitter and excited to showcase the 2021 meeting should apply to be a Twitter Ambassador. Ambassadors will receive a free All-Access Pass to attend ACR Convergence 2021. The deadline to apply is June 1.

Apply to be a Twitter Ambassador




See resources, frequently asked questions, and how to get help accessing the virtual meeting platform.

Annual Meeting education


View the preliminary online program and explore opportunities to take a more active role throughout the meeting.

Annual Meeting Abstracts


Abstract submission for ACR Convergence 2021 is open. The deadline is June 1 at noon ET.


Annual Meeting registration


If you missed ACR Convergence 2020, you can still register for On-Demand access. Details for 2021 registration coming soon.

Industry Engagement

Industry Engagement

See industry engagement details, including Engagement Packages, support and advertising opportunities, and more. (formerly Exhibits)

ACR Convergence 2020 Access

ACR Convergence 2020 Access

All-access pass attendees can access the session recordings, poster hall, community hubs, and exhibits until June 1, 2021.

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