Abstract Submission

The American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals invite you to submit an abstract to the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work peer reviewed by experts in the field.

Late Breaking Abstract Submission

Late-breaking abstract submission will open on August 29. See instructions and eligibility information in the Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts Guidelines and Procedures.

The ACR seeks abstracts on the following topics:

  • Clinical practice of rheumatology
  • Teaching of rheumatology
  • Basic and translational science that contributes to the understanding of disease pathogenesis
  • Mechanisms and efficacy of therapeutics
  • Delivery of healthcare to patients with musculoskeletal and rheumatic disease

The ARHP program is planned to reflect the needs of healthcare professionals who share an interest in rheumatology-related issues by providing a forum to address topics of professional significance with a multidisciplinary audience.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Download the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts for submission guidelines and procedures.

Abstract Submission Timeline

Regular abstract submission closed on June 19.  The late-breaking abstract submission period is August 29 - September 26.

Abstract Withdrawal

After the abstract submission period closes (June 19), presenting authors may submit a request to have an abstract withdrawn.

  • Requests can only be made by the presenting author and must be submitted via email to withdrawn@rheumatology.org.
  • Withdrawal requests must include the following:
    • Abstract ID number
    • Abstract title
    • Presenting author’s name
  • Removal of a withdrawn abstract from the online supplement of Arthritis & Rheumatology cannot be guaranteed if the request is received after August 24, 2017.
  • Withdrawal or rejection of an abstract will not result in the refund of a submission fee. All submission fees are non-refundable.