The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is the premier educational event for physicians, health professionals, and scientists who treat or research those with or at risk for arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The Annual Meeting is the leading forum for you to find the most relevant and cutting-edge information in rheumatology.

Each year, the Annual Meeting draws thousands of abstracts as an important part of its program. In 2016, more than 3,000 accepted abstracts, submitted by rheumatologists and health professionals from around the world, were displayed in an international venue in Washington, D.C., and published in an online supplement of the Arthritis & Rheumatology journal.

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Letters of Invitation for Abstract Submitters

The ACR is pleased to provide a letter of invitation to abstract submitters who are planning to attend the Annual Meeting. You can personalize and print your letter by completing an online form letter (see instructions below). The letter may be helpful when you apply for a travel visa. If you a need to create personalized letters for family members, enter each individual's information in a separate form. Alternatively, after you register for the meeting, the system will generate a letter of invitation.

Letter of Invitation Instructions

  1. Open the letter (if you don’t have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free)
  2. Type your information on the letter: date, recipient name and address, salutation
  3. Print or save the letter

Abstract Submission

Find information about deadlines, guidelines, and abstract submission requirements.

Abstract Presentation

Find information about presenting author responsibilities and accepted abstract presentation guidelines.

Permissions and Reprints

Read policies regarding the reuse and reproduction of Annual Meeting abstracts.

Abstract Embargo

See restrictions on the publicizing of information in Annual Meeting accepted abstracts.

Annual Meeting Awards

Students, residents, and fellows who submit abstracts may apply for one of several Annual Meeting awards.